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Hickory Lane Stallions for 2016; Uncle Peter nearly Full and Closed
Dec 23, 2015
As we approach a new breeding season, all of us at Hickory Lane Farm want to wish you and your family a very happy holiday season!
Our three stallions, McArdle, Uncle Peter and Dejarmbro are booking at a rapid pace, especially Uncle Peter. If you are not a syndicate member and want to breed to Uncle Peter, it is strongly suggested you send in your application for consideration before the end of the year. The training reports we are receiving on the McArdle's and Dejarmbro's so far are very encouraging. The most prevalent comments we hear on the Dejarmbro's are that they are naturally gaited and have good common sense. On the McArdle's we hear they go out and do what they are supposed to do. One trainer went so far as to say to us that the McArdle colt he broke this year was the best he has broke in 25 years of training. With 95 two year olds beginning their careers in Ohio next year, McArdle will no doubt be a major force. He was a prominent stallion in the toughest jurisdiction, Pennsylvania, when he was saddled with foal crops of less than 40 every year. Just think what he will do with a large group in Ohio next year!
We are really excited about Dejarmbro. Many trainers have told us they sense they are Grand Circuit caliber horses. What people may not know is that after winning the Earl Beal Memorial in world record time as a three year old, Dejarmbro would have likely been the clear favorite for the Hambletonian two weeks later if he would have been eligible to the race. With his looks, pedigree and gait, it would be hard to imagine he will not have some grand circuit colts and fillies competing next summer. This is the year to breed back to him at a $5,000 stud fee because it may never be this low again.
We encourage you to book early if you wish to breed to these stallions. Their books have been full every year they have stood at Hickory Lane and we see 2016 as no exception. Feel free to call the Farm, we will be happy to assist you.