Stand Forever Three Year Olds Dominate Ohio Sires Stakes Action at Lebanon Raceway
May 6, 2013
Ohio Sires Stakes action kicked the season off Friday at Lebanon Raceway and STAND FOREVER three year old colts and fillies took three of the four $30,000.00 divisions in convincing fashion.
Starting the weekend off on Friday was FOREVER LA NIGH (Stand Forever-Game Madonna) who breezed to an easy wire to wire victory in 1:57.4h for owners Bruce and Patricia Soulsby, driver Tony Hall and trainer Ron Steck.
Saturday night saw trainer Tom Brinkerhoff sweep the two divisions of the colt pace with a pair of colts owned by Rebecca Ewing and Leonard Buckner, both colts, by the way, were born and raised at Hickory Lane Farm. MY MISTER E (Stand Forever-She's a Ruff One) carried over his strong finish to his two year old campaign with a ridiculously easy wire to wire win in 1:58h for Rebecca Ewing. Not to be outdone, OUTDOOR FEVER (Stand Forever-Bang the Door) was declared the winner in his heat when another Stand Forever, FIRETOWERS STAND, was disqualified for interference nullifying a one-two finish for the Stand colts. OUTDOOR FEVER's winning time was the fastest of the evening, 1:57h for his owner, Leonard Buckner. It should be quite a battle this year between these two fine colts; can't wait for the second leg of action! Congratulations to all and best wishes for a successful 2013 campaign.
April 29, 2013
STAND FOREVER colts DUSTO (Stand Forever- Doctor Cindy) and FIRETOWERS STAND finished first and second in the $15,000.00 final of the James K..Hackett Memorial 3 year old colt pace last Saturday at Lebanon Raceway in preparation for the first leg of Ohio Sires Stakes Action this upcoming weekend.DUSTO, driven by Chris Page, scored in 1:57h while FIRESTONE STAND did it the hard way going first over and just missing by a nose for driver Kayne Kauffman. Both colts are trained by Ohioan Steve Carter, who also owns DUSTO. Congratulations to Steve Carter and the driver's for getting Stand Forever's year off on a high note. Good luck this weekend at Lebanon!
DEJARMBRO'S BOOK FULL AND CLOSED
February 18, 2013
Hickory Lane Farm, Findlay, Ohio and the newly formed Dejarmbro Syndicate are pleased to announce that Dejarmbro's book for the 2013 breeding season is now full and closed. Hickory Lane and The Dejarmbro Syndicate wish to thank everyone for their support. Dejarmbro stands at Hickory Lane Farm, Findlay, Ohio for $5,000.
McArdle Arrives at Hickory Lane
January 30, 2013
We are pleased to announce that McArdle has arrived at Hickory Lane on January 29th after performing stud duties at Nevele R Stud in New Zealand. We can confidently say McArdle is a grand looking stallion with impeccable conformation. We are confident that after you see him, you will want to breed one of your mares to him. Please feel free to stop in at the Farm anytime to see this wonderful stallion along with our other stallions, Dejarmbro, Stand Forever, Trainforthefuture and Lovin Every Moment.
Stand Forever and Trainforthefuture fillies awarded top honors
January 20, 2013
SPECIAL LADY D was honored as Ohio's 2012 Horse of The Year and Three Year Old Pacing Filly of The Year saturday night at the Ohio Harness Horsemen's banquet in Columbus, Ohio. In 2012 SPECIAL LADY D bankrolled $115,853 in seven wins, one second and three thirds.
Congratulations to owners Country Club Acres, William Robinson, and Daniel Wozniak, Also to trainer Brian Brown, and drive Ryan Stahl.
ROSE RUN NELLIE secured the top spot as Ohio's Three Year Old Filly Trotter for 2012. ROSE RUN NELLIE won nine of 23 races. Her victories included Ohio Triple Crown Races: the $21,900 Ohio State Fair Stake, the $100,000 Ohio Sire Stake Championship, and the $28,804 Ohio Breeders Championship at Delaware, Ohio.
Congratulations to owner, trainer, driver Scott Cox.
