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Equine industry leaders appointed to Keeneland board

Lexington, Ky. – H. Greg Goodman, owner of Mt. Brilliant Farm, and John G. Sikura, owner and president of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm, have been named as the newest members of Keeneland’s Advisory Board of Directors.

Goodman and Sikura will begin their service at the Advisory Board meeting to be held this fall. The Keeneland board meets semi-annually during the track’s April and October race meetings and represents a cross section of individuals vital to the Thoroughbred industry and the local community.

“Greg and John bring to the board invaluable expertise as both businessmen and horsemen,” Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason said. “We thank them for agreeing to serve.”

Greg Goodman

Greg Goodman, a native of Houston, Texas, has been involved in Thoroughbred racing all of his life and has been an owner and breeder for more than 20 years. He participates in every aspect of the Thoroughbred business, including breeding, sales and racing. In 1995, Goodman and his wife, Becky, bought historic Mt. Brilliant Farm in Lexington and have restored the operation. They later acquired adjoining Faraway Farm, where Man o’ War stood, and restored the stallion barn and breeding shed used by the legendary horse. Goodman also is a polo enthusiast, and Mt. Brilliant hosts prominent fundraising polo matches. Goodman is a member of Breeders’ Cup Ltd; Vice Chair of the Markey Cancer Foundation Board of Trustees and is on the board of the Fayette Alliance, which he helped found.

John G. Sikura

John Sikura has built Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms into one of the world’s leading commercial Thoroughbred breeding and sales operations. Sikura was mentored by his father, John Sikura, Jr., a Canadian entrepreneur and founder of Hill ‘n’ Dale Canada in Ontario. The younger Sikura established Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Kentucky in 1987. Today, Hill ‘n’ Dale encompasses 1,500 acres and is home to 12 stallions, including top sires Curlin, Midnight Lute and Stormy Atlantic. The farm is also the final resting place of 1977 Triple Crown winner and leading sire Seattle Slew.