Celebrating Our 45th Anniversary in 2018!
No other farm has been able to boast such success in both Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing!
Pin Oak Lane Farm is located in southern York County near New Freedom, Pennsylvania. It is a full service horse farm and equine veterinary center. Owned and managed by William J. Solomon, VMD, the farm has boarding, breeding, foaling, sales preparation and turnout facilities, import/export facilities and services, as well as specialized veterinary services. Horses and ponies of all breeds are served through the veterinary practice.
Pin Oak Lane Farm offers full service reproductive services. The farm performs complete evaluation and management of broodmares including artificial insemination, embryo transfer, shipped semen, and foaling supervision. Fertility evaluation and complete reproductive management of stallions is also offered by Pin Oak Lane. Pin Oak Lane has a reproduction laboratory equipped for the collection, evaluation, and storage of equine semen.
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January 29, 2018
Royal Artillery joins Pin Oak Lane stallion roster
The most recent arrival at Pin Oak Lane Farm is Royal Artillery, a 5-year-old son of top sire and rising sire of sires War Front. Owned by a partnership between Crystal Lane Racing and Pin Oak Lane, Royal Artillery is the only graded/group stakes winner by War Front to stand in the Mid-Atlantic region and enters stud for $4,000, with discounts available with multiple bookings ($3,000 for two mares, or $2,000 for three or more mares).
Royal Artillery was a stakes winner at 3, winning the 2016 Rose of Lancaster Stakes-G3 at a mile and five-sixteenths over the Haydock turf in England in course record time, as well as finishing third in the Prix Guillaume d’Ornano-G2 at Deauville in France. Raced by the powerful stable of Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith and trained by John Gosden, Royal Artillery was purchased as a weanling for $450,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale.
In his only start at 2, the powerful dark bay showed tremendous promise when winning by two and a half lengths at seven furlongs. He retires with two wins and a third in seven European starts, for earnings of $110,720.
Royal Artillery is out of multiple graded winner Masseuse, a daughter of Dynaformer and earner of $439,652 from 14 starts while counting the Dance Smartly Stakes-G2 and Beaugay Handicap-G3 among her five wins. Royal Artillery’s second dam, Pedicure (by Mr. Prospector), produced additional graded stakes performers Buff, a four-time stakes winner of $646,468, and stakes winner Second Performance. Masseuse’s half-sisters have produced the likes of millionaire Green Mask and Argentinian Group 1 winner Peristaltica (Arg). Also found in the family are multiple graded winners Forty Tales and Banned.
December 1, 2017
Pin Oak Lane to add stallion power for 2018
Pin Oak Lane Farm is pleased to announce the addition of the graded stakes winning, ALMASTY, a son of leading sire, SCAT DADDY, who has more black type winners and more graded stakes winners than any North American stallion in 2017 and is second in producing grade one stakes winners. He is from the family of the foundation mare, MINSTRELLA, which also produced GUN RUNNER and SAINT LIAM, etc. He will stand for an introductory fee of $2,500 with reductions for multiple mare breedings.
ALAMSTY will join the outstanding G1 winning SPEIGHTSTOWN son, LORD SHANAKILL, a winner of over $908,000. LORD SHANAKILL is a horse that had tremendous speed and is a half brother to G1 winner, TOGETHER FOREVER, and from a family of many champions. LORD SHANAKILL has already sired G1 millionaire, MY DREAM BOAT, winner of the G1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes and several other graded stakes. In winning the Prince of Wales’s, he defeated two of the highest ranked horses in the world, FOUND and A SHIN HIKARI. He has also sired MARVEL HERO, stakes winner and track record holder in Hong Kong. LORD SHANAKILL has a record and pedigree to produce top class horses on both dirt and turf. He himself was a class sprinter.
