October 31, 2016
The Grade 1 winner My Conquestadory and her Tapit weanling head the bloodstock portion of the Conquest Stables complete dispersal at Keeneland November. The dispersal is being handled by Lane’s End and features 111 catalogued horses.
Weanlings and mares from the Conquest dispersal will be offered on Days 1 (Tuesday, Nov. 8), 3 (Thursday, Nov. 10), 5 (Saturday’s Nov. 12) and 6 (Sunday, Nov. 13) of the November Sale, with the majority of the dispersal, comprised of horses of racing age, going on Monday, Nov. 14 and Tuesday, Nov. 15.
My Conquestadory was the first confirmed star for Ernie Semersky and Dory Newell’s Conquest Stables, and earned her biggest victory just a short distance from the Keeneland sales pavilion. Backed as the even-money choice in the 2013 GI Darley Alcibiades S., My Conquestadory beat the likes of Rosalind and Personal Diary with a stirring rally from the back of the pack.
The win was especially impressive since it came in only My Conquestadory’s second start, but was no surprise, given the fact that, in her career debut, My Conquestadory had beaten males in the G2 Summer S. at Woodbine by a 3 1/4-length margin.
My Conquestadory would go on to place—just off a filly named Tepin—in the G2 San Clemente H., and in the G1 Del Mar Oaks.
My Conquestadory is offered in foal to Tapit as Hip 21 at Keeneland November, and is preceded into the ring by her first foal, a colt by Tapit.
Conquest’s Day 1 offerings also include Hip 155, a weanling Tiznow filly from the winning Conquest Rebel (Dixie Union).
Another group of Conquest horses goes through the ring on Thursday, Nov. 10. The quartet includes Hip 763, the 5-year-old stakes winner Conquest Whiplash, who sells on a Mar. 6 cover to CANDY RIDE (ARG); and Hip 760, the 5-year-old Conquest Angel, a half to the Grade 1 winner Peace and War who sells carrying a member of LIAM’S MAP’s first crop.
A trio of Conquest horses is slated to go through on Saturday, Nov. 12, led by an attractive broodmare from one of the most active families in the stud book. Hip 1570 is the 5-year-old Speightstown mare Conquestadory, in foal to CANDY RIDE (ARG) on a Mar. 11 cover. Conquestadory was produced by a half-sister to the Broodmare of the Year Take Charge Lady, and is thus from the family of the standouts Will Take Charge, Take Charge Brandi, et al.
For more on the Conquest dispersal, visit http://november.keeneland.com/conquest-stables-dispersal.