June 14, 2015
It has been an exciting weekend for Greeley’s Conquest with two first time winners in less than 24 hours! The first victory came Friday, June 12th for Never Heard in a $10,500 maiden claiming event at Prairie Meadows. The dark bay gelding won by two lengths in just his second career start after running third in his debut three weeks prior. Congratulations to owner/breeder Lynden Branch, trainer Kenny Smith, and jockey Dusty Ryder Shephard. The second victory came Saturday, June 13th for Ice Cream Wagon in a $8,600 maiden Quarter Horse race (yes, you read that correctly!) at Ruidoso Downs. Bred and originally owned by Toby Keith’s Dream Walkin’ Farm, the chestnut gelding now belongs to Grissom Racing, Inc. (O.D. Grissom), Bailey Herwig, and Steve Herwig. Ice Cream Wagon was making his second start against Quarter Horses going 880 yards for trainer O. Dwain Grissom with Jesiere Medina up. Hats off to these two winners and their connections, we look forward to seeing them next time out!
View the results chart for each race here:
6/12/15 Prairie Meadows Race 9
6/13/15 Ruidoso Race 1
June 1, 2015
Photo: Santa Anita
A huge round of applause is necessary for the effort put forth by Oliver’s Tale to win the Siren Lure Stakes yesterday at Santa Anita in impressive fashion. Trainer, owner, and breeder Mark Tsagalakis did a phenomenal job getting the six-year-0ld chestnut horse primed and ready for the victory going six and a half furlongs down the hill on the turf. This makes Oliver two-for-two now on the year and Mark three-for-three with Get Happy Mister’s Grade 3 victory in April. Hats off to Mark who is absolutely killing it in 2015! Oliver went wire to wire in 1:13.88 with Tyler Baze up and dug in deep coming down the lane to find a way to prevail after a three way photo finish. Oliver’s Tale picked up $46,500 for winning the $75,000 contest, bringing his career record to 4-3-0 from 9 total starts while earning $179,950 for MT Racing. Congratulations from all of us here at Endeavor Farm!
View the complete results and watch a replay of the race here
April 23, 2015
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.
View the complete results of the race here
April 20, 2015
Get Happy Mister (photo by Benoit Photo)
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!
View the complete results and watch a replay of the race here
March 25, 2015
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!
View the complete results and watch a replay of the race here:
Race 7 (AOC) at SA on 3/20/15
Photo courtesy of Santa Anita
January 29, 2015
We’ve had another busy week here, welcoming two new foals onto the Endeavor Farm roster. Our very own Tightly Wound delivered a very handsome whopper of a colt by Old Fashioned on January 27th. The following night the mare Shezmyten finally decided to let go of the foal in her belly which turned out to be a beautiful filly by Into Mischief. Both mothers and babies are doing great and loving life!
Old Fashioned – Tightly Wound
Into Mischief – Shezmyten
January 22, 2015
Foaling season started with a bang in 2015 with three foals hitting the ground in less than 36 hours! The first foal of the year was a dark bay filly by Caleb’s Posse out of I’marocketgirl which arrived the evening of January 20th. Less than two hours later a chestnut filly by Jimmy Creed out of Said and Done was welcomed into this world. In the wee hours of the morning on January 22nd the mare Passionista delivered a bay filly by Old Fashioned. It’s a filly party! All mothers and babies are happy and healthy. Congratulations to the breeders of these beautiful horses. Here’s to a great start to the year!
Caleb’s Posse – I’marocketgirl
Jimmy Creed – Said and Done
Old Fashioned – Passionista
August 17, 2014
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:
8/16/2014 Arlington Race 8 results and race replay
August 13, 2014
Just Sam (Greeley’s Conquest – Katie Bird, by Dome) is slated to make the first start of his career on Saturday, August 16th at Evangeline Downs in a $22,000 Maiden Special Weight race. The bay gelding was bred in Kentucky by his owner, Dream Walkin’ Farms, better known as country music star Toby Keith. Just Sam is 12/1 on the morning line in a field of 12 two-year-olds. We wish all the best to Just Sam and Dream Walkin’ Farms as well as trainer Harlan Boutte and jockey Coby Bourque. Post time for the race is 9:27 PM EDT. View the complete entries for the race here:
8/16/2014 Evangeline Race 7 entries
July 31, 2014
Saint Greeley (Greeley’s Conquest – Saint Chi Chi, by Silver Deputy) looks to improve upon his 5th place finish last time out in the Prairie Gold Juvenile Stakes in this Saturday’s Iowa Cradle Stakes at Prairie Meadows. This will be the third start for the chestnut gelding who broke his maiden first time out by an impressive 8 1/4 lengths. We wish all the best to Saint Greeley and his connections. Post time for the Iowa Cradle Stakes is 8:51 PM EDT. View the full entries for the race here:
8/2/2014 Prarie Meadows Race 4 entries