Hickory Lane Farm

Standardbred Breeding Farm


News from around the track


    Jun 28, 2013

    Both STAND FOREVER and TRAINFORTHEFUTURE offspring turned in impressive winning performances this last saturday at Northfield Park in the annual Summit County Fair Stakes.

    NORMA JEAN (Stand Forever- Emkea) ised a second over trip to fly past her foes down the stretch to capture a division of the three year old filly in 1:57h for owner Jerome Osborne, trainer Eric Hamlet and driver Keith Kash, Jr.

    HICKORY LANE bred and raised SOUL TRAIN (Trainforthefuture- Dances On Air) dominated the $9,100.00 two year old colt trot with an awesome quarter move, trotting his last half mile in 59 seconds to win in 2:02h. This impressive freshman trotter is owned by Parent Racing Stables, John Novak and Robert Cynick, trained and driven by Scott Cox.

    Congratulations to all these inpressive performances.


    Jun 22, 2013

    ROSE RUN PRINCESS (Trainforthefuture-Cinder Char) showed her dominance in the $30,000.00 Division of Ohio Sires Stakes action at Northfield Park last Friday evening benefitting from a perfect two hole trip by her driver Chris Page to deliver a win for owners James Keller and Jerry Bell in 2:02.2h. Devin Miller has done a wonderful job training this filly, who now figures to be one of the favorites in the two year old trotting filly division. Congratulations to all. 

    In other news, JESSE E (Jailhouse Jesse-Marty E) lost the $200,000.00 Indiana Sires Stakes final Saturday evening at Hoosier Park by a mere nose finishing second but pocketing a cool $50,000.00 for owner/trainer Steve Carter. MARTY E is owned by Hickory Lane, she also the dam of half million dollar winner, REMBRANDT SPUR. MARTY E is in foal to the exciting new stallion, DEJARMBRO. We can't wait to see what Marty produces from this mating

  • A Big Weekend For Hickory Lane Stallion Offspring

    Jun 15, 2013

    This past weekend proved to be a big weekend for offspring of McARDLE and STAND FOREVER in stakes and overnight action. Friday evening, Pennsylvania Sires Stakes action took place at Harrah's Chester featuring 2 year old pacing fillies. In the $57,227.00 first division, MCARDLE filly TYRA (McArdle-Pernilla-Abercrombie) came from way off the pace to win in 1:54.1f for driver Tim Tetrick, trainer Joanne Looney-King and owner, the CC Racing, Ill. TYRA paced her final quarter in 27.2.

    Not to be out done, on Saturday, BAKIN ON THE BEACH, 4,g 1:50.4f (McArdle-Elizabeth Street-Falcon Almahurst), bred here in Ohio by Cool Winds Farm, set a track record at Scioto Downs winning in a blistering 1:50.4f. (Unfortunately, the record only lasted a few races where it was later lowered by a fifth of a second.). With a limited number of foals racing from his last few Pennsylvania crops, McARDLE is showing he can compete with the very best. McARDLE was bred to a full book of mares his first season in Ohio. He will have well over 100 foals on the ground by this time next year assuring everyone that he is here to stay and will be a major force competing in the Ohio stakes program.

    Also on Saturday evening, CHANCE I MIGHT (Stand Forever-Nature's Course-Precious Bunny) was back at it, winning again in Ohio Sires Stakes action in the 2 year old colt pace at Scioto Downs winning his $30,000.00 division in a fine 1:56.2f for owner Rebecca Dwyer, Trainer Jim Dailey and driver Brad Hanners. STAND FOREVER, from very small crops just keeps on producing quality sire stake caliber horses. Congratulations to all on a very successful and exciting weekend of racing.


  • Stand Forever and Trainforthefuture two year olds shine in Ohio Sires Stakes Action

    Jun 08, 2013

    Offspring of STAND FOREVER and TRAINFORTHEFUTURE continue to impress in Ohio Sires Stakes action during the July 4th holiday week. At Northfield Park July 3rd, CHANCE I MIGHT (Stand Forever-Nature's Course) got a perfect two hole trip to win a $30,000.00 division of the 2 year old colt pace in 1:59h for owner Rebecca Dwyer, trainer Jim Dailey and driver, Tony Hall.

    On July 4th at Scioto Downs, TRAINFORTHEFUTURE fillies finished 1-2-3-4 in a $30,000.00 division of the 2 year old filly trot with ROSE RUN PRINCESS (Trainforthefuture-Cinder Char) coming from well off the pace to charge home in 2:02.4f to win by three-quarters of a length for owners James Keller and Jerry Bell of Ohio, trainer Devan Miller and driver Chris Page. Congratulations to all and best of luck the rest of the racing season!

