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.
View the full results chart here:
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.
Greeley’s Conquest continues to be on a roll with a new winner in Lava Rocks yesterday in a $32,500 maiden special weight race at Thistledown. The dark bay filly crushed the field, winning by a hefty margin of 8 1/2 lengths and paying only five cents on the dollar to win as the heavy favorite. You know it was a good race when the results chart comment reads, “much the best, easily”! Out of the Mt. Livermore mare Mt. St. Helens, Lava Rocks was bred in Ohio by Judith L. Mears and is currently owned by Jack Cannon. Congratulations to the connections, including trainer Pedro Posadas and jockey Walter De La Cruz. Best of luck next time out!
Watch a replay of the race and view the complete results here:
Put another notch in the win column for the offspring of Greeley’s Conquest! Saint Greeley (Greeley’s Conquest – Saint Chi Chi, by Silver Deputy), who was Greeley’s Conquest’s first winner, went gate to wire Friday night to win a $12,537 claiming event at Prairie Meadows. The chestnut gelding paid $6.00 to win and picked up $7,416 for his owners and breeders Glenda Wishon and Rockin’ River Ranch. Congratulations to you all and also to trainer Timothy Martin and jockey Alex Birzer. Saint Chi Chi is currently residing here at Endeavor Farm and is back in foal to none other than Greeley’s Conquest! Best of luck to all the connections moving forward.
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The exciting weekend for Greeley’s Conquest’s offspring just keeps getting better! A win for Greely’s Comet at Churchill Downs on Sunday afternoon marks three first time winners in three days for the stallion. The bay filly (Greeley’s Conquest – Kitty’s Comet by Maria’s Mon) won the $24,200 maiden claiming event by 2 1/2 lengths in her second career start. Congratulations to owner/breeder Millard Seldin who campaigned Greeley’s Conquest throughout his racing career and supports him every year with several of his own broodmares. A sweet victory indeed! Great job by trainer Gary Thomas (who also trained Greeley’s Conquest!) and jockey Sebastian Saez. Best of luck moving forward with this talented filly.
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