John G. Sikura

‘A Very Rare Commodity’: Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms Buys Breeding Rights To Charlatan

Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm in Lexington, Ky., announced on Wednesday the purchase of undefeated Grade 1 winner Charlatan’s breeding rights. “Horses with Charlatan’s immense ability combined with superior pedigree, conformation, depth of female family, and star-quality appeal are a very rare commodity,” said John G. Sikura, president of Hill ‘n’ Dale. Charlatan’s career to date […]

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Champion Good Magic’s First Foal, A ‘Gorgeous’ Filly, Born In Canada

Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms announced today that longtime client Josham Farms and Yvonne Schwabe’s mare, Decor, foaled champion Good Magic’s first foal. By Declaration of War and out of stakes winner and multiple stakes producer Classic Neel, Decor is a half sister to graded stakes winner and Grade 1 performer Conquest Tsunami, from the family of […]

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World Of Trouble To Shuttle To Australia In 2020

World of Trouble, the fastest 3-year-old of his generation in North America by sire sensation Kantharos, will be shuttling to Australia in 2020 after recently retiring to stud at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Kentucky. In a deal brokered by de Burgh Equine, the multiple Grade 1-winning turf sprinter will stand at Cornerstone Stud at […]

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Take Charge Brandi Tops Keeneland November Sale’s Book 1 At $3.2-Million

Take Charge Brandi took command of the top spot at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale on Wednesday with a final bid of $3.2 million, but life for the Eclipse Award winner after the sale is going to look a lot like life before she got on the trailer to leave the farm. The 7-year-old […]

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World Of Trouble Retired To Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms For 2020 Breeding Season

Multiple Grade 1 winner World of Trouble has been retired and will enter stud at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, Ky. for the 2020 breeding season. A leader in the sprint division on both dirt and turf, the son of Kantharos captured both the Grade 1 Carter Handicap on dirt and the G1 Jaipur […]

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World Of Trouble To Stand At Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms In 2021

World of Trouble will stand at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms alongside his sire Kantharos at the conclusion of his racing career, the farm has announced. The 4-year-old is undefeated in 2019, including wins in the Grade 1 Carter Handicap on dirt and the G1 Jaipur Invitational Stakes over the weekend on turf. He has won […]

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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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Buyer Confidence Drives Competitive Market As Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale Closes

Confidence in the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry translated into healthy returns for Keeneland’s 2018 November Breeding Stock Sale, which ended today following 12 days of robust trade. The trend of spirited competition among domestic and foreign buyers for quality individuals continued from the September Yearling Sale, resulting in eight horses sold for $1 million […]

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Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms Sets 2019 Roster And Fees, Led By Curlin At $175,000

Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms announced their 2019 stud fees. New to the roster is Eclipse champion and multiple Grade 1 winner Good Magic by Curlin, as well as the undefeated Grade 1 winner Army Mule, one of the leading sprinters in the country who posted a 114 Beyer Speed Figure, the highest up to a […]

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