  • Stand Forever Colts Dominate Again in OSS Action at Scioto Downs

    May 28, 2013

    Memorial Day at Scioto Downs proved to be another banner day for Stand Forever colts in Ohio Sires Stakes Action as his 3 year olds finished 1-3 in both $30,000.00 divisions. In the first division HANKY L (Stand Forever-Sheer Sahbra) used a strong last half mile move to get up by a half a length in 1:53f for owner, Melissa Levan, trainer Herb Levan, and driver Jack Dailey. FIRETOWERS STAND finished third. In the second division, RETRIEVE FOREVER (Stand Forever-Retrieve Almahurst, who, incidentally, was raised right here at Hickory Lane Farm) also came off the pace with a strong first over move at the half to get up victorious by a half a length in 1:54.1f for owners Country Club Acres, Inc., Daniel Wozniak and Kalinowski Stable. Brian Brown trains this colt and Brett Miller was in the sulky. OUTDOOR FEVER (another colt raised at the Farm) was third. Congratulations to all and best of luck the rest of the way to the $150,000.00 final! 

  • Stand Forever Three Year Olds Dominate Ohio Sires Stakes Action at Lebanon Raceway

    May 06, 2013

    Ohio Sires Stakes action kicked the season off Friday at Lebanon Raceway and STAND FOREVER three year old colts and fillies took three of the four $30,000.00 divisions in convincing fashion.

    Starting the weekend off on Friday was FOREVER LA NIGH (Stand Forever-Game Madonna) who breezed to an easy wire to wire victory in 1:57.4h for owners Bruce and Patricia Soulsby, driver Tony Hall and trainer Ron Steck.

    Saturday night saw trainer Tom Brinkerhoff sweep the two divisions of the colt pace with a pair of colts owned by Rebecca Ewing and Leonard Buckner, both colts, by the way, were born and raised at Hickory Lane Farm.  MY MISTER E (Stand Forever-She's a Ruff One) carried over his strong finish to his two year old campaign with a ridiculously easy wire to wire win in 1:58h for Rebecca Ewing. Not to be outdone, OUTDOOR FEVER (Stand Forever-Bang the Door) was declared the winner in his heat when another Stand Forever, FIRETOWERS STAND, was disqualified for interference nullifying a one-two finish for the Stand colts. OUTDOOR FEVER's winning time was the fastest of the evening, 1:57h for his owner, Leonard Buckner. It should be quite a battle this year between these two fine colts; can't wait for the second leg of action! Congratulations to all and best wishes for a successful 2013 campaign.


    Feb 18, 2013

    Hickory Lane Farm, Findlay, Ohio and the newly formed Dejarmbro Syndicate are pleased to announce that Dejarmbro's book for the 2013 breeding season is now full and closed. Hickory Lane and The Dejarmbro Syndicate wish to thank everyone for their support. Dejarmbro stands at Hickory Lane Farm, Findlay, Ohio for $5,000.

  • McArdle Arrives at Hickory Lane

    Jan 30, 2013

    We are pleased to announce that McArdle has arrived at Hickory Lane on January 29th after performing stud duties at Nevele R Stud in New Zealand. We can confidently say McArdle is a grand looking stallion with impeccable conformation. We are confident that after you see him, you will want to breed one of your mares to him. Please feel free to stop in at the Farm anytime to see this wonderful stallion along with our other stallions, Dejarmbro, Stand Forever, Trainforthefuture and Lovin Every Moment.

  • Stand Forever and Trainforthefuture fillies awarded top honors

    Jan 30, 2013

    SPECIAL LADY D was honored as Ohio's 2012 Horse of The Year and Three Year Old Pacing Filly of The Year saturday night at the Ohio Harness Horsemen's banquet in Columbus, Ohio. In 2012 SPECIAL LADY D bankrolled $115,853 in seven wins, one second and three thirds.
    Congratulations to owners Country Club Acres, William Robinson, and  Daniel Wozniak, Also to trainer Brian Brown, and drive Ryan Stahl.

    ROSE RUN NELLIE secured the top spot as Ohio's Three Year Old Filly Trotter for 2012. ROSE RUN NELLIE won nine of 23 races. Her victories included Ohio Triple Crown Races: the $21,900 Ohio State Fair Stake, the $100,000 Ohio Sire Stake Championship, and the $28,804 Ohio Breeders Championship at Delaware, Ohio.
    Congratulations to owner, trainer, driver Scott Cox.