LAST GUNFIGHTER, the multiple graded winner of nearly $1.2 million will again be available in 2018. He is a son of FIRST SAMURAI, arguably the best son of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. LAST GUNFIGHTER ran seven 100 or better Beyer numbers going from 1 to 1 ¼ miles. He was a winner of seven stakes, including 4 graded wins. He defeated many of the best horses of his era, including PALACE MALICE, PAYNTER, FLAT OUT, GAME ON DUDE, MORENO, ALPHA, and ORB. His first foals in Pennsylvania look outstanding.
March 24, 2017
Marvel Hero wins the Happy Valley Vase Handicap
Pin Oak Lane’s Lord Shanakill (Speightstown) son, Marvel Hero, lowered a 12-year course record for the 1800m distance with his impressive four and a half length win of the HK$2,500,000 Class 1 Happy Valley Vase Handicap in 1.48.05.
This is the second exceptional son produced by Lord Shanakill. G1 winner My Dream Boat (IRE) won the 2016 Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot defeating the world’s number one rated racehorse, A Shin Hikari (JPN), and Breeders’ Cup Turf winner, Found (IRE). He now has winnings approaching $1,000,000.
The breeding season is soon upon us as Pin Oak Lane Farm is already having 2017 foals.
Pennsylvania offers by far the best incentive program in the Mid-Atlantic with approximately $30 million available for PA bred racehorses. The Pennsylvania sired breeders award has been increased 25% to 40% and the owner awards continue to offer up to 40% for PA bred horses that finish first, second, or third in the state.
Pennsylvania also provides over 400 restricted races, including a substantial and attractive schedule of PA bred stakes.
Pin Oak Lane Farm offers the best value in Pennsylvania stallions with G1 winning Pulpit son, CORINTHIAN, G1 winner Speightstown son, LORD SHANAKILL, and multiple graded stakes and million dollar winning son of First Samurai, LAST GUNFIGHTER. We also stand the multiple stakes winning son of Smoke Glacken, MORE SMOKE, at a very appealing stud fee.
All of our stallions are priced to encourage your consideration and our multiple mare discounts are considerably lower.
The staff at Pin Oak Lane looks forward to your inquiries and the opportunity to be of service to you during the upcoming season.
June 15, 2016
My Dream Boat wins G1 Prince of Wales’s
at Royal Ascot
Pin Oak Lane’s Lord Shanakill (Speightstown) sired the winner of the E750,000 G1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot. My Dream Boat (IRE) won the 10 furlong event with a strong finish defeating the world’s number one rated racehorse, A Shin Hikari (JPN), and Breeders’ Cup Turf winner, Found (IRE). My Dream Boat (IRE), with earnings of over $800,000 and multiple graded wins, moves to the elite class of international racing and Lord Shanakill to the top tier of Mid-Atlantic sires.
April 22, 2016
My Dream Boat wins Gordon Richards Stakes
My Dream Boat, four-year-old son of Lord Shanakill, won the 1.25 mile G3 bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes by 1.25 lengths today at Sandown defeating the favorite, last year’s winner Western Hymn ridden by Frankie Dettori. Carrying a 3 lb. penalty to the field for winning a race at this level at Saint-Cloud in November, My Dream Boat squeezed through a gap in the final furlong. A G3 winner in France his last time out, My Dream Boat has won four of his last five starts. He is trained by Clive Cox: “It’s a thrill to have a horse on such an upward curve and he’s a great horse to be involved with.” His impressed jockey, Adam Kirby said, “He’s a very nice horse, but if he keeps improving the way he is, the sky could be the limit.”
Lord Shanakill was a multiple graded stakes winner in Europe of over $900,000. Pin Oak Lane Farm is pleased to have him as part of our stallion roster. We continue to offer some of the leading stallions in the Mid Atlantic for the best value.
November 11, 2015
Lord Shanahill and Last Gunfighter
will stand at Pin Oak Lane Farm in 2016
Lord Shanakill, one of the top first-crop sires in Europe in 2014, and multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire, Last Gunfighter, will stand the 2016 season at Dr. Willam J. Solomon’s Pin Oak Lane Farm in New Freedom, Pa.
