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Lord Shanakill, sire of 12 stakes horses, stands at Pin Oak lane Farm

NEW FREEDOM, Pa.--Lord Shanakill, a Grade 1 winner of $910,021, was a top 10 Pennsylvania sire in 2018.

Lord ShanakillLord ShanakillHe arrived at Dr. William J. Solomon’s Pin Oak Lane Farm in January, 2016 from the Irish National Stud, where he ranked second among Europe’s freshman sires by number of winners in 2014, with 16 worldwide.

He is the sire of 12 stakes performers, including G1 My Dream Boat, the winner of $998, 843 in England, France and Ireland, Time Shanakill, the G2-placed winner of $272,359 in France and Italy, G2 Themis, g1-placed Dark Kingdom and G3-placed Great Dancer among others.

His runners have amassed more than $1 million.

My Dream Boat won the Prix Perth-G3 in France; Great Dancer (Ire) was third in the Hill Prince Stakes-G3 at Belmont Park; and Mister Brightside (Ire) was second in Santa Anita’s Twilight Derby-G2 in his only U.S. start.

In 2016, My Dream Boat (Ire) won the E750,000 G1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 15, winning the 10 furlong event with a strong finish, beating the world’s number one rated racehorse, A Shin Hikari (Jpn), and Breeders’ Cup Turf winner, Found (Ire).

With earnings of over $800,000 and multiple graded wins, My Dream Boat moves to the elite class of international racing and put Lord Shanakill in the top tier of Mid-Atlantic sires.

The 4-year-old My Dream Boat also won the 1.25 mile Group 3 Gordon Richards Stakes on April 22, 2016.

 

“HE IS A really nice horse,” said Dr. Solomon. “He’s the perfect breeding horse. He’s fertile, and he’s very good looking.”
“He was a extremely fast horse,” said Dr. Solomon. “He was just a whisker short of being the champion 2-year-old in Europe. and again at 3. His owners felt that with the speed he carries he would be a good fit for American racing.”

“He’s a Speightstown Group 1 winner,” said Dr. Solomon. “Plus he has an outstanding pedigree for both the grass and the dirt.

Lord Shanakill won the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat in France at 3 going one mile. At 2, he made eight starts in England and France and hit the board seven times, five in group company, with a victory in the six-furlong Mill Reef Stakes-G2 at Newbury, and Group 1 placings when second, by a nose, to Intense Focus in the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket and third in the Prix Morny at Deauville.

He concluded his career at age 4 with back-to-back seven-furlong stakes scores in England, culminating with the Group 2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood.

In his 18-start career he won five times and placed in seven others, for earnings of $910,021, and counted additional Group 1 third-place finishes in the Lockinge Stakes behind champion Paco Boy (Ire) and St. James’s Palace Stakes to champion Mastercraftsman (Ire).

Lord Shanakill is out of the Theatrical (Ire) mare Green Room, a half-sister to G1 winner Spanish Fern and to the dam of G1 Santa Anita Handicap winner and millionaire Heatseeker (Ire).
Green Room also has produced Group 1 winner Together Forever and G1 winner Forever Together, and the family includes champions Al Bahathri, Haafhd and Hasbah (Ire).

Lord Shanakill will stand for 2019 for $3,500 live foal with multiple mare discounts of $2,500 for the breeding of two mares, and $2,000 for three or more mares.

Royally bred Rimrod is a great bargain for Pa. breeders

For the past several years, RIMROD has brought the best American and European bloodlines to the breeders in Pennsylvania.

RimrodRimrodBy perennial leading sire DANZIG, RIMROD is out of a true blue hen mare, ANNIE EDGE (IRE), who has produced six stakes winners, including champion SELKIRK, multiple graded stakes winner SEEBE and earners of more than $1.5 million.

On the track, RIMROD was a multiple stakes winner of over $100,000.

He met and defeated European Sprint Champion and leading sire, OASIS DREAM and many of Europe’s finest runners.

At stud, RIMROD has sired the stakes winners LENAPE RIM ($617,366), VIANELLO ($263,255) and earners of more than $4.6 million.

He has sired 62 percent winners from starters, and has an average earnings per runner of $65,422, which is 40 times his stud fee.

All in all, RIMROD is a fantastic bargain for breeders in Pennsylvania.

Owned by George Strawbridge, Jr., Rimrod is a registered Pa. stallion and stands at Castle Rock Farm in West Chester, Pa. for $1,500 LFSN.

For additional information, call Peter Giangiulio at 610-793-9887 or fax 610-793-0438."

Hilltop Farm stallions had a banner year

COLORA, Md--What a special year 2018 was for the Hilltop Farm stallions, bringing many exciting moments for both the international and US-based stallions.

Hilltop Calucci by HilltpCalucci (Photo by by Hilltop Farm Inc.)The most noteworthy was Glamourdale’s impressive win of the WBFSH World Championships for 7-Year Olds.

A long awaited and milestone moment here at Hilltop was Qredit’s debut at Grand Prix.

Raised and started here at Hilltop, it’s a special moment to see this step in his career.

In 2018 we welcomed for the first time to our line-up three PRE stallions, of which all received GOV approval late this summer.

Hilltop Glamourdale by HilltopGlamourdale (Photo by by Hilltop Farm Inc.)Looking ahead to the 2019 breeding season, we’re excited to share more contract options and flexibility than in previous years.

Many of the stallions are now available via per dose cooled and frozen semen, along with both 1-year and 2-year contracts selections.

