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
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!
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:
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:
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:
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:
Multiple graded stakes placed Casiguapo (Sightseeing – Emerald Buddha, by Buddha) looks to knock down his first stakes victory this Saturday, July 26th at Saratoga in the Grade 2 Amsterdam Stakes. The chestnut colt seems to have taken well to his return to the Saratoga dirt after posting a solid 4 furlong workout in 47.50 on July 19th over the same track where he ran second in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes last September. Casiguapo was bred in Kentucky by the University of Kentucky’s Maine Chance Farm on a donated season and was last seen closing strong to get up for second in the Cherokee Run Stakes at Gulfstream Park on July 5th. Good luck to owner All American Horses LLC, trainer Mario Morales, and jockey Jose Lezcano. Post time for the 6 1/2 furlong contest is 4:57 PM EDT. View the full entries for the race here: