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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.
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WICKED STRONG HAS ARRIVED AT PIN OAK LANE FARM
Millionaire Wicked Strong is moving to Dr. William Solomon’s Pin Oak Lane Farm in New Freedom, Pa., for the 2021 season. The 9-year-old syndicated stallion, who previously stood at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky, will stand for $3,500, payable when the foal stands and nurses with multiple mare discounts of $3,000 for the breeding of 2 mares and $2,500 for 3 or more mares.
“He’s by far the leading second-crop sire in the Mid-Atlantic region with earnings of over $2 million,” said Solomon of Wicked Strong, who ranks third among the region’s active sires on the general list in 2020. “And he comes with 154 2-year-olds and yearlings, so I think his chances of succeeding are good for that reason. He also has10 stakes horses in his first two crops to race. All these things make him one of the most attractive sires in the Mid-Atlantic.”
His most recent stakes winning juvenile is Brooklyn Strong, who won 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.
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 3, are Evil Lyn, winner of Pimlico’s Hilltop Stakes earlier this month, and Wicked Runner, a stakes winner at 2 and 3 in Puerto Rico. Of his 10 black-type horses, 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. Graded 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.
He 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.
G1 winner by SPEIGHTSTOWN
IS HIMSELF A G1 PRODUCING SIRE
Lord Shanakill is the sire of 13 stakes horses, including most recent champion Youtalktome in Greece, and nine graded stakes winners. 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), Miser Brightside (Ire) and Old Fox (Ire).
Lord 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 2021 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.
will stand his second season in 2021
December 1, 2017
The outstanding G1 winning SPEIGHTSTOWN son, LORD SHANAKILL, is 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.
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.
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
will stand at Pin Oak Lane Farm in 2016
Lord Shanakill, one of the top first-crop sires in Europe in 2014 will stand the 2016 season at Dr. Willam J. Solomon’s Pin Oak Lane Farm in New Freedom, Pa.
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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.
“That’s the secret,” Solomon said. “You stay around long enough, you give yourself a chance of good things happening.”
Martin Garcia dismounts Bayern.. Photo by The Racing Biz
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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