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Wednesday, March 22, 2023
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Stallions 2023

Greatbullsoffire, multiple stakes winner, stands at Robert Manchio's

Nestled in the rolling hills of Chester County sits Robert Manchio farm.

Great Ball 1Robert’s farm is tucked on the corner and houses and stands the impressive thoroughbred stallion Greatbullsoffire.

This 9-year-old stallion is a speedy, multiple stakes winner by Bullsbay out of a still active Great Notion Mare.

Winner on both dirt and turf!

Greatbullsoffire does not stop there, he is also Inspected and Approved meeting the performance requirements for Westfalen Verband.

To see this horse in person is to see an athletic , robust and solidly built horse.

He truly is a sight to behold, well balanced possessing beautiful confirmation.

Great Ball 2Greatbullsoffire helps balance body and size to boot.

His foals will be hitting the track this year.

Greatbullsoffire was a fierce competitive runner and very precocious as a young colt.

Great Ball 3The stallion could be described by his handlers as honest and intelligent, with great size and temperment.

Greatballsoffire is standing for a very modest $2000, making him a very atainable buy.

He comes with Live Foal guarantee.

If you are considering local Pennsylvania stallions, he is surely one not to miss.

Inquiries to Robert Manchio 610-563-8529.

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Pin Oak Lane Farm to stand top sire Wicked Strong in 2023

NEW FREEDOM, Pa.--Millionaire Wicked Strong, the sire of 18 black typ horses, including G2 winner BROOKLYN STRONG, will stand at  Dr. William Solomon’s Pin Oak Lane Farm in New Freedom, Pa., for the 2023 season.

wicked strong 1Wicked Strong 

His most recent stakes winning juvenile is Brooklyn Strong, who won the G2 Remsen Stakes st Aqueduct on Dec. 5, 2020 after winning the $150,000 Sleepy Hollow Stakes at Belmont on Oct. 24.

Brooklyn Strong also fits among Wicked Strong's stakes-placed runners, as he was third in Belmont’s Bertram F. Bongard Stakes Oct. 2 in his second start.

Brooklyn Strong has three stakes placings in 2022, including a third in the G3 Greenwood Cup Stakes on Sept. 24.

Brooklyn Strong was the only New York-bred entered in the Remsen, but he had no trouble in open company with a hard fought triumph by a neck over 6-5 post time favorite Ten for Ten in Saturday’s nine-furlong event for 2-year-olds. 

Wicked Strong has six-figure 2 year olds at the sales, topping $425,000.

A top-10 freshman sire nationally in 2019 by progeny earnings, Wicked Strong ranked second by number of winners with 26, one less than American Pharoah, Constitution and Tapiture.

Among his first crop runners, now 5 are Jilted Bride, winner of the Iowa Distaff Stakes in 2022 and multiple graded stakes placed, including the G3 Bayakoa Stakes on 2/1/2/2022, Evil Lyn, winner of Pimlico’s Hilltop Stakes in 2020 and the Lady Canterbury Stakes in 2021, and Wicked Runner, a stakes winner at 2 and 3 in Puerto Rico.

His 4-year-old Por Que No won the Boiling Springs Stakes in 2021 at Monmouth.

Of his 18 black-type horses in his first four crops to race, seven earned black-type at 2.

One of the top runners of his generation, Wicked Strong won the $1 million, G1 Wood Memorial Stakes in stakes-record time and captured Saratoga’s G2 Jim Dandy Stakes over G1 Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist.

Wicked Strong conf. photoGraded stakes-placed at 2 when third behind Honor Code in the G2 Remsen, he was second by a nose to his stablemate V. E. Day the next summer in the G1 Travers Stakes.

He turned in strong showings in the 2014 classics, finishing fourth after a tough trip in the G1 Kentucky Derby, won by California Chrome, and getting up to dead heat with California Chrome for fourth in the G1 Belmont Stakes while finishing less than two lengths behind Tonalist.

Wicked Strong competed in 14 consecutive stakes at 3 and 4, 10 of them G1.

