Mike Lakow, who served for 12 years as director of racing for the New York Racing Association, has been hired as racing director at Santa Anita Park, the Southern California track announced Feb. 28.
Prominent Thoroughbred owners Gary and Mary West have agreed to offer up to $2.5 million in breeders' bonuses for their grade I-winning stallions New Year's Day and Power Broker.
Hill 'n' Dale Farms will hold an open house Feb. 8-10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to feature the Lexington farm's new grade II-winning stallion additions, New Year's Day and Power Broker.
The pedigree of Midnight Hawk, on the surface a mating between two sprinters, actually shows a nice balance between speed and stamina elements.
Maclean's Music, a promising young son of Distorted Humor, sired his first reported foal when a dark bay filly was born at Swifty Farms near Seymour, Ind., Jan. 16.
Pulpit's grade I-winning son Power Broker has been retired from racing and will stand at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington, for a 2014 fee of $10,000 live foal.
John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington has released its 2014 stallion roster and stud fees, headed by Stormy Atlantic and Midnight Lute, who will stand for $30,000 and $25,000, respectively.
Hill 'n' Dale Farms said Nov. 4 Midnight Lute will stand the 2014 breeding season for a fee of $25,000 live foal, stands and nurses.
Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced Aug. 29 that longtime farm manager Joe Ramsey is leaving and John Rasmussen, assistant farm manager for the past five years, will assume the role.
Stallion Indygo Shiner was euthanized in Argentina Aug. 28 after suffering from an inoperable ruptured stomach, Hill 'n' Dale Farms reported.
First-time starter Sensational Nikki became the initial winner for the sire Zensational when the 2-year-old filly won a maiden special weight event June 2 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Grade I winner and millionaire Misremembered sired his first reported foal Jan. 10 at Swifty Farms near Seymour, Ind.
Hill 'n' Dale Farms has released its Stallion roster for 2013 along with the 2013 stud fees.
Stormy Atlantic, sire of 13 stakes winners in 2012, will stand the 2013 breeding season for $30,000 (stands and nurses).
Maclean's Music, whose 114 Beyer Speed Figure is the highest ever given to a debut winner, has been retired from racing for stallion duty in 2013 at Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.
Breeders' Cup champion Theatrical, raced by the late Allen E. Paulson, was euthanized on the night of Aug. 31 due to the infirmities of old age, Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced. He was 30.
Harlington, a grade II winner at Gulfstream Park, came through with his first winner when his 2-year-old daughter Its the Rush won at Woodbine Aug. 25.
Champion Midnight Lute sired his first winner when his son Prohibiting won at Hastings Racecourse June 23.
The first reported foal by grade II winner Concord Point is a filly foaled Jan. 9 at Hickory Hill Farm near Fort Edward, N.Y.
Michael Lakow will take over as the chief executive officer of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, it was announced in a statement released Dec. 7.
John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms will team with Monmouth Park to sponsor the track's biggest race for fillies and mares, the $250,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 28.
Gary and Mary West have privately purchased Canadian champion Milwaukee Appeal from C. E. C. Farms and have retired her to their broodmare band.
Misremembered, a record-setting son of Candy Ride, will stand the 2012 breeding season at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.
The first two mares bred to Kaleem Shah's grade II winner Concord Point are in foal.
Daijin, herself a multiple stakes winner and the producer of stakes winners Handpainted and Serenading, was euthanized after complications from foaling.
Jade Hunter, a multiple grade I winner who sired 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri, was euthanized Sunday, Jan. 23, at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington because of complications from colic.
Grade I winner Zensational, whose fee of $25,000 was the highest for an incoming stallion in 2010, sired his first foal Jan. 4.
Grade II winner Grand Reward, by Storm Cat out of champion Serena's Song, will stand in 2011 at Ghost Ridge Farms near York, Pa.
Closing Argument, a top 10 leading second-crop sire by progeny earnings this year, will stand in 2011 for $5,000 at Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Lexington.
Closing Argument, among the leading second crop sires of 2010, has been purchased by a partnership including Millennium Farms and Bill Heiligbrodt.
Better Than Honour, the 2007 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year, produced "an incredible" Street Cry filly earlier this year and she is back in foal to Street Cry and carrying another filly.
Donato Lanni's is the bloodstock services director for Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington. But he's also the person Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert turns to when he searches for future classic winners.
Zensational, whose $25,000 fee is the highest for a new stallion this year, has had his first mare confirmed in foal.
Grade I winner Heatseeker's first reported foal is a filly born Jan. 16 at Frank and Mattie Justice's Dell Ridge Farm near Lexington.
World's most expensive broodmare will be bred back to Street Cry
Seattle Ruler became Roman Ruler's first stakes winner Sept. 20 at Fairplex Park.
Azeri, who was bought back for $4.4 million at this year's Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, has been entered in the upcoming Keeneland November breeding stock sale, according to John Sikura of Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency and Hill 'n' Dale Farms. Owned by the Allen E. Paulson Living Trust, the 2002 Horse of the Year is in foal to Distorted Humor after producing a Ghostzapper filly this year.
First-crop sire Grand Reward got his initial winner July 2 when Angus Kahn won the first race at Presque Isle in Pennsylvania.
Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced Wednesday that multiple grade I-winner Shakespeare will stand for $20,000 live foal for the 2008 breeding season.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that Aretha Franklin will headline their National Awards Dinner Sept. 8 at John G. Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Jan. 4 its 2007 National Awards Dinner will be held at John G. Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington Saturday, Sept. 8, marking the first time that the event will be held on a Saturday.
Quick Temper, a graded stakes winner last year, has been retired and booked to Ghostzapper.
Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced the first five mares bred to grade I winner Roman Ruler have been pronounced in foal.
The first foal by undefeated champion and grade I winner Candy Ride was born Jan. 14 at David E. Hager II's Idle Hour Farm near Paris, Ky.
Millionaire Roman Ruler, a leading member of his generation at two and three, has been retired for stallion duty at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.
Roman Ruler, winner of the Aug. 7 Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I), will stand at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington upon his retirement.
Champion Vindication, who showed signs of discomfort at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington, has returned to breeding after spending time at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.
Millionaire Vision and Verse was represented by his first winner April 28 when his initial starter, Acceleration, won at Hollywood Park.
The first winners sired by graded stakes winners Broken Vow and El Corredor won maiden special weight races April 22 at 4 1/2 furlongs in their debuts.
George Krikorian's millionaire and grade I winner Starrer produced her first foal, a Danzig filly, Feb. 19 at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.
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