jim and susan hill

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Boss’ Dictates His Own Schedule At Margaux

Every racehorse is different, and what works for one doesn’t always work for another. Totally Boss, for instance, performs at his best when he splits his time between Margaux Farm and trainer Rusty Arnold’s barn at the track. “He seems to be thriving,” said Jim Hill, who owns the colt and Margaux Farm along with […]

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Totally Boss ‘Really Turned It Around’ For Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint

Ellis Park stakes-winner Totally Boss is headed to the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint after winning Saturday’s $700,000 RUNHAPPY Turf Sprint at Kentucky Downs. Totally Boss earned an automatic spot in the RUNHAPPY Turf Sprint by capturing the $100,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Sprint on Aug. 4 at Ellis Park. Now, by tacking on […]

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Daddy Is A Legend Flies Late For Jimmy Durante Win

With an impressive burst of speed in the stretch, Daddy Is a Legend, the 5-2 favorite under jockey Joe Bravo, won the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes for two-year-old fillies Saturday. Outrun for most of the one-mile grass journey, Daddy Is a Legend was taken to the far outside by Bravo turning into the […]

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‘Beautiful’ And ‘Accommodating’: Hills Enjoying First Del Mar Season

The presence of owners Jim and Susan Hill at Del Mar, a place Jim Hill concedes – “We’d never been to, never seen until this year” — with more than a dozen horses for the Bing Crosby Fall meeting leads to one inescapable conclusion. Del Mar hosting the Breeders’ Cup for the first time was […]

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Saratoga Specialist Grand Arch To Defend Title In Fourstardave

Jim and Susan Hill’s millionaire Grand Arch will take on a salty field of turf specialists as he looks to defend his title on Saturday in the 32nd running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga Race Course. Grand Arch has shown a penchant for the Saratoga grass in the last two editions […]

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Grand Arch Holds Off Late-Closing The Pizza Man For Shadwell Mile Triumph

The wire came just in time for Susan and Jim Hill’s Grand Arch, who just held off a late-closing The Pizza Man in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland Racecourse. Brian Lynch trains Grand Arch, who came into the Shadwell Mile off a victory over talented Ironicus in the G2 Fourstardave […]

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Lynch Sends Out Talented Trio in Woodbine Mile

Trainer Brian Lynch comes armed for battle at the $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile over the track’s lush turf course on Sunday. Of the 11 entries, three are from the Lynch barn and he likes his chances. It rarely has proven to be wise to underestimate a Lynch entry. Remember Miami Deco, the 65-1 shot that […]

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Hills Purchase Remaining Interest of Margaux Farm

Margaux Farm has announced transition of sole ownership to Jim and Susan Hill of Calgary, Alberta. In 2012 the Hills first acquired a partnership interest in the farm, later purchasing 320 acres adjoining the original 320-acre Margaux property. Successful runners for the Hills include horses such as SOLID APPEAL, GRAND ARCH, GO BLUE OR GO […]

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Hills’ Purchase of Margaux Farm Announced

Steve and Shelley Johnson and Dr. Joseph and Lynn Fowler have sold their interests in Margaux Farm, located in Midway, Kentucky, to Jim and Susan Hill of Calgary, Alberta. Jim and Susan Hill acquired a partnership interest in Margaux Farm in 2012, which they operated along with the Fowlers and Johnsons, and in 2013 the […]

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Grand Arch Flies Late in King Edward

Jim and Susan Hill’s Grand Arch closed with authority to capture Sunday’s $202,000 Grade 2 King Edward Stakes, at Woodbine. Grand Arch, a five-year-old bay son of Arch-Bacinella, arrived at the one-mile turf stake off a narrow half-length defeat when third in a Churchill Downs turf allowance on May 9. Trained by Brian Lynch and […]

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