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Thursday, April 2, 2015
Corinthian (Pulpit) son tops Texas sale
Grade 1 winning, Corinthian, sired the sale topper at the Fasig-Tipton Texas 2-year-old in training sale. The standout colt brought $75,000 in a sale that averaged $17,605.
Corinthian was a winner of $1,267,000, including the G1 Metropolitan Mile and the Breeders’ Cup Mile. He won the G2 Gulfstream Park Handicap with a 101 Beyer.
Corinthian, a leading sire in the Mid-Atlantic, has sired more wins in 2015 than any other sire in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic. He also leads in number of winners in a tie with Jump Start at 23. Corinthian was the leading sire of winners in both jurisdictions in 2014.
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Monday, March 23, 2015
Consider these benefits that Pennsylvania offers to breeders and compare them to what Maryland has to offer:
When Pennsylvania bred, sired, and owned horses win a PA race, they can earn more than 100% of the purse.
With current foal crops of similar size, Pennsylvania offers approximately $110 million in Thoroughbred purses, nearly 3 times the purse money offered in Maryland.
Pennsylvania has 500 racing days at three racetracks across the state. Maryland races only 146 days with far fewer opportunities.
Pennsylvania awards close to $35 million to Pennsylvania breeders and owners whose PA-bred horses place first, second, or third in PA races, nearly 5 times what is available in Maryland in breeders and owners awards.
In addition to 22 restricted stakes races for PA-breds totaling $1.68 million in purses, Pennsylvania offers nearly 500 overnight restricted races. Maryland offers no overnight restricted races, just their stakes programs.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Offlee Wild’s Bayern cruises to track record in
Offlee Wild’s Bayern going wire to wire destroyed the field in the $1 million Gr. 2 Pennsylvania Derby, easily defeating California Chrome and Tapiture by 5 3/4 lengths, covering the 1 1/8 mile in 1:46.96 and setting a track record, which had lasted for forty years.
The win increased Offlee Wild’s progeny earnings for 2014 to over $4 million, placing him second behind Pin Oak Lane’s Any Given Saturday in both the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Any Given Saturday’s Cristina’s Journey wins Gr.2 Pocahontas
Any Given Saturday’s Cristina’s Journey won the $231,000 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs. This is the fourth Pin Oak Lane sired runner to win a “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Classic Challenge Series race. The Dale Romans trained filly covered the 1 1/16 mile wire to wire in 1:46.37 elevating the undefeated filly to one of the favorites for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies.
Earlier, Albert the Great’s Moonshine Mullin, Offlee Wild’s Bayern, and the late Rockport Harbor’s Majestic Harbor all received automatic bids to the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Bayern’s Haskell win is three of a kind
for Pin Oak Lane
by Frank Vespe, The Racing Biz
The field enters the first turn in the Haskell with Bayern along the inside. Photo By Ryan Denver/EQUI-PHOTO
In the aftermath of Bayern’s eye-catching romp in yesterday’s Grade 1, $1,000,000 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, there were more than a few excited people.
Winning trainer Bob Baffert and owner Kaleem Shah, for example, who now have a sophomore who could be a contender in any number of important races going forward.
Don’t forget jockey Martin Garcia, who picked up the mount from the injured Gary Stevens. “I knew I was on a really good horse,” he said after the race. But this good?
You might even throw in those who wagered on the dark bay or brown colt, who took home a tidy $11.40 for each $2 win wager — not bad money on a horse whose trainer has now won half of the last 14 runnings of Monmouth’s biggest race.
And then there’s Dr. Bill Solomon, the veterinarian who stands Bayern’s sire, Offlee Wild, at his Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom, PA.
“Oh, my God!” a joyful Solomon said by phone in the aftermath of the race. “Are you kidding?”
He, like almost everyone else, was concerned that Bayern might not handle the nine-furlong distance of the Haskell. His two prior tries at similar distances — in the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby and the slightly longer Grade 1 Preakness — had not ended particularly well. But Sunday was, well, a different day.