During his 4-year-old season, he had four stakes placings, including a second to Tonalist in the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup and a third behind Liam’s Map in the G1 Woodward Stakes, and concluded his 19-start career with a fourth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile won by Liam’s Map.

wicked strong 3He is the richest son of top sire Hard Spun to stand at stud, with a record of 3-4-3 for earnings of $1,994,460.

Wicked Strong has a pedigree with strong classic lines.

His winning dam Moyne Abbey is by Kentucky Derby/Preakness winner Charismatic, who in turn is by Preakness winner Summer Squall.

His family is filled with graded stakes winners including two-time G1-winning millionaire Student Council; his dam is a half-sister to graded winners and G1-placed Gulch Approval and Rusty Slipper as well as stakes winner and graded-placed Approval Rating.

The syndicated stallion will stand for $3,500, payable when the foal stands and nurses, with multiple mare discounts of $3,000 for two mares and $2,500 for three or more mares.

For additional information, please contact Pin Oak Lane Farm, P.O. Box 129, New Freedom, PA 17349  or call 717-235-4954.

Lord Shanakill – Sire Power

NEW FREEDOM, Pa.--Lord Shanakill is the sire of 13 stakes horses, including most recently champion Youtalktome in Greece, and nine graded stakes winners.

Lord ShanakillLord Shanakill

He is not only a G1 and multiple graded stakes winner of over $900,000, but he is a G1 and multiple graded winning producing sire as well.

Lord Shanakill is half brother to G1 winner, Together Forever (Ire), and he is from a family of champions, including Augustin Stable's Forever Together, trained by Jonathan Sheppard to win the 2008 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf Stakes.

In his first few crops, Lord Shanakill, along with Youtalktome, has produced the G1 winner of the E750,000 Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, My Dream Boat (Ire), who defeated two of the best racehorses in the world, Breeders’ Cup Turf winner, Found (Ire), and the number one rated, A Shin Hikari (Jpn).

In 2017, Lord Shanakill’s son, Marvel Hero, lowered a 12-year course record in Hong Kong with an impressive four and a half length win of the HK$2,500,000 Class 1 Happy Valley Vase handicap.

Lord Shanakill is also the sire of several graded stakes performers in Europe and North America including Time Shanakill, G2 winner Themis (Ire),and graded stakes placed Dark Kingdom (Ire), Pythius (Ire), Great Dancer (Ire), Mister Brightside (Ire) and Old Fox (Ire).

Lord Shanakill 2Lord Shanakill, a precocious sprint turf specialist in England and France, had tremendous speed and won in distances from 6 furlongs to a mile.

His sire, Speightstown,an emerging sire of sires, has been successful on both dirt and turf surfaces.

Lord Shanakill will stand for 2023 for $2,500 live foal with multiple mare discounts of $2,000 for the breeding of two mares, and $1,500 for three or more mares.

For further information, call 717-235-4954 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

High Point Hanoverians has added two new, top stallions

CHESTERTOWN, Md.--High Point Hanoverians is an extensive Hanoverian and Oldenburg breeding farm located in the beautiful setting of Chestertown on the eastern shore of Maryland.

High p 1Specializing in top quality sport horses, the stallions have been carefully handpicked for their athleticism as well as their wonderfully kind natures, making for proven rideable horses for every type of rider.

The farm has recently sought out two new talents to add to their already prestigious lineup of stallions.

The first, Ribaldi, a son of their flagship stallion, Rosenthal.

High Point Hanoverian’s owner, Larissa (Barilar) Billings stated, “We have tried for many years to produce a stallion by Rosenthal and finally we have the perfect one. He has his sire’s impeccable temperament with the “R-line” bloodlines being known for their willingness to please. He’s also inherited his father’s quality movement not to mention his good looks. Not as easy feat all in one package. His first foals on the ground have already begun to impress. Some of his foals already have won large titles just as yearlings in the hunter ring!"

High p 2The second stallion in this impressive string, by Morricone/ Sir Donnerhall/ Diamond Hit, is Monterey, a premium stallion at his licensing in Germany.

The farm believes his impeccable bloodlines from both his sire and dam will produce extraordinary dressage horses.

His first crop of foals will be welcomed in Spring 2023.

These two young stallions stand alongside the farm’s more known sires, Friendscout II and Sinatra Song, who are also very solid breeding choices.

Head trainer Klaus Schengber, and assistant trainer Colby Dean alongside aiding this venture, offer training services at High Point.

They spend time developing young horses correctly and patiently, allowing them the confidence they need to excel in sport and competition.

High p 3It is obvious that Klaus and Colby love what they do as in it shines through in every training horse.

While visiting the farm, clients often enjoy the wonderfully historic town of Chestertown, founded in 1706. I

t offers much to do with many charming boutiques amidst some of the best bakeries and delicious restaurants around, all situated along the beautiful Chester river.

If you have a special mare you are considering breeding, are looking for a young horse to buy or seeking training for your young horse, feel free to call Larissa (Barilar) Billings to schedule a farm tour to meet the horses and trainers.

We love visitors.

Formore information, call 443-480-3485 or go to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cum Laude and Tjalbert, champion stallions and sires of champions

COATESVILLE, Pa.--CunFor more than 45 years Iron Spring Farm has brought the best bloodlines to North American breeders.

Iron 1Cum Laude (Photo by Digishots)
Horses sired by the Iron Spring Farm stallions have won World Championship medals, numerous US Dressage Finals Championships, the FEI Dressage World Cup Final, and so much more.

Two of the current stand-out stallions are Cum Laude and Tjalbert 460.

CUM LAUDE – With Distinction

Cum Laude (Apache, Preferent x Pacharel T, Preferent/Prestatie, by Weltmeyer) is everything you want in a stallion: exceptional movement, great character and striking beauty.

He was successful in the show ring as a young horse, up through the levels to CDI Prix St. Georges and Intermediate I.

He’s also a popular sire.

Iron 2Tjalbert (Photo by Stacy Lynne)His daughter Okatuska, Star, was named Champion Mare at the 2022 KWPN Keuring in Drenthe and was invited to the KWPN Mare Championships in Ermelo.

Natalinda, Provisional Keur, was 5th place with an 83.2% in the 4-and-5-year old Dressage Final at the Horsefood Dressage Talent Competition in 2022.

Cum Laude has sired five Star mares, three Elite mares, one Sport mare, along with numerous First Premium foals.

He is Approved KWPN, Hanoverian and Oldenburg.

TJALBERT 460 – Get of Sire Winner at DAD

Tjalbert 460 (Beart 411, Sport/Preferent x Grevinne fan Lutke Peinjum, Star/Pref./Prest./Crown Jewel by Ulke 338, Sport) is known for his sweet disposition and elastic movement.

He earned good scores and dressage championships in the Netherlands while demonstrating an incredible work ethic and love for his job.

Iron 3His victories included a championship at the Friesian Indoor Dressage Championships.

Tjalbert is the sire of high-scoring dressage horses, stallions selected for the KFPS Stallion Show and dozens of breed show and keuring champions.

He also won the Get of Sire class at Dressage at Devon in 2022.

“Tjalbert is a wonderful example of the Friesian breed,” said Mary Alice Malone, owner of Iron Spring Farm. “His babies have the same lovely temperament and expressive movement that made him a great dressage horse.”

Visit www.ironspringfarm.com for videos, photos, pedigree and breeding information.

Peace And Justice, the Only Son of War Front Standing in Pennsylvania

PINE GROVE, Pa.--For breeders in the Mid-Atlantic region looking to breed winning Thoroughbreds, look no further than the proven sire Peace And Justice.

Peace and Justice 1He is the only son of War Front standing in Pennsylvania, which offers breeders in this region a rare opportunity to tap into the potent bloodline of War Front and his sire, the great Danzig.

Peace and Justice was purchased for $425,000 at the Keeneland September Sale and went on to become a brilliant miler, winning races from Belmont to Santa Anita.

His victories included a wire-to-wire mile victory that was just 3/5 seconds off the track record set by Horse of the Year Wise Dan.

