Hill 'n' Dale Farms
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Hill 'n' Dale Farms is a thoroughbred race horse breeding farm with operations in Canada and the United States. It was founded in 1960 in Aurora, Ontario in 1960 by John Sikura, Jr., who died in a car fire in 1994. The Canadian operation is now run by his son, R. Glenn Sikura.
Incorporated in the U.S. in 1987, the Hill 'n' Dale Farms in Lexington, Kentucky is owned by John G. Sikura, another son of the Canadian founder who relocated from his native Ontario. The property now covers approximately 950 acres (380 ha) of land on the site of the former North Ridge Farm.
Hill 'n' Dale has been, and remains, the home of famous bloodstock.
Other distinguished racing broodmares reside at the farm along with Azeri have included 1999 United States Champion 3-Yr-Old Filly Silverbulletday, 1991 Canadian Triple Crown champion Dance Smartly, and Better Than Honour, dam of Belmont Stakes winners, Jazil and Rags to Riches. In 2007, Dance Smartly was moved to Sam-Son Farm in Ontario, Canada, where she was humanely euthanized after a paddock incident in August of that year.
Hill 'n' Dale Farm's 2017 stallion roster includes-
- Atreides: A stakes winning son of Medaglia d'Oro, $5,000
- Bayern: A Breeders' Cup Classic winning son of Offlee Wild, $15,000
- Curlin: A two-time American Horse of the Year and son of Smart Strike, $150,000
- Flashback: A graded stakes winning son of Tapit, $7,500
- Flintshire: An Eclipse Award winning son of Dansili and earner of nearly $10 million, $20,000
- Kantharos: A graded stakes winning son of Lion Heart, $15,000
- Maclean's Music: A Beyer Speed Figure record setter and son of Distorted Humor, $8,500
- Midnight Lute: A two-time Breeders' Cup Sprint winner and son of Real Quiet, $20,000
- New Year's Day: A Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner and son of Street Cry, $3,500
- Power Broker: A graded stakes winning son of Pulpit, $3,500
- Secret Circle: A two-time Breeders' Cup winner and son of Eddington, $5,000
- Stormy Atlantic: A stakes winning son of Storm Cat, $15,000
- Violence: A graded stakes winning son of Medaglia d'Oro, $15,000
- "Death of prominent horsebreeder was accidental - coroner", CBC News, January 21, 2002
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