Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm

Bloodlines: Price Is Right For New 2020 Stallion World Of Trouble?

In the hyper-competitive world of managing and standing commercial stallions, the higher-end horses get a chance, frequently a superb chance, to prove whether they have the genetic and phenotypic qualities to make a successful sire. The economic stress of the undertaking, however, means there is a pivot-point in the pricing of stallions, a point at […]

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Bloodlines: Global Campaign Furthers Curlin’s Still-Growing Legacy

Cue the pulsing base rhythm. First one, then a second, golden lamp-like eye opens in the dark. Then the leviathan stretches itself in the darkness with a sound like the gentle rustling of a tide, and a soft and deep nicker fills the stall. Wait, that’s not a shark sound. No, it’s far worse; it’s […]

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Moonlit Promise Retired, Will Be Bred To Quality Road

Moonlit Promise, a leading contender for champion female sprinter in Canada, has been retired from racing and will be bred to Quality Road in 2019. Campaigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings and Winsdor Boys Racing, the homebred by Malibu Moon was a Sovereign Award finalist last year and retires with eight wins in 18 starts […]

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Stormy’s Song Sells For $102,000 To Headline Wednesday At Keeneland November Sale

Stormy’s Song, a winning filly by Unbridled’s Song, brought $102,000 from Army Mule Partnership to top Wednesday’s session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. During this 10th session of the 12-day sale, 237 horses grossed $2,903,800 for an average of $12,252 and a median of $7,000. There are no comparable figures from 2017. Cumulatively, 2,286 […]

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Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms Buys Champion Lady Eli For $4.2 Million At Keeneland November Sale

The first session of the 12-day Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale got the auction started on a solid note, with an octet of seven-figure horses leading the trade, including the $4.2-million champion Lady Eli. At the end of Monday’s session, a total of 120 horses sold for revenues of $56,429,000. The average sale price finished […]

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Bloodlines: Magic Elements Of Stride And Power In Curlin Offspring

Everything’s coming up Curlin. On July 28, the stallion’s son Tenfold won the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, with the Curlin colt Vino Rosso a flying third in the nine-furlong race, and the next day, last year’s champion 2-year-old colt Good Magic, also by Curlin, won the G1 Haskell by three lengths as […]

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Barn Buddies: Sikura Watches Over Hill ‘n’ Dale With The Eyes Of A Hawk

Although Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm is just as polished a facility as any other Central Kentucky Thoroughbred farm, with miles of fields and neatly-trimmed lawns, Hill ‘n’ Dale President John Sikura sees something a little different when he scans the property. Lifelong hunter and naturalist Sikura looks at the fields and woods as ecosystems, with […]

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‘Kind’ Good Magic Filling A Void For Exercise Rider Malasquez

Walter Malasquez, Good Magic’s exercise rider, is a newbie to the Triple Crown scene. When he went to the Kentucky Derby (G1) with Good Magic, the eventual runner-up to Justify, he had never been to Churchill Downs with a Derby starter. Now the Peruvian native finds himself in the same position as the Preakness (G1) […]

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Oficial: Lady Eli Es Retirada De Las Pistas, Será Servida Este Año Por War Front

Ya es oficial: la campeona Lady Eli ha sido definitivamente retirada de las pistas. En un comunicado dado a conocer la mañana del martes 16, los copropietarios de la excepcional hija de Divine Park anunciaron la decisión final, cerrando así uno de los capítulos más emotivos del hipismo norteamericano de los últimos años. Lady Eli […]

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Lady Eli De Regreso A Las Pistas? Es Una Posibilidad, De Acuerdo A Su Propietario

Una noticia que ha sorprendido a muchos es la indecisión existente en cuanto al futuro inmediato de Lady Eli. En principio, la campeona hija de Divine Park había corrido por última vez en la Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) del pasado 4 de Noviembre en Del Mar, posterior a lo cual sería ofrecida […]

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