(Edited release from West Point Thoroughbreds)
John Sikura’s Hill 'n’ Dale Farm has purchased an interest in the multiple graded stakes winning 3-year-old filly Dream Rush. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
A daughter of Wild Rush, Dream Rush was purchased by agent Buzz Chace for $285,000 as a 2-year-old in training at the 2006 Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's February sale. Owned by West Point Thoroughbreds and Lewis G. Lakin, Dream Rush has won four of five career starts. In her last start, Dream Rush tied the stakes record in the grade II Nassau County Breeders’ Cup Stakes at Belmont on May 5. Dream Rush will continue to run in the West Point Thoroughbreds’ silks and will continue to be trained by Rick Violette, Jr.
“I am delighted to share an ownership position in such an outstanding filly,” Sikura said. “Dream Rush is an elite filly with all of the tools to eventually become a great broodmare.”
West Point Thoroughbreds founder and president Terry Finley said, “Good horses are expensive in this day and age, and Dream Rush is more than a very good horse. Her trainer Rick Violette has done an exceptional job with her. He is a superb horseman, and his care and training of this filly are indicative of his skills. We look forward to Dream Rush’s continued success and sharing them with John.”