Peace 2Peace And Justice has the pedigree to match his speed. He hails from the family of champion What A Treat, as well as the legendary foundation Coolmore sire Be My Guest.

One of the most exciting stallions in the region, Peace And Justice is currently the sire of nearly 65% winners from starters, over 40% two-year-old winners from starters, and his runners have won or placed in nearly 40% of their starts with average earnings per starter over $40,000, nearly 8-times his stud fee.

His top runners include Like A Saltshaker, a stakes winner with earnings approaching $275,000, as well as stakes horses Cuneo and the talented 2-year-old filly Ice.

Peace 3Overall, he has sired winners at 14 racetracks in 10 states, including Saratoga, Santa Anita, Del Mar, and Aqueduct.

In addition to his high strike rate of winners, Peace And Justice is siring exceptionally durable runners, evidenced in part by his daughter Six o’Clock Sarah, who has been on the board in 16 of 20 starts for earnings over $200,000.

Peace And Justice stands for $5,000 LFSN at Blackstone Farm in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania.

For inquiries, or to book your mare, contact Joanne Daw at (352) 438-6978, Steven W. Young at (323) 646-5663, or Christian Black at (717) 327-6052.

Royally bred Rimrod is a great bargain for Pa. breeders

WEST CHESTER, Pa.--RIMROD brings the best American and European bloodlines to the breeders in Pennsylvania.

RimrodRimrodBy perennial leading sire DANZIG, RIMROD is out of a true blue hen mare, ANNIE EDGE (IRE), who has produced six stakes winners, including champion SELKIRK, multiple graded stakes winner SEEBE and earners of more than $1.5 million.

On the track, RIMROD was a multiple stakes winner of over $100,000.

He met and defeated European Sprint Champion and leading sire, OASIS DREAM and many of Europe’s finest runners.

At stud, RIMROD has sired the stakes winners LENAPE RIM ($617,366), VIANELLO ($263,255), Neo's Grand Finale ($347,932), Checkbouncein Billy ($421,869 to 7 in 2020) and 19 $100,000-plus earners.

He has sired 62 percent winners from starters, and has an average earnings per runner of $76,831, which is 48 times his stud fee.

All in all, RIMROD is a fantastic bargain for breeders in Pennsylvania.

Owned by George Strawbridge, Jr., Rimrod is a registered Pa. stallion and stands at Castle Rock Farm in West Chester, Pa. for $1,500 LFSN.

For additional information, call Peter Giangiulio's cell phone, 610-329-2832.

The legend of Uptowncharlybrown

DELTA, Pa.--In 2009, the late beloved trainer, Alan Seewald, said long before Uptowncharlybrown ever made his debut that he was the "best horse" he had ever trained.

Uptpwn 1Alan was proven correct as he won his first two races, one a stake, with devastating ease.

Unfortunately, Alan died on April 12, 2010 as Charly was about to embark on the Triple Crown trail.

Charly suffered a soft tissue injury after the Belmont Stakes and was never the same.

He became a stud in 2013 bred to just a few modest mares to keep Alan's memory alive.

Well lo and behold, what Charly couldn't prove on the racetrack, he's more than made up for thru his progeny.

They hit the ground running and have never looked back.

He's consistently produced over 10 percent stakes runners from each of his first six crops.

Uptown 2His owner Uptowncharlybrown Stud LLC while racing only his progeny have placed in the TOP ONE PERCENT in the OWNER'S STANDINGS for the last five years!

Uptowncharlybrown's get is dominating the 2YO rankings in 2022.

Uptowncharlybrown's is dominating the 2YO rankings in 2022.

He produced 19% Black Type 2YO runners which makes him the #1 stallion in the midAtlantic and in Pennsylvania.

Uptowncharlybrown is the #1 stallion in Pennsylvania in 2YO progeny earnings in 2022.

AEI/CI RATIO, which is the Average Earnings Index of HIS FOALS as compared to the Comparative Index of the mares that he's bred to is the BEST in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Uptown 3This means he moves his mares WAY UP.