“When he got to the quarter pole, it was pretty obvious,” Solomon said. “He wasn’t stopping.”
Yet Solomon, who started Pin Oak Lane in 1973, said that he didn’t scream and shout, or jump up and down, while watching the race.
“I like to act like maybe it’s happened before,” he said with a chuckle.
Which, in truth, probably isn’t that difficult. You see, it has happened before, is happening right now.
Indeed, three of what used to be called “Win and You’re In” races for November’s Grade 1, $5,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic have been contested so far this year — and, remarkably, all three have been won by horses sired by Pin Oak Lane stallions.
In June, the suddenly very good Moonshine Mullin won the first of those Challenge races, taking the Grade 1 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs. Moonshine Mullin is a son of Pin Oak Lane’s stallion Albert the Great.
Two weeks after that, Majestic Harbor, a son of late sire Rockport Harbor, took the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (formerly the Hollywood Gold Cup). Rockport Harbor was, like Offlee Wild, a Darley-owned horse standing at Pin Oak Lane.
And now Bayern.
No wonder Solomon describes himself as “very blessed.”
When Offlee Wild came to Pin Oak Lane, Solomon said he had an inkling something big could happen. “He’s a physical horse that’s pretty impressive,” he said.
He also believed that Offlee Wild’s crop of horses that would be two-year-olds of 2013 — the crop of which Bayern is a member — might be the best book he’d bred.
“I felt he had the chance to pop,” the vet said.
That approach has been central to Solomon’s strategy with a number of stallions over the years. While some breeding operations tend towards trying to make young, unproven sires into stars, Solomon believes that’s difficult in the mid-Atlantic. Regional stallions typically breed smaller books of lower quality mares, making it hard to get the top horses that can make a stallion.
“I like to take horses who stood at major farms and bred large, quality books,” he said.
Of course, that in itself isn’t enough. The horse also has to have demonstrated the ability to get a runner.
“As you go back a bit, this isn’t the first good horse [Offlee Wild] has had,” he pointed out. Among the others are Eclipse champion juvenile filly She Be Wild.
As evening descended on Pennsylvania, in the aftermath of a big day, Solomon grew reflective. He remembered friends in the industry, like Darley’s Charlie Boden, who’d helped him out over the years, from his earliest days up to today.
If racing is a game, it’s a long game. It takes something of a cockeyed optimist to survive, a particular, peculiar way of looking at the world.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Pin Oak Lane stallions sire first three
Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In”
Pin Oak Lane stallions have sired the first three horses to be automatically eligible to the
Breeders’ Cup Classic through the “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series:
Moonshine Mullin – Stephen Foster (Albert the Great)
Majestic Harbor – Gold Cup (Rockport Harbor)
Bayern – Haskell (Offlee Wild)
Monday, July 28, 2014
Offlee Wild’s Bayern destroys field again
in Gr.1 Haskell
Offlee Wild’s Bayern destroyed the field by 7 1/4 lengths going wire-to-wire in the Gr.1 million dollar William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes at Monmouth Park, a second off the stakes record. The win followed his 7 1/2 length dominance in the Gr.2 Woody Stephens Stakes. Offlee Wild’s earnings are now at $2,797,866, placing him third in the Mid-Atlantic behind Pin Oak Lane sires Any Given Saturday and the late Rockport Harbor. Ethan’s Baby, an Offlee Wild 2-year-old daughter, also took the $50,000 Angie C. Stakes at Emerald Downs in a fast 1:09.29 by 6 1/4 lengths.
Pin Oak Lane’s Any Given Saturday had an impressive winner at Saratoga as his 2-year-old filly Sunday Sonnet won the $83,000 Maiden Special by 7 1/2 lengths in the mud. Ranked number 1 in the Mid-Atlantic, Any Given Saturday has now sired 83 winners and 3 graded stakes winners in 2014, the best in the Eastern US.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Albert the Great’s Moonshine Mullin
takes Gr.1 Stephen Foster
Albert the Great’s Moonshine Mullin beat 5 millionaires and champion Will Take Charge, for his fifth win a row in the $500,000 Gr.1 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs on June 14.
