John Sikura

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Brought Together By ‘Canada, Hockey And Horses’

Growing up in Windsor, Ontario, there were two main passions for Timothy Faubert and his friends: hockey and horse racing. Fifty years later the group of eight still relishes the passion of a good hockey game, and in the past three years they’ve also enjoyed a very successful Thoroughbred racing venture in partnership with Hill […]

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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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‘Satisfied With The Outcomes’: Keeneland November Sale Closes On Steady Footing

As the biggest North American marketplace for the youngest Thoroughbreds and for the producers of generations to come, the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale was poised to be a key referendum on the future of the industry in the eyes and pocketbooks of its own members during a most unstable time. If confidence in the […]

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Curlin’s Stud Fee To Remain At $175,000 For 2020

Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms announced on Sunday that Two Time Horse of the Year Curlin’s 2020 fee will remain unchanged at $175,000 LFSN. “Curlin has enjoyed a phenomenal year on the racetrack and in the sales ring. His progeny earnings this year are over $10,000,000, ranking him fourth on the General Sire list,” said John […]

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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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