Way to go Georgia’s Reward! The former Endeavor Farm resident put forth a very game effort to come away with a win in the first black type race of her career in the Rainbow Miss Stakes on March 31st. Georgia’s Reward stalked the pace and sat just off the leaders until she made her bid at the eighth pole and drew away to win by a clear margin of 1 ¾ lengths. The gray filly by Warrior’s Reward is now 2-0-1 in her four career starts with total earnings of over $115,000. We couldn’t be happier for longtime clients and friends of the farm JR and Rita Young, the owners of this very talented young filly. A great job by trainer Ron Moquett, as well as jockey David Cohen who picked up the first Oaklawn stakes win of his career. Can’t wait to see what else she has in store!
Endeavor Farm foaled, raised, and sales prepped Paddy’s Secret has had a great start to her four-year-old campaign in 2018. She started off the year with a decisive 4 3/4 length score in an allowance race at Turf Paradise on January 8th, then followed that up yesterday with a stakes win in the Sun City Handicap. The gray filly by Paddy O’Prado now has four wins from 11 starts, bringing her total career earnings to $58,995. Paddy’s Secret was consigned by Vinery Sales in the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale, where she was purchased for $20,000 by Chris Randall. Her dam, farm resident Secret Humor (by Yes It’s True), just gave birth to a sharp chestnut filly by English Channel on February 8th. Congratulations to this filly’s breeder John Kuehl, who is a longtime client and friend of the farm. A job well done by her connections, jockey Daniel P. Vergara, trainer Frank Lucarelli, and owner Mike Bolduc. Best of luck with Paddy’s Secret moving forward.
We are excited to announce that the Endeavor Farm brand is expanding into the sales arena with the launch of Endeavor Farm Sales! Effective immediately, we now offer consigning services for all major thoroughbred sales and look forward to extending our client services to yet another facet of the industry. Along with the new sales division comes a new hire for the team and a new member of the Endeavor family. Spearheading Endeavor Sales will be Laura Haag. Some of you know Laura already, as she is the wife of farm manager Keith Haag. For those of you who do not know Laura, she will be reaching out to you soon to introduce herself and to talk to you about how she can assist you in her new role here. Laura is from Bardstown, Kentucky and has lived in the Lexington area since 2006 when she started attending the University of Kentucky. She graduated in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences with an emphasis in equine production. She then immediately began her graduate work studying equine nutrition under world renowned equine nutritionist Dr. Laurie Lawrence. While a student at UK, Laura worked at the University’s equine breeding and research operation, Maine Chance Farm. In addition, she completed internships through Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm as assistant sales coordinator and through Rood & Riddle working with reproduction specialist Dr. Pete Sheerin for a breeding season. She was also a part time tech for equine veterinarian Dr. Mike Beyer throughout college. After finishing school, Laura started working full time for Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm under farm veterinarian Dr. Jeremy Whitman. She worked in many capacities for Hill ‘n’ Dale for the past 4 ½ years and gained lots of valuable experience working in a largescale commercial environment. We look forward to Laura bringing her wealth of skills and knowledge here to Endeavor and we know that she is excited to join the team. In addition to sales coordinating, Laura will also be active in client relations and communications, so you can expect to get to know her well! Starting this sales company is a huge undertaking for the farm and we know that we are very fortunate to have Laura to join and help us in this venture. If you all have any questions or concerns regarding Endeavor Sales, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to representing your horses at the sale!!!
Check out the press release in today’s Bloodhorse daily here
What a looker!!! Foaling Season 2018 got under way the morning of January 11th when we welcomed a bay filly out of longtime farm resident Blondz Away (by Skip Away). She is the very first foal from the first crop of Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Tourist. WinStar Farm stopped by to take some great photos of their stallion’s first foal, which can be seen here: WinStar Farm’s Facebook Post. Congratulations to the breeder of this very sharp filly, Corey and CJ Johnsen’s CJ Thoroughbreds. This foal is bred on the same cross as Blondz Away’s four-year-old, Gold Rush Stakes winner and California Derby-placed Colonel Samsen (by Colonel John). It was great to get the foaling season started off with a nice, healthy baby and a happy mother. This foal is the first of many we are expecting here at Endeavor Farm this year! Check out the first foal announcements for Tourist featured in the BloodHorse and the Paulick Report. She has become quite the celebrity!
So it begins! Endeavor Farm welcomes a beautiful foal out of Blondz Away as the first young whippersnapper of the year. The chestnut filly by Langfuhr was foaled just before midnight on Friday, January 20th. She is a half-sister to current stakes winner Colonel Samsen (by Colonel John). Congratulations to the breeders of this foal, CJ Thoroughbreds & Casner Racing LP. Here’s to a good start to Foaling Season 2017!
Let the good times roll for the big man on campus, Greeley’s Conquest! His daughter, Lava Rocks, took down a $25,300 allowance race at Mahoning Valley yesterday by 9 lengths. The 3 year old filly had re-broken her maiden in her previous start after having been disqualified from a maiden victory in July. She finished 6th in the First Lady Stakes in the race prior to re-breaking her maiden. Lava Rocks earned just over $15,000 for winning the 6 furlong race, which brings her lifetime bankroll to $54,764. Congratulations to owner Jack Cannon, breeder Judith Mears, jockey T.D. Houghton, and trainer Glenroy Brown. We here at the farm wish you all the best of luck with this filly in the future.
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Telequest (Greeley’s Conquest – Telecaster, by Cactus Ridge) took down a $26,000 maiden special weight race Monday evening at Zia Park to make him the most recent first time winner for Greeley’s Conquest! The chestnut gelding covered the 6 furlongs in 1:10.18 and added $15,600 to his bankroll for the victory. It was quite an eventful stretch run with Telequest getting whipped… by the second place horse’s jockey… twice! No kidding, the jockey aboard second place finisher Super Accord whipped Telequest, who was on the inside, with his left hand as he started to drift out, then switched the whip to his right hand and reached over his own horse to hit Telequest again! Pretty unbelievable, but the results stood after a steward’s inquiry and an objection were filed. Telequest was bred in Kentucky by his owner, Dream Walkin’ Farms (Toby Keith). Congratulations to Dream Walkin’ Farms as well as Telequest’s jockey, Frank Reyes, and his trainer, Paul Smith. Best of luck with this horse in the future!
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Served Cold, a daughter of Greeley’s Conquest, got her racing career off to a great start by winning first ask in a $24,000 maiden claiming event at Gulfstream Park West on Thursday. The two year old chestnut filly won by a clear margin of 3 3/4 lengths after leading gate to wire in the 6 furlong contest and picked up $12,000 for the victory. Served Cold was bred in partnership by Richland Hills & CJ Thoroughbreds and was foaled and raised here on the farm before being sold as a weanling for $8,500 in the 2013 Keeneland November sale. As evidenced in the photo above, the filly was leggy and flashy as a baby with lots of chrome and was just as cute as could be! We love nothing more than to see horses that were born and raised here go on to achieve success on the racetrack. Congratulations to all the connections of this filly, owner D & D Stable, trainer Manuel Estevez, and jockey Orlando Bocachica. Let’s hope this is the first of many victories for Served Cold, we look forward to watching this filly continue her career as a racehorse!
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Endeavor Farm has teamed up with Steve Andersen’s Cave Man Stables to purchase 2 young broodmares out of the Keeneland November sale! The first mare was hip #689, a 6-year old named Malibu Mudslide, by Malibu Moon (no surprise there) and in foal to Quality Road. Also purchased was hip #910, a 7-year-old mare named Berry Knoll who is by Vindication and in foal to Animal Kingdom. We are excited to begin this partnership with Steve and look forward to getting these babies on the ground early next year! Below are links to the catalog pages for both mares.