Hickory Lane Farm purchases Dejarmbro to stand in 2013
December 14, 2012
Hickory Lane Farm is pleased to announce that it has purchased the millionaire and two time world champion trotter, DEJARMBRO, 2, 1:55f; 3, 1:52.2f ($1,137,285.00) from the Purple Haze Stables, LLC to stand at our Farm here in Ohio beginning with the 2013 breeding season.
DEJARMBRO is a brown four year old son of CREDIT WINNER and the first son of this sire to stand in slots enriched Ohio.
On the race track, DEJARMBRO was a top two and three year old. At two, he won eight of eleven starts, including at one point, seven in a row with seasonal earnings of $224,462.00. He won the $200,000.00 NYSS final at Yonkers and won an elimination of the Breeder's Crown equaling the world record on a five-eights mile track. He set track records at Vernon Downs, Yonkers, where he was one-fifth off the world record; and, at Batavia Downs. Ar three, he was equally accomplished, racing eighteen times, winning half of his starts and finishing in the money seventeen out of eighteen times with seasonal earnings of $905,423.00 while racing against the best three year olds in North America. DEJARMBRO again equaled the world record for three year old colt trotters on a five-eights mile track at Pocono Downs in 1:52.2f, in winning the elimination and later, the final of the $500,000.00 Earl Beal Memorial trot. He also won a heat of the Kentucky Futurity.
DEJARMBRO hails from what is one of the best, if not the most prolific trotting families in the sport. He is the son of the Donerail mare, Armbro Deja Vu, who, from her first three foals, has produced three accomplished stakes performers. She is out of the Garland Lobell mare, Armbro Vanquish, the winner of over $300,000.00 and the dam of Manofmanymissions. The third dam is the great foundation mare, Armbro Whirl. DEJARMBRO'S immediate family includes five $1,000,000.000 winners, several outstanding broodmares, rachorses and sires including Manofmanymissions, $1,215,000.00; Armbro Fling, $1,334,936.00; Falls For You, $1,311,152.00; Impeccable Image, $1,288,593.00; Pizza Dolce, $668,824.00; Southwind Allaire, $733,534.00; Armbro Flori, $572,711.00; Armbro Monarch, $670,734.00; Armbro Officer, $631,144.00; and Duke of York, $882,528.00, just to name a few.
DEJARMBRO will stand for an introductory service fee of $5,000.00. Inquiries should be directed to Brad Wallace, Farm Manager, 14346 Township Road 205, Findlay, Ohio 45840; phone number 419-422-3004; fax number 419-425-2999; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We expect his book to fill quickly, so book now!
McArdle's Nob Hill High sets new lifetime mark in Dover Feature Pace
December 14, 2012
NOB HILL HIGH (McArdle-Annicrombie-Abercrombie) made it two straight $35,000.00 Preferred Pace wins Thursday evening at Dover Downs and in the process lowered his lifetime mark to 1:50.1f. Bruce Saunders conditions NOB HILL HIGH for owners Bob Mondillo and Don Robertson. It is NOB HILL HIGH'S seventh win this season with eight seconds and ten thirds pushing his lifetime earnings to $813,653.00. Congratulations to all. McARDLE stands at Hickory Lane for a service fee of $3,500.00, a bargain for this caliber of stallion. Book early to avoid being shut out in 2013. When McARDLE'S Ohio foals start racing in 2015, Ohio will have one of the best programs in the country. Don't miss out!
World Champion McArdle filly Big McDeal captures Cinderella Pace at Maywood Park
November 16, 2012
This evening at Maywood Park, McARDLE'S sensational World Champion three year old pacing filly BIG McDEAL, 3, p. 1:49.1 ($ 732,205.00) (McArdle-Ideal Gal-Western Ideal) captured the $83,000.00 Cinderella Pace in a stakes record time of 1:51.4h. Out of the six hole, BIG McDEAL shot to the front and never looked back. Tonight's win put her earnings over $732,000 and over $424,000.00 this year alone. Racing against the very best pacing fillies in the country, BIG McDEAL has placed in the top three 14 out of 19 times this year and is considered one of the top five three year old pacing fillies in harness racing.
McARDLE success shows that he produces equally capable fillies as he does colts. McARDLE'S offspring race at the very highest levels of competition and are very willing and determined. For Ohio breeders, McARDLE represent a unique opportunity to breed at the very top of the sport at a very reasonable introductory fee of $3,500.00. The value of his yearlings will be enhanced by the fact that it is well known that McARDLE produces outstanding looking foals. We expect his book to fill quickly so don't delay. Call or email Hickory Lane today for your 2013 breeding contract.
