10/22/2015 2:35PM

Conquest Curlinate to Shannondoe Farm in Ontario


Conquest Curlinate, a multiple graded-placed runner, will make his debut at stud in 2016 at Shannondoe Farm in St. Thomas, Ontario for an advertised fee of $5,000 Canadian.

The 3-year old son of Curlin was retired in July after suffering a sesamoid injury while training up to the Queen’s Plate. He finished his on-track career with one win in six career starts for earnings of $188,498, with runner-up finishes in the Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes, Grade 3 Illinois Derby, and non-graded Plate Trial Stakes.

Mark Casse trained Conquest Curlinate for owner Conquest Stables.

“Conquest Curlinate was truly one of the best 3-year-olds I’ve ever had,” Casse said. “He never ran a bad race and was extremely unlucky not to have won one of those graded races. If not for a freak training accident in early July there’s no doubt in my mind we’d be talking about a Queen’s Plate winner. This horse just had so much untapped talent.”

Bred in Ontario by Charles Hayden, Conquest Curlinate is out of the Grade 2-winning Peaks and Valleys mare Higher World, whose three winners from as many foals to race also includes Grade 3-placed Tapit’s World. He is from the family of Grade 2 winner Coaxing Matt, Grade 3 winner P. R. Man, and graded-placed runners What a Bad Day and Over Spending.

“The good sons of Curlin are starting to come off the track and we couldn’t be happier to have one of them in Conquest Curlinate,” said Shannondoe Farm’s Arika Everatt-Meeuse. “He’s absolutely gorgeous and this is a great opportunity for Canadian breeders. I know we’ll be supporting him just like we did with [fellow Shannondoe stallion] Society’s Chairman. We’re grateful to Ernie Semersky and Dory Newell for the opportunity to develop a horse like this and we’re excited to be part of the Conquest team.”