Keyword: John Sikura

  • Misremembered and Victor Espinoza take the Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8342024%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Misremembered Posts Unforgettable Swaps Win

    Trainer Bob Baffert won the first stakes of his career with a horse he bred when Misremembered led all the way to upset 7-10 choice Grazen in the $284,000 Swaps Stakes (gr. II) at Hollywood July 18.

  • Candy Ride Relocated to Lane's End

    Candy Ride, whose son Chocolate Candy ran fifth in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will be relocated from Hill 'n' Dale Farm to Lane's End Farm for the 2010 breeding season.

  • Breeders' Cup Recommendations on Table

    While Breeders' Cup is currently operating with debt some believe will result in cuts to purses, a 20-member group has been working toward long-term solutions to bring the organization back to financial stability.

  • Vallenzeri at Keeneland on April 5.

    Vallenzeri: We'll Know His Fate Early

    Will Vallenzeri find a new home this time around? It won't take long to find out because the chestnut colt is Hip No. 22 in the Keeneland sale of 2-year-olds in training. He probably will go through the sale ring during the first hour of the auction's April 6 opening session, which begins at 7 p.m. (EDT).

  • Display winner Patena

    LeComte Runner-up Patena Sold to IEAH

    IEAH Stables is back on the Kentucky Derby trail after purchasing majority interest in LeComte Stakes (gr. III) runner-up Patena from John and Glen Sikura and Dominic Dilalla.

  • Red Giant

    Millionaire Red Giant to Hill 'n' Dale

    Peachtree Stable's course record setter and grade I-winning millionaire Red Giant will begin his stud career for the 2009 breeding season at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington, where he will stand for a fee of $7,500.

  • Azeri final bid of $4.4 million failed to meet her reserve.

    Azeri Bought Back for $4.4 Million

    Azeri failed to find a new home during the opening session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 12 in Lexington. Michael Paulson, saying she was "like part of the family," bought back the 2002 Horse of the Year for $4.4 million. Last year, Paulson set a world Thoroughbred auction record when he bought back Azeri's s first foal, Vallenzeri (by 1992 Horse of the Year A.P. Indy), for $7.7 million at the Keeneland September yearling auction.

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    Azeri, 'Fashion' at Keeneland to Sell

    Azeri and Island Fashion will be in the spotlight as the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale starts its six-day run in Lexington Jan. 12. Azeri was the 2002 Horse of the Year while Island Fashion was a grade I winner.

  • The gray filly Indyanne during the running of the La Brea.

    No Surgery Expected for Injured Indyanne

    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.

  • Azeri, in foal to 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, highlights Keeneland's January Horses of All Ages Sale, to be held Jan. 12-17.

    Azeri to Sell at Keeneland January Sale

    Azeri, 2002 Horse of the Year and three-time champion older mare, in foal to 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, highlights Keeneland's January Horses of All Ages Sale, to be held Jan. 12-17.

  • Fasig-Tipton Forms Advisory Board

    Fasig-Tipton has formed an advisory board of directors to assist the company's management in its auction ventures and other related initiatives in the Thoroughbred industry. Fasig-Tipton chairman Walt Robertson is chairing the advisory board, and Fasig-Tipton chairman emeritus D. G. Van Clief Jr. is a board member.

  • Hystericalady, brought top price of $3 million.

    Keeneland November Sale Slumps at Start

    The opening session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale generated some fireworks, but the results were a lot less spectacular than in 2007 when the gross revenue ($109,064,000) and the number of horses sold for $1 million or more apiece (28) established world Thoroughbred auction records for a single sale session. Also last year, Playful Act set a $10.5-million world mark for a broodmare or broodmare prospect, which since has been eclipsed by Better Than Honour's $14-million price.

  • Hip 215, a granddaughter of Better Than Honour, sold for $1.475 million Nov. 3 at Keeneland.

    Filly Out of Teeming Brings $1.475

    On the heels of Better Than Honour selling for $14 million, a bay filly out of her daughter, Teeming, sold to Reiley McDonald of Eaton Sales for $1.475 million late in the opening session of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 3.

  • Better Than Honour sold for $14 million at Fasig-Tipton.

