Kantharos

John Sikura Joins TDN Writers’ Room

With the smoking hot sire Violence picking up another Grade I win, with Volatile in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. at Saratoga, John Sikura has a lot to talk about and a lot to be happy about. The President of Hill 'n' Dale Farms, where Violence stands, has seen that stallion's career get off to a fast start, slow down and now take off again. Sikura joined the TDN Writers' Room podcast presented by Keeneland to discuss Violence's recent accomplishments, the decision to bring in Kantharos and his thoughts on...

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John Sikura Joins the TDN Writers’ Room

Hill 'n' Dale Farm President John Sikura joined this week's TDN Writers' Room to talk hot sire Violence, his thoughts on the Jockey Club's decision to impose a 140-mare cap, and more.

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Kantharos 2-Year-Old Colt Sharp on Debut at Churchill Downs

1st-Churchill Downs, $75,449, Msw, 5-22, 2yo, 4 1/2f, :51.76, ft. COWAN (c, 2, Kantharos--Tempers Flair {SP}, by Smart Strike), a $185,000 KEESEP yearling buy, RNA'd for $385,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 at OBSMAR earlier this spring. The chestnut fired a four-furlong bullet in :46 2/5 (1/90) at Keeneland May 2 and wasn't much of a secret at 3-5 here. Drawn on the fence, Cowan was hustled to the front beneath Ricardo Santana, Jr., but was hounded to his outside by the slow-starting Sheriff Bianco (Speightster), who made a...

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American Pharoah Filly Breezes Quickest Quarter; Seven Go :9.4 at OBS

A filly by American Pharoah breezed the fastest quarter-mile of :20 2/5 Friday, while seven juveniles tied for the quickest eighth-of-a-mile breeze of :9 4/5 during the second of three under-tack shows ahead of next Tuesday and Wednesday's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The American Pharoah filly is consigned to the sale by Ciaran Dunne's Wavertree Stables, Inc. as hip 237. The half-sister to MSP My Sweet Stella (Eskendereya) was a $70,000 KEENOV weanling and $165,000 KEESEP yearling. The following horses breezed in :9 4/5: Hip...

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Bucchero ‘Loyalty Lock-In’ Program Unveiled

During the annual stallion show at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Florida, Saturday, Jan. 11, Harlan Malter, whose Ironhorse Racing Stable campaigned two-time GII Woodford S. winner Bucchero (Kantharos--Meetmeonline, by General Meeting) and who serves as the managing partner of Bucchero Stallion LLC, announced a bonus program designed to reward breeders who patronize the sire during his first few seasons at stud. The "Bucchero Loyalty Lock-In: Breed Twice, Lock In the Price" incentive enables breeders who breed a mare to the splashy chestnut in 2020 and 2021--same mare or different...

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