Hilltop Fiti Al by Elise GenestFiti Al (Photo by Elise Genest)We hope these extended option allow more breeders to take advantage of contracts best tailored to their individual goals.

For more information, www.hilltopfarminc.com or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 410-658-9898

Beautifully bred eventing stallion, Keltic Lion sires winners

UNIONVILLE, Pa.--Keltic Lion, whose barn name is Charley, is a bay, 2005 ISH, 16.3h, bay stallion by Lux-Z out of Karigal Lion, by Erigal Flight who is offered at stud by world renowned eventing star Bruce Davidson.

Keltic LionKeltic LionIf you are looking for a stallion that has a marvelous disposition, athleticism and good-looks and passes those traits to his offspring, then look no further!

By leading jumper sire Lux-Z, the winner of 1,000,000+ Euro who was a competitor at the Sidney Olympics and the World Equestrian Games, Keltic Lion is out of Karigal Lion, who is a sister of Eagle Lion, who won Badminton '95 and completed numerous other Four-Start Events without jumping penalties.

Keltic Lion 2One of Keltic Lion's getCharley's offspring can excel as jumpers, hunters and eventers

These pictures tell it all!

Charley himself was an up-and-coming event horse until he lost an eye in an accident when he was 7.

There is collected cooled semen, and Charley's stud fee is $1,500.00 LFG, plus collection and shipping, if needed.

Keltic Lion 3Another of Keltic Lion's getCharley is owned by Bruce O. Davidson, Sr., and stands at Chesterland Farm, 1560 West Doe Run Road, Unionvlle, Pa.

For additional information call Bruce Davidson at 484-431-8262 or stallion manager, Janis M. Smith at 610-357-1763, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mystic Replica, sire of winning event horses as well as champion show hunters and jumpers

UNIONVILLE, Pa--Mystic Replica, a 1995 thoroughbred, is by Babamist, America's leading sire of event horses, and out of Taliesin's Song, and he stands at Lane Field Farm.

Mystic ReplicaMystic ReplicaMystic Replica has had a long and varied career.

"I hunted and evented him," said his owner, Mary Hazzard. "He has shown a a hunter, a jumper and as a dressage horse."

Replica sired Mr. Bojangles, was the 5-year-old YEH champion, and Chusinmyconfession, ridden by Ryan Wood, who loves him, as well as many others.

The show hunter world stars sired by Replica include the 2017 national thoroughbred champion Cooperstown.

"Louise Serio tells me that Mystic Ripple, a 4-year-old filly by Replica, is just `unreal' and wonderful,"said Hazzard.

Truly Mystic is being shown in jumpers by Jessica McGrane, and Red Pepper is showing in grand prix jumper classes.

Replica's 3-year-old youngsters are all amazing and are favorites in Boyd Martin's barn, as are the new arrivals of 2018.

Mystic Replicas son FlynnMystic Replica's son Flynn"Boyd claims there's no need to go anywhere to see a fine horse except to Lane Field Farm," said Hazzard. "Visitors are welcome at any time."

"Mystic Replica has his own Facebook page, and it's worth the time to scroll through all of it," said Hazzard.

"We provide live cover for any thoroughbred mare, and shipped, chilled is available as well as frozen, all managed by Hoffman Center of New Bolton Center," said Hazzard. "We will meet our mare's needs. Replica has a 99 percent conception rate.

Mystic JoeMystic JoeCall 484-832-6778 for more information.

Mutlimillionaire Hoppertunity and classic-placed Irish War Cry will stand at stud at Northview

PEACH BOTTOM, Pa.--Two top stallions, Hoppertunity and Irish War Cry, have been added to Northview's already illustrious group of sires for the breeding season of 2019.

hoppertunity 3Hoppertunity Hoppertunity will stand in Pennsylvania and Irish War Cry will stand in Maryland.

Multiple Grade 1 winner and multimillionaire Hoppertunity will enter stud in 2019 at Northview PA in Peach Bottom.

With career earnings of $4,712,625, the 7-year-old becomes the richest horse ever to stand his first season in the Mid-Atlantic region.

His stud fee is $5,000 live foal, with shares and lifetime breeding rights being offered.

In a career that spanned five seasons and 34 starts, Hoppertunity had 22 top-three finishes while consistently racing at the highest level from coast-to-coast.

His nine stakes wins were all graded, with Grade 1 scores in the historic Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park and Churchill Downs’ Clark Handicap.

He made two trips to Dubai and hit the board in the 2016 Dubai World Cup-G1 when third behind California Chrome.

He won the San Antonio Stakes-G2 twice at Santa Anita and the Brooklyn Invitational Stakes-G2 at Belmont.

Classic-placed Irish War Cry, one of the most dynamic runners of his generation, has been retired and will enter stud at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., for the 2019 season.

Irish War CryIrish War Cry“Irish War Cry is by leading sire Curlin, won the Holy Bull, Wood Memorial and Pimlico Special and was second in the Belmont, earning more than $1 million,” said John Sikura of Hill ’n’ Dale Farm, home to two-time Horse of the Year Curlin. “It was always the intent of our partners to stand Irish War Cry in Kentucky. With the addition of champion Good Magic (also by Curlin) and the strong track record of making stallions at Northview, we decided this was the ideal situation for Irish War Cry. They pursued the horse aggressively and made a great pitch for the horse. His credentials as a top class racehorse and great physical specimen make him a standout in the vibrant Maryland market.”

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