Hickory Lane Farm

Standardbred Breeding Farm


News from around the track

McDave wins fastest division of Tompkins-Geers at Tioga in 1:52.1f; Crosswinds Cupcake destroys field missing the track record at Scioto by 1/5 second in 1:51.4f; Kathy Parker second by a nose in $395,450.00 Jim Doherty Final at The Meadowlands

Aug 10, 2015
     It was a busy past weekend for Hickory Lane horses and a successful one at that. Topping the weekend off was the brilliant 2 year old McArdle colt, McDave, who got up and won the fastest division of the Tompkins-Geers Grand Circuit races Sunday at Tioga in a sparkling 1:52.1f. McDave has taken on and beaten the best 2 year old colts in the country this summer, something you can come to expect in the years ahead in Ohio if you own a McArdle offspring.

     Not to be outdone, Crosswinds Cupcake (Stand Forever-Keystone Mulberry-Artsplace) once again let everyone know she is the best 3 year old pacing filly in Ohio destroying her field in a near track record time of 1:51.4f, missing it by just 1/5 of a second. Congratulations to her connections.

     Back to the Grand Circuit, Kathy Parker (Andover Hall-Mallelujah-Malabar Man) was second beaten by less than an inch in the prestigious $395,450.00 Jim Doherty final (formerly known as the Merrie Annabelle) at the Meadowlands on Hambo Day this past Saturday. Kathy Parker is out of the fine Hickory Lane mare, Mallelujah, who is presently in foal to Dejarmbro. Congratulations to the Jimmy Takter connections and co-owners Ohioans, Joyce and Dick McClelland.

     Finally, congratulations are in order to Jay and Jake Mossbarger's of Midland Acres. Pinkman, whom they raised and sold as a yearling, won the prestigious Hambletonian this past weekend at The Meadowlands. The Mossbarger's own the mother of Pinkman, Margie Seelster, and what a thrill it must be to own the dam of a Hambo winner! Congratulations from all of us at Hickory Lane!

     We will be taking videos of our yearlings this week. The Ohio Selected Jug Sale catalog is online at the Lexington Select Yearling Sale website for your review. We have the largest single consignment of any consignor and we feel, the best bred yearlings overall as a group, in the sale. Check them out.