John G. Sikura

Army Mule Retires To Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms For 2019

Undefeated Grade 1 winner Army Mule, raced in the colors of St. Elias Stable, has been retired from racing and will stand stud duty at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, Ky. An $825,000 2-year-old in training purchase, Army Mule served notice of his exceptional brilliance at first asking, breaking his maiden in spectacular fashion […]

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Irish War Cry Retired To Northview Stallion Station In Maryland

Classic-placed Irish War Cry, one of the most dynamic runners of his generation, has been retired and will enter stud at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., for the 2019 season. “Irish War Cry is by leading sire Curlin, won the Holy Bull, Wood Memorial and Pimlico Special and was second in the Belmont, […]

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Champion Good Magic Retired to Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms

Multiple Grade 1 winning Champion Good Magic has been retired and will stand at John Sikura’s Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, Kentucky. The son of leading sire Curlin was trained throughout his career by Chad Brown for the co-ownership group of e Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables. “Good Magic is a fantastic addition […]

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Coolmore, Godolphin Drive Upper Market In Keeneland September’s Second Session

Throwing back to the pre-recession days of Coolmore and Godolphin slugging it out for seven-figure horses, the two entities have been economic drivers at the top of the market as the Keeneland September Yearling Sale hit its halfway point for Book 1, with Coolmore landing the biggest blow so far on Tuesday when it bought […]

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Walton Joins Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms As Stallion Manager

Current assistant stallion manager at leading stallion farm Spendthrift, Larry Walton, Jr. has been appointed as the new stallion manager at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington. “Larry ran one on the busiest breeding sheds in Central Kentucky.  He has worked at top class operations and is an experienced horseman,” said John G. Sikura, president […]

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Full Sister To Minding Among Group Of Well-Bred Fillies Acquired From Coolmore By U.S. Partnership

A two-year-old full sister to dual classic winner Minding is one of several racing-age fillies and broodmares recently acquired from Coolmore by a U.S. partnership consisting of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms, Glen Hill Farm and Heider Family Stables. According to an article in the Racing Post, John Sikura of Hill ‘n’ Dale and Craig Bernick of Glen Hill confirmed […]

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Two Time Horse Of Year Curlin To Stand For $100,000 In 2016

It was announced today that Curlin, currently the 7th ranked sire on the General Sire List with progeny earning in excess of $9,500,000, will stand for $100,000 stands and nurses in 2016. “The rise of Curlin as an elite sire of Grade 1 winners, on any surface at any distance of either sex, makes him […]

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Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm Announces 2016 Stud Fees

Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm released its Stallion roster for 2016 along with the 2016 stud fees. “Hill ‘n’ Dale offers breeders both proven leading sires and outstanding prospects priced at value to the breeder. We are excited to offer this roster and welcome breeders to inspect our stallions. We feel they will be impressed.” said […]

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Goodman, Sikura Named To Keeneland Advisory Board

H. Greg Goodman, owner of Mt. Brilliant Farm, and John G. Sikura, owner and president of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm, have been named as the newest members of Keeneland’s Advisory Board of Directors. Goodman and Sikura will begin their service at the Advisory Board meeting to be held this fall. The Keeneland board meets semi-annually […]

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