Simply put, Charly produces foals comparable to the BEST STALLIONS in America despite being bred to modest mares; whereas, the much more expensive stallions are bred to REGAL PEDIGREE/GRADED STAKES Mares.

For 2023, Uptowncharlybrown's stud fee is $3,250 due when the live foal stands and nurses.

Uptowncharlybrown is standing at WynOaks Farm in Delta, Pa., just a few miles away from the Maryland border.

Book your mare today to the Pa., and the Mid-Atlantic regions TOP SIRE!

Call Joerg at (732) 766-4507.

You'll be glad you did.


Warrior's Reward, a graded stakes winner and sire of stakes winners

DELTA, Pa.--Warrior's Reward stands at WynOaks Farm in Delta.

Warrios Reward 1He jst had his first crop of Pa-bred 2 year olds in 2022 that will be racing now.

Warrior's Reward, before standingin Pennsylvania, had sired stakes winners at eight tracks, including Saratoga and DelMar.

Warrior's Reward, by Medaglia d'Oro out of For All You Do, by Seeking the Gold, a G1 winner, was an outstanding race horse who won four races, placed second five times and third twice from 17 starts and earned $565,716.

He broke his maiden in 2009 at Gulfstream as a 3-year-old in his first start and went on to win an allowance race at Churchill Downs, to finish second in the G3 Northern Dance Stakes at Churchill, third in the G2 Dwyer Stakes at Belmont and second in the G2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga.

The following year, he won the G1 Carter Stakes at Aqueduct and was second in the G2 Churchill Downs Stakes, third in the G3 Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland and the fifth in the G1 Breeders' Cup Sprint.

He finished his racing career by hitting the board in six graded stakes at five different tracks.

Warriors 3As a sire, Warrior's Reward has sired 17 stakes winners, including his most recent winner, She's My Warrior, who won the  $100,000 Northern Lights Debutante Stakes at Canterbury Park on Sept. 8, 2021.

He is the sire of 31 lifetime black type runners, including G1 winner Exclusivo.

He is the sire of four horses that have won over a half a million dollars, and his top lifetime winners include graded stakes winners Night Ops, Warriors' Club and Axelrod.

In 2019 at sales, his 2-year-olds sold for up to $370,000.

Warrior's Reward covered 115 mares in 2019.

"We're pretty excited not only about the crop size, but the quality of the foals," said Donny Brown, one of Warrior's Reward's owners.

Warriors 2"Pennsylvania has one of the best state bred programs in the country, and this should help assure the breeders who supported Warrior's Reward a handsome return," said Brown.

Warrior's Reward will stand for $5,000, with special consideration to mares foaling in Pennsylvania.

For more information, contact WynOaks Farm at 153 W. McKinley Rd., Delta, PA 17314, phone: 717-456-5666 or toll free: 1.866.WynOaks, or Donny Brown's cell, 717-554-6731.

With 10 winners from 20 starters in his first two crops, Kobe's Back stands at Bonita Farm

DARLINGTON, Md.--Kobe’s Back was one of three stallions based in southern California that came to Bonita Farm in Darlington Maryland to stand stud in 2018.

Kobes 1Kobe's Back winning the San Vincente Stakes Bonita Farm is a family run, all purpose Thoroughbred facility consisting of 350 acres including training barn, 5/8 track turf gallops, foaling barn, stallion barn, breeding shed, etc.

Established in 1960, Bonita Farm is one of the oldest in Maryland.

Kobes 2Kobe’s Back ran 26 times all in stakes earning over a million dollars.

He was a graded stakes performer all five years he raced.

From his first two crops to race, Kobe’s Back has 10 winners from 20 Starters.

Kobes3Already siring stakes runners and a winner of over $100,000, Kobe’s Back is well on his way to proving himself as a very useful stallion
In the mid-alantic region and the Delaware Valley.

Standing at a very competitive Stud fee of $3,000, visits to see our stallions are always welcome at Bonita Farm, Darlington, MD  410-734-6906   www.bonitafarm.com

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