MCARDLE TO STAND AT HICKORY LANE IN 2013
October 22, 2012
Hickory Lane Farm is pleased to announce that beginning with the 2013 breeding season, MCARDLE, p. 1:49m ($2,455,609.00) (Falcon Seelster- Lilting Laughter-Nihilator) will stand stud in Ohio at Hickory Lane.
To date, MCARDLE has sired ten (10) 1:50 or better winning performers; is currently a leading sire of three year olds in total money earnings; and, his offspring have won nearly 26 million dollars on the racetrack. MCARDLE'S standouts include this year's current two year old national season's leader on a 5/8 mile track, JOHN'S POLYVIEW, p. 1:51.1f ($183,180.00); 2010 World Champion and Meadowlands Pace winner ONE MORE LAUGH, p. 3, 1:47.4m ($2,562,152.00); multiple stakes winners, MCCEDES, p. 3 1:49.4m ($1,041,564.00), HAPPY DREAMER(M), p. 3, 1:49.2m ($665,668.00), BIG MCDEAL(M), p. 3,1:49.1f ($627, 705.00), MEANT TO BE ME,p.7, 1:49.1m ($621,008.00), PROPER RESPECT, p. 3, 1:49.3m ($456,884.00) and NOB HILL HIGH p. 1:50.3f ($741,193.00).
"MCARDLE'S impact in Ohio will be huge," states Hickory Lane Farm President, R. Kevin Greenfield. "He is an accomplished racehorse and sire. Being a total outcross stallion, MCARDLE can be bred to any mare including those from the Western Hanover, Artsplace, Abercrombie and Cam Fella lines."
MCARDLE will stand the 2013 breeding season for an introductory service fee of $3,500.00 with multiple mare discounts available. Inquiries can be directed to the Stallion Manager at Hickory Lane Farm, Brad Wallace, 14346 Township Road 205, Findlay, Ohio 45840, telephone number (419) 422-3004; fax number (419) 425-2999 or at hickorylanefarm.com
TRAINFORTHEFUTURE'S ROSE RUN NELLIE OHIO TRIPLE CROWN WINNER
September 26, 2012
By winning the Ohio Breeder's Championship at Delaware last week, ROSE RUN NELLIE (Trainforthefuture-Lilyad) captured Ohio's Triple Crown for three year old trotting fillies assuring that she will be voted Ohio's best three year old trotting filly for 2012. Congratulations to Scott Cox who owns, trains and drives this special filly. We at Hickory Lane are proud to stand her father, TRAINFORTHEFUTURE, one of Ohio's young, exciting trotting stallions . We look forward to a big year breeding wise in 2013 for "Train" as the Ohio program shifts into full gear with the addition of slots at the racetracks.
HICKORY LANE YEARLING VIDEOS FOR INDIANA AND LEXINGTON SALES NOW ONLINE
STAND FOREVER AND TRAINFORTHEFUTURE CAP OFF SUCCESSFUL SEASONS WITH OHIO SIRE STAKE AND OHIO BREEDER'S CHAMPIONS
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
The 2012 racing season could not have ended any better for HICKORY LANE FARM sires STAND FOREVER and TRAINFORTHEFUTURE. Both sires sport 2012 Ohio Sires Stakes champions as well as Ohio Breeder's champions. Stand Forever had OSS champions SPECIAL LADY D (Stand Forever-Grey Lady D) and Ohio Breeder's champion MY MISTER E (Stand Forever-She's a Ruff One) to his credit. MY MISTER E achieved his success by winning for the first time in the $30,400.00 OBC final for two year old pacing colts for owner Rebecca Ewing, Trainer Tom Brinkerhoff and driver Dan Noble are to be commended for their masterful handling of this colt. SPECIAL LADY D nailed down three year old pacing filly honors with her victory in the $100,000.00 OSS final at Scioto Downs for owners Country Club Acres, Daniel Wozniak and William Robinson. Brian Brown trains this champion. with Ryan Stahl was in her sulky.
