Curlin Tops Hill 'n' Dale at Xalapa's 2021 Roster


CurlinSarah Andrew

Hall of Famer Curlin (Smart Strike) once again leads the 2021 roster at Hill 'n' Dale, which recently moved to their new Xalapa property outside of Paris. The leading stallion's 2021 fee remains unchanged at $175,000 LFS&N.

“We are aware of the pressures on the market due to the uncertain climate we find ourselves in. 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,” commented John G. Sikura, President of Hill 'n' Dale at Xalapa. “There are two stallions on the roster in particular who embody our effort to provide exceptional value in these challenging times. 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 I winners with the likes of Into Mischief. His future remains bright. I repeat, we are all in this together.”

Kitten's Joy (El Prado {Ire}), another perennial leading sire, had his fee decreased from $75,000 to $60,000 LFS&N. Maclean's Music (Distorted Humor) remains at $20,000, but that is for contracts signed prior to the Breeders' Cup, where his undefeated son Jackie's Warrior will be favored in the GI Juvenile.

The rest of the roster is as follows with all fees LFS&N: Army Mule (Friesian Fire) went from $10,000 to $7,500; Bayern (Offlee Wild) was cut in half from $15,000 to $7,500; Flintshire (GB) (Dansili {GB}) was reduced from $15,000 to $10,000; Good Magic (Curlin), was cut from $35,000 to $30,000; Kantharos (Lion Heart) remains at $30,000; Lost Treasure (Ire) (War Front) is also unchanged at $5,000; Midnight Lute (Real Quiet) holds steady at $15,000; Stormy Atlantic (Storm Cat) is at $10,000; Violence (Medaglia d'Oro) remains at $25,000 after a stellar season; and Wolrd of Trouble (Kantharos) is also unchanged at $15,000.

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