John Sikura

Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: More Extensive Vet Exams, Transparent Records, Equine Retirement Accounts

The final two of five recommendation-laden visions were released by the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation, two days following its call for industry-wide compromise on divisive issues that have fragmented the sport. Friday’s release included the visions of Maggi Moss (integrity and welfare) and John Sikura (communications and marketing). Their ideas joined those of Marshall Gramm (wagering and […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: Industry Must Come Together On Lasix Issue

The sport which brings us together is at a turning point. We have been divided for far too long on a variety of issues that impact our business. Most notably, the “Lasix debate” has been a debilitating one, inhibiting our collective ability to move ahead. The time has come for the industry to compromise – […]

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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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PR Special Keeneland September: A Shining ‘Light’ From Book 3

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale rolls into Book 3 Monday following two strong weekend sessions of Book 2, and the Paulick Report is pleased to offer a print newsletter, the PR Special, available both here and on the Keeneland Association grounds in Lexington, Ky. Daily sessions of the September sale, which continues through Sept. 23, […]

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Champion Lady Eli To Sell At Keeneland November Sale

Champion and five-time Grade 1 winner Lady Eli, the horse that leading trainer Chad Brown described as “the best turf horse I’ve ever trained,” will highlight Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency’s consignment to the 2018 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, where she will sell in foal to top sire War Front. Trained by Chad Brown, Lady […]

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Lady Aurelia To Be Offered At Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Multiple Group 1 winner and champion Lady Aurelia will be offered at this year’s Fasig-Tipton November Sale, to be held on Nov. 4 in Lexington, Ky. Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency will consign the four-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy on behalf of Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet and co-owner Peter Leidel. “Lady Aurelia is the embodiment of Stonestreet’s breeding […]

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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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Canadian Hall Of Fame Inductees Include Sikura, Baker, Loiselle

The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the people and horses being recognized as inductees in 2018.  Six people and four horses have been elected from an extremely deep ballot of candidates. Representing Thoroughbreds in the Class of 2018 are Builder John G. Sikura, Trainer Reade Baker, and Communicator Dan Loiselle […]

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Kentucky Horsemen Urged To Contact Lawmakers Over Proposed Repeal Of Sales Tax Exemption

Facing threats in two introduced bills and with other proposals being considered, the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP), Kentucky’s equine economic advocate, urges Kentucky lawmakers to not increase the tax burden on Kentucky’s signature horse industry. Through an email campaign by KEEP’s grassroots supporters and through one-on-one meetings in Frankfort, KEEP’s message to legislators has […]

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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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