ROSE RUN NELLIE (Trainforthefuture-Lilyad) left no doubt in September who is the best three year old trotting filly in Ohio by capturing both the $100,000.00 OSS final and the OBC final for owner, driver, trainer, Scott Cox. It was quite a year for both stallions, who produce, year after year, champions in Ohio. Congratulations to all and good luck at the sales!
.SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
You may now access Hickory Lane Farm's yearling videos for the Indiana Select Sale and the Lexington Select Yearling Sale at yearlingvideos.com. Harrisburg yearling videos will be available later this month. Best of luck at the sales!
September 1, 2012
TRAINFORTHEFUTURE TWO YEAR OLDS SHINE IN INDIANA SIRES STAKES ACTION
At Indiana Downs this past week TRAINFORTHEFUTURE proved that he can sire winners in Indiana just as easily as he does in Ohio. On August 31st, MY HOPE (Trainforthefutire-Looks Like Dawn) captured a $30,000.00 division of the ISS Gold Series 2 year old filly trot with a commanding victory in a fast 1:57.2. There was no doubt about who the best filly was in this race as MY HOPE drew clear of the field down the stretch by 1 1/2 lengths. Congratulations to her connections driver, Jason Dillander, trainer, Scott Cox, and owner, Crystal Ball Stables, Ohio.
In the 2 year old ISS colt trot $10,000.00 Silver Division, BENNYOLA (Trainforthefuture-Rose Run Epic) was a close second in his division.
In other news, on August 29, 2012 in the ISS $10,000.00 2 year old filly trot at Indiana Downs, HICKORY LANE FARM's fine brood mare MARTY E
put forth another stake winner in JESSIE E (Jailhouse Jesse- Marty E) with an easy 4 1/4 win in 2:00. MARTY E is now the mother of 4 stake winners including the fine open trotter REMBRANDT SPUR who has won over a half a million dollars during his racing career.
August 27, 2012
TRAINFORTHEFUTURE AND STAND FOREVER FILLIES SHINE IN OHIO BREEDER'S STAKES ACTION AT SCIOTO DOWNS
Last Friday, Hickory Lane Farm studs TRAINFORTHEFUTURE and STAND FOREVER were prominent winners in the Ohio Breeder's filly stakes at Scioto Downs. In the $15,000.00 three year old trotting filly division ROSE RUN NELLIE (Trainforthefuture-Lilyad) followed up on her recent stakes victories with an impressive 2 1/4 length victory in 1:57.1s. Nellie took command at the half mile pole and never looked back easily defeating her rivals. Scott Cox owns, trains and drives this very nice filly.
In the $17,000.00 three year old filly pace division, STANDING DANETTE (Stand Forever-Emkea) continued her winning ways with a wire to wire victory in avery fast 1:53.4s for owner Sharon Edelman, driver Dan Noble and trainer, Jim Arledge, Jr. STANDING DANETTE has worked her way to the top of the class in the three year old pacing filly division and will be the horse to beat in the Ohio Sires Stakes final at Scioto Downs. Congratulations to all!
August 20, 2012
TRAINFORTHEFUTURE FILLY TROTTERS SWEEP OHIO SIRES STAKES AT NORTHEFIELD PARK; STAND FOREVER FILLIES FINISH FIRST AND SECOND
Friday evening, August 17th at Northfield Park was a hugh evening for Hickory Lane in Ohio Sires Stakes action. In the three year old filly trot and pace divisions, Hickory Lane Farm stallions TRAINFORTHEFUTURE and STAND FOREVER won three of the four divisions and finished second in the final division, just missing a clean sweep.
In the three year old filly trot, the first division for $17,100.00
ROSE RUN NELLIE (Trainforthefuture-Lilyad) went wire to wire and won in a dead heat in a fast 1:58.4h. ROSE RUN NELLIE is a multiple OSS winner for owner, driver and trainer, Scott Cox.
In the second division, EASTER ROSETTE (Trainforthefuture-KW's Lasermachine) pulled off the upset at 14-1 in 2:00.1h winning by one and a quarter lengths for owners Ray Williams and Robert Burkhart, Ohio. Rickie Williams is her trainer and Elliot Deaton was the winning driver.
In the three year old filly pace, STANDING DANETTE (Stand Forever-Emkea) scored her first OSS win after coming so close in previous starts by crushing the field wire to wire by three lengths is a blistering 1:55.4 h, with a 28.4 final quarter. This fine filly is peaking at the right time for owner Sharon Edelman, trainer, Jim Arledge, Jr. and driver Dan Noble.
Previous OSS winner and State Fair champion, SPECIAL LADY D was second in the other OSS division. With this showing last Friday evening, Stand Forever and Trainforthefuture fillies will be well represented in the OSS three year old filly finals in early September. Congratulations to all!
August 6, 2012
SPECIAL LADY D WINS OHIO'S FIRST LADY PACE AT SCIOTO DOWNS
SPECIAL LADY D (Stand Forever-Grey Lady D) continued her domination of Ohio's 3 year old filly pacers by scoring a thrilling victory over her Stand Forever counterpart, STANDING DANETTE at Scioto Downs last Friday evening by taking the Ohio First Lady pace, Ohio State Fair Stakes, in a fast 1:53.4f. It was an exciting stretch dual as Standing Danette made her charge from way back and headed Special Lady D, but Special Lady D dug in and held off Standing Danette to score the victory by a length. The purse was $42,000.00 with Stand Forever fillies taking home 75% of the purse money. Congratulations to owners Country Club Acres, Inc. Daniel Wozniak and William Robinson. Brian Brown is her trainer and Ryan Stahl was her driver.
July 16, 2012
STAND FOREVER FILLIES SWEEP OHIO SIRES STAKES AT RACEWAY PARK
It was another banner evening Sunday for STAND FOREVER in Ohio Sires Stake action at Raceway Park as his three year old fillies, FOREVER LOVER (Stand Forever-Loco Lover) and SPECIAL LADY D (Stand Forever-Grey Lady D) swept both divisions of the three year old filly pace. In fact, Stand forever fillies were one-two in the second division with STANDING DANNETT finishing a close second behind SPECIAL LADY D.
In the first division, FOREVER LOVER went right to the front and never looked back as she scored an easy wire to wire victory in 1:57.3f for owners Country Club Acres, Inc. Findlay, Ohio and Kalinowski Stables. Brian Brown trains and Ryan Stahl was the winning driver.
In the second division, SPECIAL LADY D powered her way to the front and held off a furious closing rush by STANDING DANNETTE (owned by Sharon Edelman and Jim Arledge, Jr.) who rallied along the inside, to win by a nose in a thrilling finish in 1:56.4f. It was a sweet double victory for Country Club Acres, Inc., Brian Brown and Ryan Stahl. Daniel Wozniak and William Robinson share in ownership SPECIAL LADY D.
With the rebound occurring in Ohio racing, STAND FOREVER enjoyed a robust year in the breeding shed. It is a tribute to this fine stallion that after fourteen years, he keeps consistently siring sire stake winners despite the influx of new stallions that have come to Ohio. Congratulations to all and continued success throughout the rest of the racing season!
July 6, 2012
STAND FOREVER STANDS TALL IN OHIO SIRES STAKES ACTION
On July 3rd and 4th, Northfield Park and Scioto Downs hosted the first division of Ohio Sires Stakes action for two year olds. In both the colt and filly pacing divisions, STAND FOREVER offspring were division winners. At Northfield Park on July 3rd, ALWAYS D LADY (Stand Forever-Grey Lady D) braved through a torrential downpur and won her filly division in 2:00.1h for her owners, Country Club Acres, Inc., Daniel Wozniak and Aws Stables, Ohio. ALWAYS D LADY was driven by Chris Page and is tranined by Brian Brown.
On July 4th at Scioto Downs, DUSTO (Stand Forever-Doctor Cindy) went gate to wire in 1:57.1f in the face of 100 degree heat, pacing the last quarter in 28.3. Congratulations to his owner trainer, Steve Carter, and to his driver, Kyle Ater. Each year, Stand Forever brings forth numerous sire stake winners to add to his impressive siring record.
June 11, 2012
Hickory Lane Farm stallions scored a winning triple Saturday night in the second round of The Ohio Sire Stakes action for three year old fillies.
Both divisions of the filly trotters was taken in gate to wire performances by TRAINFORTHEFUTURE fillies Rose Run Nellie and Easter Rosetta.
