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Hill 'n' Dale Farms

Hill 'n' Dale Farms is a thoroughbred race horse breeding farm in Canada and the United States. It was founded in 1960 in Aurora, Ontario in 1960 by John Sikura, Jr., who died mysteriously in an unsolved 1994 car fire[1]. The Canadian operation is now run by his son, R. Glenn Sikura.

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History

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 here from his native Ontario. The property now covers approximately 950 acres (3.8 km2) of land on the site of the former North Ridge Farm. Hill 'n' Dale has been the home of some famous bloodstook.

As of 2007, the current stallion roster includes Theatrical, Stormy Atlantic, Roman Ruler, Muktakddim, Grand Reward, Buddha, Vindication, and El Corridor.

Also in February, 2007, 2002 United States Horse of the Year Azeri foaled a chestnut colt by 1992 United States Horse of the Year A. P. Indy at the farm.

Along with Azeri, resides other distinguished racing broodmares. They 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.

Dance Smartly had recently been moved to Sam-Son Farm in Ontario, Canada, where she was humanely euthanized due to a paddock incident in August, 2007.

Burial Site

Hill 'n' Dale is the burial place of the great Triple Crown winner, Seattle Slew. He is buried in the courtyard at the farm.

References

  1. [1] "Investigators take another look into Sikura's death," Thoroughbred Times. July 2, 2001.


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