John Sikura

Curlin Leads Hill ‘N’ Dale 2017 Roster

“Once again, we feel that the Hill ‘n’ Dale Stallions offer Breeders a broad choice of quality individuals who are priced competitively in the marketplace,” said John G. Sikura, President of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms. “We are so pleased with Maclean’s Music’s Freshman Sire success and are excited about the addition of Kantharos, a sire […]

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Multiple Stakes Winner Mei Ling Retired, Sold To Hill ‘N’ Dale

Stonewall Farms announced today the retirement and sale of multiple stakes winner Mei Ling, earner of over half a million dollars, to Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms. Mei Ling is by Empire Maker, sire of 11 Grade 1 Winners and 4 Champions, and out of a Seeking the Gold mare who is a half-sister to two […]

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G1-Winning Millionaire Taris Sold, Retired

G1-winning millionaire Taris has been sold privately and retired from racing, owner Craig Bernick told the Daily Racing Form Friday. Winner of this spring’s G1 Humana Distaff at Churchill Downs, Taris will be bred to Curlin in 2017. That start in May was her most recent; the 5-year-old daughter of Flatter had returned to training […]

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Is Everybody Happy Gives MacLean’s Music First Winner

Glen Hill Farm homebred 2-year-old colt Is Everybody Happy gave Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms stallion MacLean’s Music his first winner from his first crop on May 25, winning a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race at Delaware Park by 3 1/2 lengths. Trained by Tom Proctor and ridden by Brian Pedroza, Is Everybody Happy went […]

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Bayern To Stand At Hill ‘N’ Dale In 2016

Kaleem Shah’s Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern will stand at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in 2016, farm president John Sikura announced Friday on Twitter and during the annual Awards Dinner of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, which was hosted by Hill ‘n’ Dale. Winner of over $4.4 million and six wins from 14 starts, the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: An Eye For The Athlete

Donato Lanni is on a roll. Last year it was Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern, a son of Offlee Wild the Canadian-born bloodstock agent picked out of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale for $320,000 on behalf of Kaleem Shah. A year earlier it was Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Secret Circle, an Eddington colt […]

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Retired BC Juvenile Winner New Year’s Day to Stand for $12,500

Hill ‘n’ Dale announced today that New Year’s Day, who defeated the best of his generation on dirt in the 2013 $2,000,000 Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, will stand the 2014 breeding season for a fee of $12,500 live foal stands and nurses. New Year’s Day became the second Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Winner for his […]

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Joe Ramsey Leaving Hill ‘n’ Dale, Rasmussen Promoted to Farm Manager

Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms announced today that long time farm manager, Joe Ramsey (JR), will leave the farm at the conclusion of the Keeneland September Sale. “JR will continue to be in charge of our consignments, and we are grateful that he will retain that role,” said John G. Sikura, President of Hill ‘n’ Dale […]

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Industry Celebrates at Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Ceremony

There were tears. There was laughter. There was hope, yet a feeling of unease for a racing industry in peril. And there were a lot of shiny shoes at the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductions on Thursday at the Mississauga Convention Centre a short jaunt from Woodbine racetrack. People came from various corners […]

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