Just Sam (Greeley’s Conquest – Katie Bird, by Dome) won last night in a seven furlong maiden claiming contest at Evangeline Downs. The bay gelding earned $6,900 for his owner and breeder, Dream Walkin’ Farms, better known as country music star Toby Keith. Trained by Harlan Boutte, Just Sam won by 4 3/4 lengths in a time of 1:24.94 with Kevin Smith up. This marks the second winner for Greeley’s Conquest with several more sure to come. Congratulations to the connections of Just Sam, we look forward to seeing him next time out.
A huge congratulations to the connections of Get Happy Mister who won the Grade 3 San Simeon Stakes last night at Santa Anita in impressive fashion! This marks the first stakes win for farm partner Mark Tsagalakis in his 22 year training career and the first graded stakes win for owner and Mark’s mother-in-law, Annette Bishop. The bay gelding by First Samurai was making his turf debut and was coming off an eight month layoff after winning five straight races last summer at Arapahoe Park. Annette Bishop purchased Get Happy Mister as a yearling in August 2011 for $46,000 and has now earned over $384,000 with the horse, making him the highest-earning Colorado bred gelding. Tyler Baze gave the horse a spectacular ride to sneak up along the rail and win the $100,000 contest by a length in 1:13.11. This makes Mark 2-for-2 on the year, with both victories coming at Santa Anita going 6 1/2 furlongs down the hill on the turf. We here at the farm are thrilled to death for Mark and Annette, keep up the good work out there on the west coast!
Wow, what a performance by Oliver’s Tale last Friday at Santa Anita in the feature race of the day! Owned and trained by our very own Mark Tsagalakis (MT Racing), the 6-year-old chestnut son of E Dubai won by 3 1/2 lengths in his first start since June of 2014. Oliver’s Tale owned the 6 1/2 furlong contest going down the hill on the turf with an impressive time of 1:12.25. We here at the farm couldn’t be happier for Mark, Oliver, and his dam Gilded Sunrise, who happens to have a very handsome Dominus colt by her side! Keep up the great work Mark, we can’t wait to see Oliver back in action!
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Photo courtesy of Santa Anita
Sheldon (Purim – Golden Disk, by Diesis (GB)) put in a game effort yesterday in the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park, coming home quickly to get up and hang on for third in the $500,000 race. The chestnut colt added $49,500 to his career earnings of over $176,000. Congratulations to owner Ninety North Racing Stable, trainer James Toner, and jockey Javier Castellano. We here at Endeavor Farm wish Sheldon’s connections all the best going forward with this talented colt. View the complete results and watch a replay of the race here:
Greely’s Striker (Greeley’s Conquest – Golden Striker, by Langfuhr) finished 2nd in a Maiden Special Weight race at Ellis Park on Sunday, July 27th. Making her 4th start, the chestnut filly has never finished off the board, running twice 2nd and twice 3rd for career earnings of over $23,000. Best of luck next time out to her owner/breeder Millard R. Seldin, trainer Gary Thomas, and jockey Leandro Goncalves. Watch a replay of the race and view the complete results here:
Greely Is Back (Greeley’s Conquest – Kitty’s Legend, by Souvenir Copy) put in a game effort to run 3rd in his first career start in a $28,500 Maiden Special Weight race at Ellis Park on Saturday, July 26th. The dark bay/brown colt picked up $2,850 for the show. Best of luck next time out to his owner and breeder, Millard R. Seldin, as well as trainer Gary Thomas and jockey Leandro Goncalves. Watch a replay of the race and view the complete results here:
Casiguapo finished 6 1/4 lengths off the lead to run 5th in the Amsterdam Stakes (Grade 2) at Saratoga on Saturday, July 26th. The 3-year-old colt by Sightseeing added $6,000 to his career earnings of over $310,000. We wish all the best to Casiguapo and his connections moving forward. Watch a replay of the race and view the complete results here:
Saint Greeley, a 2-year-old son of Greeley’s Conquest, put in a game effort to finish 5th in the Prairie Gold Juvenile Stakes at Prairie Meadows on Saturday, July 19th. Bred by his owners, Rockin’ River Ranch & Glenda Wishon, the chestnut gelding is trained by Timothy Martin and ridden by jockey Jake Barton. We here at Endeavor Farm anxiously await Saint Greeley’s next start and wish him and his connections all the best moving forward. Watch a replay of the race and view the complete results here:
Yokohama Mama, a 3-year-old daughter of Purim, got up in time to win by a nose last night at Fair Meadows in a $20,000 Allowance Optional Claiming race. The dark bay filly was bred by our very own Terry Nickell in partnership with Richland Hills and was born and raised here on the farm. This marks Yokohama Mama’s second victory in a row in a year where she has finished in the money in all five of her starts. Congratulations to owners Amos Thoroughbreds and DMH Thoroughbreds as well as trainer Martin Lozano and jockey Benny Landeros and best of luck moving forward. View the full results chart here:
Twilight Eclipse put in a valiant effort yesterday in the Grade 1 United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park but was caught at the wire to finish second by a neck. The 5-year-old son of Purim picked up $100,000 in his second start since returning from Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Trained by Tom Albertrani for owner West Point Thoroughbreds, multiple graded stakes winning Twilight Eclipse increased his career earnings to over $820,000. The bay gelding was bred in Kentucky by Epona Thoroughbreds. View a replay of the race and the full results here: