Hickory Lane Farm

Standardbred Breeding Farm


News from around the track

  • McArdle Freshman colt wins division of Pennsylvania Sires Stakes

    Aug 14, 2013

    McWICKED, (McArdle-Western Sahara) driven by Andy Miller for trainer Julie Miller and owners the Andy Miller Stables, Paymaq Stables and Hannah Miller, easily defeated his rivals by 3 lengths in 1:53f at The Meadows Tuesday afternoon to capture a $66,252.00 division of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes 2 year old colt pace. McWICKED went off at the 4-5 favorite. He made his move from fourth at the half to the lead and never looked back, widening his lead down the stretch. This is the second sires stakes win for McWICKED who has established himself as one of the premier two year old colt pacers in Pennsylvania in 2013.

  • Dejarmbro and McArdle Service Full Books in 2013

    Aug 14, 2013

    Hickory Lane is pleased to announce that both DEJARMBRO and MCARDLE serviced full books in 2013. DEJARMBRO's book of 140 quality mares was full and closed by February 15th. Dejarmbro's conception rate was over 90%. Due to the tremendous demand, The Dejarmbro Syndicate will be accepting applications for the 2014 breeding season the remainder of this year. It is anticipated DEJARMBRO's book will be full and closed again early next year so if you are desirous of breeding to DEJARMBRO next year, it is recommended that you contact Hickory Lane before Thanksgiving and request an application so that your mare can be considered for next year.

    MCARDLE also proved to be a very popular stallion in Ohio in 2013. MCARDLE (who's book is not subject to limits) bred a full book of 175 mares with over 80% confirmed in foal to date. Given the number of foals MCARDLE will have in 2014, there is no doubt his offspring will have a major impact in Ohio and elsewhere. From limited crops the past couple of years in Pennsylvania, MCARDLE continues to sire top level stakes winning performers like MCWICKED, who won a division of the PASS 2 year old colt pace at The Meadows yesterday (see story below). There is not a better pacing sire for the value currently standing in Ohio. It will be exciting to watch his foals develop and race over the next few years.