Remington Park Sprint Cup S.
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(DK B/ h,
Mr. Greeley Tipsy Girl , by Raise a Cup
BOratis Thoroughbreds, KY.; OMillard R. Seldin Revocable Trust; TGary A. Thomas
Sing Baby Sing
Unbridled's Song Roll Over Baby , by Rollin On Over
BClassicStar, KY.; OTom R. Durant; TJack A. Bruner
Mutakddim Momentary Hope , by Southern Halo
BHeaven Trees Farm, KY.; OLindy M. Redding; TDonald H. Barr
GreeleyÕs Conquest was on a quest for a stakes win following more than a four-month layoff, and the son of Mr. Greeley was successful in his mission when crossing the wire first in the Aug. 22 Remington Park Sprint Cup Stakes.
GreeleyÕs Conquest most recently finished second by a neck in the April 10 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park. The Sprint Cup marked the horseÕs fourth stakes victory. He won a pair of stakes at Prairie Meadows in 2007 and 2008, as well as one at Louisiana Downs last year.
Owned by the Lexington-based Millard R. Seldin Revocable Trust and trained by Gary Thomas, GreeleyÕs Conquest won his seventh career race from 21 starts in the Sprint Cup. Bred in Kentucky from the dual stakes-winning Raise a Cup mare Tipsy Girl, GreeleyÕs Conquest has earned $444,533.
A native of Iowa, Seldin is the president of Seldin Development and Management Co., which is involved in commercial real estate. Seldin was named Nebraska Breeder of the Year in 1988 by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association but has since moved his mares to Kentucky.
Alone or in partnership, Seldin also campaigned other stakes winners Dr. Hugs, Golden Yank, Bionic Lover, and grade III victor Her Valentine.
Seldin bought GreeleyÕs Conquest for $180,000 at the 2005 Keeneland September yearling sale. The now 5-year-old dark bay or brown horse was consigned by co-breeder Rob WhiteleyÕs Liberation Farm and Partners through Trackside Farm, agent.
Liberation Farm is a breeding entity that in partnership is represented by grade I winners Henny Hughes, El Corredor, Roman Ruler, and Ever a Friend. The last mentioned horse was bred with Dr. Christopher EliaÕs California-based Oratis Thoroughbreds, which also co-bred GreeleyÕs Conquest. Elia entered the Thoroughbred business in 1996 after he performed triple bypass surgery on Whiteley and the two became friends.
While GreeleyÕs ConquestÕs dam Tipsy Girl was a respectable racemare, she was even more impressive as a broodmare. In addition to GreeleyÕs Conquest, she has produced three stakes-placed runners, plus grade III winner Itty Bitty Pretty (by El Corredor).
Tipsy Girl delivered a filly by Stormy Atlantic April 3. She has been bred to Midnight Lute for 2010.
Mr. Greeley is the sire of 46 stakes winners, including other 2009 added-money winners Kensei (gr. II), Mr Gruff (gr. IIIT), and Merle T. Mr. Greeley stood the 2009 season for $75,000 at Graham and Antony BeckÕs Gainesway Farm near Lexington.ÑE.M.