Curlin, Kitten’s Joy Top 2021 Stallion Roster For Hill ‘N’ Dale At Xalapa

A new chapter begins for Hill ‘n’ Dale as the stallions take up stud duty at Xalapa Farm just outside of Paris, Ky.

The 13-strong stallion roster, led by stalwart breed-shapers Curlin and Kitten’s Joy, arrived a week ago to the newly renovated and restored 1,400-acre stallion station and nursery.

“We are aware of the pressures on the market due to the uncertain climate we find ourselves in,” said John G. Sikura, president of Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa. “Hill ‘n’ Dale will once again look to be an industry leader by offering exceptional value in its entire roster. We are all in this together and together we will grow stronger as an industry.

“There are two stallions on the roster in particular who embody our effort to provide exceptional value in these challenging times,” Sikura continued. “Maclean’s Music is emerging as an important young sire. Jackie’s Warrior has been described as the best two year old in the country. He is yet another example of his sire’s ability to produce an elite runner. In addition, Violence who has led virtually every category since his runners hit the track is the co-leading sire of Grade 1 winners with the likes of Into Mischief. His future remains bright. I repeat, we are all in this together.”

Below is the 2021 roster along with fees:

Army Mule
2014, Friesian Fire – Crafty Toast, by Crafty Prospector
$7,500 LFSN

2011, Offlee Wild – Alittlebitearly, by Thunder Gulch
$7,500 LFSN

2004, Smart Strike – Sherriff’s Deputy, by Deputy Minister
$175,000 LFSN

2010, Dansili – Dance Routine, by Sadler’s Wells
$10,000 LFSN

Good Magic
2015, Curlin – Glinda the Good, by Hard Spun
$30,000 LFSN

2008, Lion Heart – Contessa Halo, by Southern Halo
$30,000 LFSN

Kitten’s Joy
2001, El Prado – Kitten’s First, by Lear Fan
$60,000 LFSN

Lost Treasure
2015, War Front – Wading, by Montjeu
$5,000 LFSN

Maclean’s Music
2008, Distorted Humor – Forest Music, by Unbridled’s Song
$20,000 LFSN*
*Fee valid on contracts signed prior to Breeders’ Cup

Midnight Lute
2003, Real Quiet – Candytuft, by Dehere
$15,000 LFSN

Stormy Atlantic
1994, Storm Cat – Hail Atlantis, by Seattle Slew
$10,000 LFSN

2010, Medaglia d’Oro – Violent Beauty, by Gone West
$25,000 LFSN

World of Trouble
2015, Kantharos – Meets Expectations, by Valid Expectations
$15,000 LFSN

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