OCEANPORT, N.J. – Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms has teamed with
Monmouth Park to sponsor the Jersey Shore’s biggest race for fillies and mares,
the Grade 2, $250,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes.
‘n’ Dale Molly Pitcher will be renewed for the 66th time on Sunday,
Aug. 28, and will for the first time feature stallion seasons for the top three
finishers. This year’s stallions are Roman
Ruler, Midnight Lute and Zensational.
Dale is proud to enhance the Molly Pitcher with seasons to our stallions,” said
John Sikura, president of Hill ‘n’ Dale.
“This race is an important fixture on the American racing calendar and
we want to do our part to help promote great racing at Monmouth Park.”
Ruler, the 2005 Haskell Invitational winner, stands for $15,000. A son of Fusaichi Pegasus, Roman Ruler, who is
currently third on the third crop sires list, is the sire of 2011 Belmont
Stakes winner Ruler on Ice.
Lute ($17,500) is a two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, including the
2007 edition at Monmouth
Park. His first crop of horses are currently
($22,500) is the only horse to win three consecutive Grade 1 sprint races. The son of Unbridled’s Song entered stud in
Twelve American champions and three
Hall of Fame members have contested the Hill ‘n’ Dale Molly Pitcher, a
traditional feature at Monmouth
Park since the racetrack
reopened in 1946. In addition, six
Breeders’ Cup winners have participated in the race.
The Hill ‘n’ Dale Molly Pitcher has
also seen many of its winners go on to be top broodmares, including the dams of
champions Bold Lad, Gulch and My Flag.
Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms has 1,300 acres
in the heart of Kentucky’s
Bluegrass Region. In addition to
standing some of the industry’s top stallions, Hill ‘n’ Dale operates one of North America’s most successful sales agencies and is
home to many elite race mares, including Silverbulletday, Madcap Escapade,
Indian Blessing and others.