A new chapter begins for Hill ‘n’ Dale as the stallions take up stud duty at Xalapa Farm just outside of Paris, Ky.
The 13-strong stallion roster, led by stalwart breed-shapers Curlin and Kitten’s Joy, arrived a week ago to the newly renovated and restored 1,400-acre stallion station and nursery.
“We are aware of the pressures on the market due to the uncertain climate we find ourselves in,” said John G. Sikura, president of Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa. “Hill ‘n’ Dale will once again look to be an industry leader by offering exceptional value in its entire roster. We are all in this together and together we will grow stronger as an industry.
“There are two stallions on the roster in particular who embody our effort to provide exceptional value in these challenging times,” Sikura continued. “Maclean’s Music is emerging as an important young sire. Jackie’s Warrior has been described as the best two year old in the country. He is yet another example of his sire’s ability to produce an elite runner. In addition, Violence who has led virtually every category since his runners hit the track is the co-leading sire of Grade 1 winners with the likes of Into Mischief. His future remains bright. I repeat, we are all in this together.”
Below is the 2021 roster along with fees:
2014, Friesian Fire – Crafty Toast, by Crafty Prospector
2011, Offlee Wild – Alittlebitearly, by Thunder Gulch
2004, Smart Strike – Sherriff’s Deputy, by Deputy Minister
2010, Dansili – Dance Routine, by Sadler’s Wells
2015, Curlin – Glinda the Good, by Hard Spun
2008, Lion Heart – Contessa Halo, by Southern Halo
2001, El Prado – Kitten’s First, by Lear Fan
2015, War Front – Wading, by Montjeu
2008, Distorted Humor – Forest Music, by Unbridled’s Song
*Fee valid on contracts signed prior to Breeders’ Cup
2003, Real Quiet – Candytuft, by Dehere
1994, Storm Cat – Hail Atlantis, by Seattle Slew
2010, Medaglia d’Oro – Violent Beauty, by Gone West
World of Trouble
2015, Kantharos – Meets Expectations, by Valid Expectations
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