ROSE RUN NELLIE (Trainforthefuture-Lilyad-Armbro Iliad) was the first to score in her second Ohio Sire Stake win of the season in a 1-3/4 length victory in 1:58.2. Congratulations to owner, trainer, and driver Scott Cox.
It was EASTER ROSETTA (Trainforthefuture-Kw's Lasermachine-Armbro Laser) in the second division leaving from the outside post #7 to the quarter in 29.2 to take her division 1:58.2. Congratulations to driver Kurt Sugg, trainer Rickie Williams, and owner Ray Williams, and Robert Burkhart.
In race eight, STAND FOREVER filly SPECIAL LADY D (Stand Forever-Grey Lady D-Cam's Magic Trick) was back to the winning form of her 2 year old year, winning by 5-1/2 lengths in 1:53.3 for winning driver Ryan Stahl. She is trained by Brian Brown and owned by Country Club Acres, Dan Wozniak, and Bill Robinson. Congratulations to all.
May 9, 2012
TRAINFORTHEFUTURE AND STAND FOREVER OFFSPRING VICTORIOUS IN OHIO SIRES STAKES ACTION AT LEBANON RACEWAY
On May 4 and 5, 2012, Lebanon Raceway held the inaugural leg of Ohio Sires Stakes action for three year olds for 2012 and TRAINFORTHEFUTURE and STAND FOREVER offspring were very prominent with victories in three divisions of action. In the three year old filly trot, ROSE RUN NELLIE (Trainforthefuture-Lilyad-Armbro Illiad) closed with a rush to win by a neck in 2:03h. This fine filly is owned trained and driven by Scott Cox. Congratulations to Scott. In the three year old colt trot "Train" again proved he belongs at the top of the list of Ohio trotting stallions when he sent out BLAZING FUTURE (Trainforthefuture-Blaze of Fury-Speedy Crown) to a wire to wire victory in 2:00.4h. Blazing Fury is owned by Ronald Bates and Dustin Arledge , Ohio, trained by Jim Arledge, Jr. and driven by Dan Noble. Congratulations to all.
Not to be outdone, STAND FOREVER keeps producing sire stake winners year after year. 2012 is no exception as BUCKEYE BEAUTY (Stand Forever- Noble Martisha-Nobleland Sam) came first over, closed with a furious rush with a last quarter in 28.3 seconds to win by a half of length in 1:58.4h. Buckeye Beauty is owned by James Hefner, Ohio, trained by Mike Evans and driven by Dan Noble. Our congratulations go out to all her connections. The next leg of OSS action takes place at Scioto Downs later this month. Best wishes to all with hopes for a successful (and profitable!) racing season!
HICKORY LANE SIRE AND DAM CONNECTIONS SWEEP OHIO SIRES STAKES TWO YEAR OLD FILLY TROT AT RACEWAY PARK
Sunday evening at Raceway Park turned into a Hickory Lane Farm sweep of the Two Year old Filly Trot in Ohio Sires Stakes action when MONA LISA SPUR (Pegasus Spur-Marty E-Armbro Iliad) and ROSE RUN MARCI (Trainforthefuture-Lilyad-Armbro Illiad) each won their respective divisions.
MONA LISA SPUR, a daughter of the Hickory Lane broodmare MARTY E, and mother of multiple stakes winner and Open trotter, REMBRANDT SPUR, 1:52.2f, went first over and put away her challengers in 2:02.3f in capturing the $20,100 first division for owner Roy Davis and trainer-driver Dick Stillings. Congratulations to her connections. Hickory Lane will sell a Valley Victor half brother to MONA LISA SPUR at the Lexington Select Yearling Sale this Fall. Don't miss him!
In the second division, ROSE RUN MARCI made a quarter move, went to the front and never looked back as she took an easy victory in 2:03.1in her $20,100 division for owner-trainer-driver Scott Cox. From limited opportunities, TRAINFORTHEFUTURE has been sensational. Already this season, he has had multiple national season's leaders as well as sire stake winners. Given the opportunity for an increased book, TRAINFORTHEFUTURE would undoubtedly soar to the top as the top trotting sire in Ohio. Hickory Lane is proud to stand this fine stallion for owner Dave Carter and his wife Deborah. Look for more "Train's" at the upcoming yearling sales!