    Better Than Honour Sets World Record

    Even though we're in the midst of a global financial crisis, a special horse can still bring a jaw-dropping amount. Better Than Honour, the dam of back-to-back Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winners Jazil and champion Rags to Riches, set a world Thoroughbred auction record for a broodmare or broodmare prospect Nov. 2 when her price soared to $14 million during the Fasig-Tipton November select mixed sale in Lexington.

  • Madcap Escapade brings $3.1 million at Fasig-Tipton on Nov. 2.

    Madcap Escapade Brings $3.1 Million

    Grade I winner Madcap Escapade, in foal to A.P. Indy, sold for $3.1 million Nov. 2 to kick off the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed auction in Lexington. Cataloged as Hip No. 2, Madcap Escapade was the first horse in the sale ring because Hip No. 1, grade I winner Great Hunter, was scratched.

  • Stardom Bound is one of the grade I winners to be offered at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select sale.

    Confidence High at FT November Sale

    A small catalogue of boutique offerings combined with a dash of confidence from sale company officials and consignors could be the just the right recipe for the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select sale. The one-day auction begins at 3 p.m. at the sale company's Newtown Paddocks near Lexington.

  • Better Than Honour

    Better Than Honour: A Rare Jewel

    Amongst all the equine sapphires and emeralds selling at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale, breeders are also going to be offered the chance to buy the equine equivalent of the Hope Diamond.

  • Hip 12, the first foal out of Playful Act

    Keeneland Day One: A Playful Start

    When the Keeneland September yearling sale opens in Lexington, things are going to get very interesting very quickly. Remember Playful Act (by Sadler's Wells), who brought a world record price for a broodmare of $10.5 million last November? Her first foal, a daughter of Giant's Causeway, is Hip No. 12 during auction's first session Sept 8.

  • Better Than Honour

    Better Than Honour to Be Sold

    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.

  • Seeking the Dia to Stud at Hill 'n' Dale

    It was announced Aug. 6 that the Storm Cat horse Seeking the Dia, a five-time stakes winner, four-time group winner, and earner of more than $5 million, will join the stallion roster at John G. Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington for the 2009 breeding season.

  • An amendment for the Kentucky casino bill failed to pass out of committee Feb. 26.

    KY Casino Bill Fails to Pass

    A Kentucky casino proposal continues to sit on Capitol Hill in Frankfort, as a bill for a constitutional amendment failed to pass out of committee Feb. 26.

  • Video: Keeneland Nov - Day 1 Wrap

    BloodHorseNOW.com reporter Ron Mitchell interviews John Sikura of Hill 'n' Dale about the world record price set today and recaps the first day of the sale from Keeneland.

  • Commentary: Dirt Racing's Demise?

    <i>By Tanya Gunther</i> - It is impossible to put my head in the sand and ignore the demise of dirt racing's dramatic impact on the sport.

  • Dream Rush and Eibar Coa win the Darley Test at Saratoga.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1906168%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Dream Rush Makes Darley Test Look Easy

    Dream Rush won Saturday's $250,000 Darley Test (gr. I) the way a 6-5 favorite should, taking command soon after the start and rolling to a convincing victory over 11 rivals at Saratoga.

  • Magnificience and jockey Alex Solis win the Santa Paula Stakes at Santa Anita.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D950829%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Magnificience a Dazzling Santa Paula Victor

    Magnificience, a long-striding 3-year-old filly trained by Bruce Headley, flashed just a peek of what might be expected from her when she streaked to a five-length win in the $100,597 Santa Paula (gr. III) in stakes-record time at Santa Anita Sunday.

  • Consignors Added to McIngvale Lawsuit

    Racehorse owner James McIngvale has expanded his high-profile lawsuit against three horsemen to include several consignors allegedly involved in claimed fraudulent public auction transactions.

  • 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.

  • 2007 TOBA Awards Dinner to be Held at Hill 'n' Dale

    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.

  • Stakes Winner Platinum Princess Retired

    Platinum Princess, who closed out her career with a stakes win, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.

  • 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.

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

    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 to Hill 'n' Dale

    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.