Moonshine Mullin earned a 101 Beyer and a trip to the Breeders’ Cup Classic for the effort. He is the first horse to gain automatic entry as part of the “Win and You’re In” challenge series.
Albert the Great has now passed $1 million in earnings for this year, giving Pin Oak Lane sires five of the top ten places in the Mid-Atlantic by 2014 earnings.
Pin Oak Lane offers attractive multiple mare discounts for late mares. Our breeding shed will remain open well into July to accommodate your needs.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Offlee Wild’s Bayern destroys field in
$500,000 Gr2 Woody Stephens
Offlee Wild’s Bayern won the 7 furlong $500,000 Grade 2 Woody Stephens by 7 1/2 lengths in 1:20.75, .58 seconds off the track record. Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Gary Stevens, Bayern increased his earnings to $477,680.
Offlee Wild, with his 3rd stakes win, is now approaching $1.5 million in progeny earnings in 2014. Pin Oak Lane sires continue to lead with 4 of the top sires in Pennsylvania and 4 of the top 6 in the Mid-Atlantic.
Pin Oak Lane offers attractive multiple mare discounts for late mares. Our breeding shed will remain open well into July to accommodate your needs.
Monday, May 5, 2014
Albert the Great son, Moonshine Mullin,
wins GII Alysheba
On Friday, May 2, Moonshine Mullin, sired by Albert the Great, won the G2 Alysheba Stakes at Churchill Downs.
Albert the Great was a G1 stakes winner of over $3 million. Out of 22 starts, he won 5 graded stakes races and placed in 7 other graded stakes.
Albert the Great has sired 5 G1 stakes winners including Nobiz Like Shobiz and Albertus Maximus. He is currently ranked 7th on the list of active Pennsylvania Sires.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Corinthian sired 3 winners
With his 3 wins on Sunday, Corinthian now has 37 winners in 2014, second only to Any Given Saturday in the Mid-Atlantic.
Any Given Saturday, the late Rockport Harbor, and Offlee Wild lead all mid-Atlantic sires in 2014.
In addition, Pin Oak Lane sires hold 4 of the top 5 positions on the Pennsylvania leading sires list and 4 of the top 6 in the Mid-Atlantic.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Any Given Saturday sires 2nd graded winner of 2014
Any Given Saturday’s Hey Leroy won the Gr.3 Appleton at Gulfstream Saturday, two weeks after Hoppertunity took the Gr.2 Rebel at Oaklawn.
Both Any Given Saturday and Offlee Wild now have 10 active stakes horses each, Offlee Wild having 6 stakes wins and Any Given Saturday 5 stakes wins in recent months.
Pin Oak Lane Stallions hold 4 of the top 5 places on the Pennsylvania sire list and 4 of the top 6 in the Eastern US.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Any Given Saturday Leads All North American 3rd crop sires
On today’s TDN “Who’s Hot” Third Crop Sires List, Any Given Saturday leads with total listings of 24, followed by Hard Spun and Street Sense. Any Given Saturday currently has 10 stakes horses and leads all Eastern sires in 2014 progeny earnings with over $817,000.
Corinthian is 8th on the TDN list of third crop sires, following Bob and John and ahead of English Channel. Corinthian leads all Eastern sires in number of winners for 2014 and has progeny earnings in excess of $500,000.
Offlee Wild, sire of the sensational undefeated Bayern, one of the top contenders for the Triple Crown, currently has 9 stakes horses, including Graded Stakes winners Hogy and Acting Naughty, and The Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes winner, She’s Offlee Good.
Pin Oak Lane stallions occupy 4 of the top 5 places on the Pennsylvania Sires List and 4 of the 6 top in the Mid-Atlantic.
Any Given Saturday and Corinthian
to stand at Pin Oak Lane Farm for the 2014 season
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