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Hill 'N' Dale History

Hill N Dale Farms was founded circa 1960 by John Sikura Jr. just outside of the Greater Toronto Area. John Sikura Jr. had a multi-faceted operation, including a racing division, a commercial sales operation, and stood several prominent Canadian stallions. GLORIOUS SONG with NORTHERN DANCER colt, February 18, 1986

The farm, named by his wife Gus Sikura, reflected the topography of the property.

John Sikura Jr. was perhaps best known as the purchaser of the first yearling in thoroughbred history to bring in excess of $1 million (SECRETARIAT/CHARMING ALIBI). Mr. Sikura also was the purchaser of Eclipse award winner GLORIOUS SONG.

Currently Hill N Dale exists both in Aurora, Ontario (Canada) and in Lexington Kentucky (click to link). While there is a great deal of interdependence, the two farms are owned and operated individually by R. Glenn Sikura and John G. Sikura respectively.

Primarily a commercial breeding enterprise, Hill 'N' Dale Canada is a perennial leading consignor in Toronto and represents many Canadian clients selling in the United States. Hill 'N' Dale Canada has a small racing stable and does a limited amount of select boarding.

R. Glenn Sikura is active within the Canadian thoroughbred industry, sitting as President of the CTHS Ontario, Past President/current Director of the CTHS National division, Past President/current Director of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, Past President/current Director of OHRIA, and sits as a Member of the Jockey Club of Canada.

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The Blood-Horse magazine profile - pdf (1.6MB)

John Sikura Jr. & Willie Shoemaker.  Click to view larger image.

John Sikura Jr.  Click to view larger image.

Sir Bricker, 1970.  Click to view larger image.

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