Becky Winemiller's Wine Princess again proved her affinity for Churchill Downs with a strong victory in the $150,000 Falls City Handicap (gr. II) Nov. 28 at the Kentucky track.
Five-time grade I winner Court Vision had his first reported foal arrive when a filly was born Jan. 20 at Hill 'n' Dale Farm in Canada.
At one minute past the stroke of midnight on Jan. 19, 2010 3-year-old champion filly Blind Luck delivered her first foal, a filly by Bernardini, at Hill 'n' Dale Farm in Lexington, Ky.
Midnight Ballet became the first stakes winner for her sire, freshman sire Midnight Lute, and her dam, Buzz Song, in the $100,000 Sharp Cat Stakes Nov. 11.
The son of Storm Cat gets his first winner at Lone Star Park April 19.
Fort Prado, whose first foals are weanlings of 2011, will be relocated to Buck Pond Farm in Versailles, Ky., for the 2012 season. His fee will be $5,000.
In the tightest race in years, Darley's freshman stallion Offlee Wild honors as the nation's top first-crop sire over Hill 'n' Dale Farm's Roman Ruler.
Marked by a severe 22.9% decrease in average price, the annual selected Canadian-bred yearling sale, hosted by the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario division) at the Woodbine racetrack sales pavilion on Sept. 8 was yet another North American auction that was a victim of a struggling economy.
The daughter of Procure (by Quiet American) wired an 11-horse field at Keeneland April 24.
Surgery for the brilliant filly Indyanne, who fractured a sesamoid in her left front ankle while leading in the stretch of the La Brea Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Dec. 27, has been postponed, trainer Greg Gilchrist said the morning following the accident.
Patena, an impressive maiden winner last out, had no problem in his first stakes test, as the 2-year-old Seeking the Gold colt gamely hung on for a narrow victory in the $150,000 Display Stakes on a cold and snowy day at Woodbine Dec. 6.
Backseat Rhythm showed an appreciation for Saratoga's yielding inner turf course Aug. 15 when she powered home from the back of the pack to dominate the $150,000 Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) for her first stakes victory.
Better Than Honour, the dam of Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winners Jazil and Rags to Riches, is scheduled to be offered at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November mixed sale as part of a dispersal of the joint holdings of Southern Equine and Hill 'n' Dale Farms.
Better Than Honour, the dam of Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winners Rags to Riches and Jazil, will be bred back to A.P. Indy after losing an A.P. Indy colt earlier this year, according to Eric Guillot of Southern Equine Stables.
Vindication, seventh on the first-crop sire list by progeny earnings, will stand once again for $60,000 at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington.
This year's Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association dinner took place at John Sikura's picturesque Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington, where elite horsemen from across the country gathered for a night of entertainment by Aretha Franklin and a ceremony to honor their accomplishments in the industry.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that Youbet.com will be the presenting sponsor of the 2007 TOBA National Awards Dinner scheduled for Sept. 8 at Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington. This marks the second consecutive year that Youbet.com has been the presenting sponsor of the event.
Terry Blanchard, D.V.M., has been honored with the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT) annual "Theriogenologist of the Year" award for 2006, according to an announcement by Dr. John Steiner, the organization's president.
John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington has expanded north with the purchase of two parcels of land totaling 317 acres.
Mass Media, who counts the grade I Forego Handicap at seven furlongs among his six career victories, will stand at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington in 2006 for $7,500 live foal.
Grade I winner Mass Media will retire for the 2006 breeding season to Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington, Ky. where he will stand for a fee of $7,500 live foal as the property of Gary and Mary West, in whose colors he was campaigned.
Grand Reward, a grade II-winning son of Storm Cat produced from champion Serena's Song, will retire to John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington where he will stand the 2006 season for $12,500.
Audrey Haisfield (NeverTell Farm) and John Sikura (Hill 'n' Dale Farm) announced today that NeverTell stallions Medaglia d'Oro, Doneraile Court, and Marquetry are being relocated to Haisfield's Stonewall Farm near Midway, Ky., where they will stand the 2006 breeding season. The three stallions are expected to move prior to the Keeneland November Sale.
A part interest in grade II winner Saarland, a son of Unbridled out of multiple grade I millionaire Versailles Treaty, has been sold to a syndicate and the sophomore sire will relocate to Darby Dan Farm to stand beginning with the 2006 breeding season.
Mike Lakow, who was relieved of his duties as racing secretary in a July shake-up of the New York Racing Association, has been named general manager of John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington.
Hill 'n' Dale Farm announced Tuesday that Dr. Terry Blanchard, an internationally recognized authority on stallion fertility and mare reproduction, will join the Lexington, Ky. farm as resident veterinarian, starting Jan. 1. Blanchard has been a professor of equine theriogenology at Texas A&M for the past 17 years.
Helsinki and her weanling daughter by Unbridled's Song packed a huge one-two financial punch as both brought seven-figure prices Wednesday during the third session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Royal Roberto, one of Illinois' most successful stallions, died in July of a heart attack.
Millionaire Medaglia d'Oro, a three-time grade I winner who was retired to John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington, will begin his stallion career in 2005 for a fee of $35,000.
Millionaire Medaglia d'Oro, a three-time grade I winner and twice runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has been retired and will enter stud at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington.
John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm has purchased prominent first-crop sire Doneraile Court and will stand him for $15,000 live foal.
John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm, which earlier released a $50,000 fee for incoming stallion Vindication, will keep major stallion Theatrical at $75,000.
Two top fillies are out of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
With trainer Bob Baffert reporting that Vindication's training schedule is just too tight to make the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Classic, Powered by Dodge (gr. I), Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables announced the early retirement of the unbeaten 2-year-old champion male of 2002.
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation raised more than $500,000 at its annual gala, held Monday. Aug. 4, at the Saratoga Golf & Polo Club. The bulk of the money, a record amount for the event, was raised through separate live auctions, one for season options to breed to select stallions, the other for "unique experiences."
Viewed as too valuable, Mutakddim won't be shuttling to Argentina from John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington
Multiple stakes winner Starrer has been retired, it was announced by owner George Krikorian.
All proceeds from 'Evening in the Bluegrass', which will be held this year at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm, goes to support the Shoemaker Foundation.
Padua Stables' Vindication, champion 2-year-old of 2002 and early favorite for the Kentucky Derby, has been taken off the Derby trail due to an injury to his left front suspensory.
Though not as glorious as his salad days on the racetrack, in the last two years of his life Seattle Slew again showed the mettle that made him a champion in all he endeavored.
A public memorial service honoring the deceased Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew has been scheduled for 8:00 p.m. July 19 at Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington, Ky.
Seattle Slew, the only horse to win the Triple Crown while undefeated, died Tuesday morning at Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington.
Seattle Slew, who was moved to John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington from Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., to remove stress, might not return to breeding this year, according to owner Mickey Taylor.
It didn't take long for Seattle Slew to start acting like his old self at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington, Ky.
John G. Sikura has added 205 acres to his Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington.
Grade I winner El Corredor has arrived at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington, where he will enter stud for a syndicate for $20,000 live foal.
Answer Lively, the champion juvenile colt of 1988 was who reported as retired in June, will stand in 2001 at John Sikura's Hill 'N' Dale Farm near Lexington.
Two-time champion Silverbulletday, whose quest to become the all-time leading earner among females ended with her retirement ended earlier this week, has settled in to her new home at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington, Ky.
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