Keyword: Hill 'n' Dale

  • Keeneland Establishes Record Gross for January Sale

    Keeneland closed out its 2007 January horses of all ages sale by establishing a record gross for the first sale of the year while the average and median both fell from last year's comparable numbers.

  • Point Ashley Booked to Storm Cat

    Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced that Eclipse Award finalist and grade I winner Point Ashley, consigned by Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency as agent for Zayat Stables and purchased by Hill 'n' Dale Bloodstock as agent, will be bred to leading sire Storm Cat.

  • Wednesday morning at the Keeneland January sale.

    Third Session Shows Strength at Keeneland January Sale

    Following a slow start, the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale picked up steam Wednesday during its third session in Lexington. The number sold, gross revenue, average price, and median price all were ahead of last year's figures for the comparable session.

  • Point Ashley To Be Bred to Storm Cat

    Hill 'n' Dale Farm owner John Sikura said Wednesday Eclipse Award finalist and grade I winner Point Ashley will be bred to leading sire Storm Cat.

  • Jade Hunter to Liberty in New York

    Jade Hunter, whose daughter Azeri is North America's richest female earner, has arrived for stallion duty at Liberty Stud near Ghent, N.Y.

  • Behaving Badly sent to Hill 'n' Dale following Saturday race.

    Grade I-Winning Mare Behaving Badly Retired

    Behaving Badly, one of the year's top sprinting distaffers, has been retired after a disappointing fourth as the favorite in the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 14 at Keeneland.

  • Most Hill 'n' Dale Fees Unchanged

    John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington released its 2007 stallion fees Oct. 13 with seven of the 11 stallions standing next year for the same amount as the '06 breeding season.

  • High Yield, relocating to Hill 'n' Dale.

    High Yield Moving to Hill 'n' Dale

    High Yield will be relocated for the 2006 breeding season to John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington. His fee will be $7,500.

  • Hill 'n' Dale to Sponsor Cigar Mile

    The New York Racing Association announced Nov. 16 that Hill 'n' Dale Farm has become sponsor of Aqueduct's $350,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I). Formerly, the NYRA Mile, the 17th running of the Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile will be run on Saturday, Nov. 26.

  • Grade I Winner Mass Media to Stand at Hill 'n' Dale

    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.

  • Fasig-Tipton October Harvest Shows Market Color

    Amid continued high buyer demand, the expanded Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling Sale concluded Wednesday with the auction house posting across the board gains when compared to its two-day cataloguing last year. Held over three days, cumulative figures showed substantial improvement over the company's 2004 sale in gross, average, and median prices.

  • Hill 'n' Dale Fees Released; El Corredor to $30,000

    El Corredor, whose first crop includes one of the favorites for the Alberto VO5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), will have his stud fee raised from $20,000 to $30,000 for the 2006 breeding season.

  • First Winners for Broken Vow, El Corredor

    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.

  • Dan Liebman<br>Executive Editor

    A Breed Apart

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - What does is take to operate a Thoroughbred breeding farm in the height of the breeding season? In this issue of <i>The Blood-Horse</i>, we attempt to show you.

  • Estrapade, winning the Oak Tree Invitational.

    Champion Estrapade Dies at Age 25

    Estrapade, winner of an Eclipse Award as champion female turf horse, died from an apparent heart attack at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington, Ky. Friday. She was 25.

  • Millionaire Starrer Foals Danzig Filly

    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.

  • Silverbulletday Produces Vindication Filly

    Michael Pegram's two-time champion filly Silverbulletday produced her third foal, a dark bay filly by undefeated champion Vindication Jan. 28 at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington.

  • Hill 'n' Dale Lands Blanchard as Resident Veterinarian

    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.

  • Lion Tamer surprises in the Cigar.

    Cigar Mile a Perfect Ring for Lion Tamer

    So often a disappointment when on the verge of stardom, Lion Tamer jumped up and surprised in the 16th running of the $350,000 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct on Saturday.

  • Marquetry to Hill 'n' Dale; Fee $7,500

    Marquetry, sire of two Breeders' Cup winners, arrived Tuesday at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington from Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.

  • Nicholas to C & S Stables in Oklahoma

    Stakes winner Nicholas, a son of Danzig who stood at Calumet Farm near Lexington, will stand in 2005 at Larry and Wayland Smalley's C & S Stables near Chelsea, Okla.

  • Candy Ride set a track record with this victory in the Pacific Classic.

    Grade I Winner Candy Ride Retired

    Unbeaten grade I winner Candy Ride, who recorded the highest Beyer Speed Figure of 2003, has been retired from racing and might be headed to stud at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington, Ky.

  • Stakes Winner Handpainted Retired

    Handpainted, a Sovereign Award finalist as a 2-year-old, has been retired from racing after reaggravating an ankle injury in the Aug. 14 Ellis Park Breeders' Cup.

  • Medaglia d'Oro to Begin Stud Career for $35,000

    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.

  • Unbeaten My Lordship Romps in Hill 'n' Dale

    Undefeated My Lordship came up with another sterling performance, this time in the inaugural $109,500 Hill 'n' Dale Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Woodbine.

  • Millionaire Medaglia d'Oro Retired to Hill 'n' Dale

    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.

  • Storms Rattle Central Kentucky Horse Farms

    Darby Dan Farm was left without power or telephone service Friday morning because of an overnight storm that ripped roofs off houses and damaged homes in Central Kentucky, but most Bluegrass horse farms appear to have emerged relatively unscathed.