Hickory Lane Farm

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McWicked finishes a strong second in his debut at Harrah's Philadelphia; McDave and McPhil place in PASS action at The Meadows pacing their miles in 1:52.3 and 1:52 respectively

Jul 27, 2015
     It was a busy weekend for McArdle's offspring this past weekend. McWicked, making his first start of the year Sunday at Harrah's Philadelphia in the $30,000 Open Pace, came from next to last around the final turn and turned on the afterburners to finish a strong second pacing his mile in 1:50.4. McWicked now looks ready to take on the best of the sport the rest of this year after being named Pacer of the Year in 2014.
     In PASS action Saturday evening for 2 year old colt pacers at The Meadows, the two fine young McArdle colts, McDave and McPhil,  turned in gutsy performances against the Somebeachsomewhere's. McDave was second by a neck in 1:52.3f while McPhil was a solid third pacing his mile in 1:52 flat. The Somebeachsomewhere winner in McPhil's race paced to a national season's record in 1:51.1f, showing just how good the McArdle's stack up against the best competition in the world, especially given the fact that there are only 25 2 year old McArdle's in Pennsylvania this year. When the McArdle's appear on the scene in Ohio next year, they should be more than capable of winning their share of stakes both in Ohio and nationally, especially given the fact that he will have close to 100 2 year olds for the first time since his initial crop years ago.
     Finally, we can't leave out the McArdle fillies as Macarena Momma finished a strong third in PASS action for 3 year old pacing fillies Saturday at The Meadows.
     All of Hickory Lane's yearlings are now in the barns being prepped for the upcoming yearling sales. Without a doubt, this is the finest group we have ever sold both in looks and in pedigree. We encourage you to come out and inspect our 28 yearlings that will sell at the Ohio Sale September 19th at Eden Park, Sunbury, Ohio; you will not be disappointed.