06/02/2013 7:13PM

Multiple Grade 1 winner Colonel John represented by first winner


Multiple Grade 1 winner and freshman sire Colonel John was represented by his first winner on Sunday when his son Cash Conversion captured a maiden special weight event at Presque Isle Downs.

Cash Conversion, under Deshawn Parker for trainer Timothy Hamm, led throughout, drawing clear to win by 2 3/4 lengths and completing 4 1/2 furlongs on the Tapeta Footings all-weather surface in :53.01. It was the second start for the 2-year-old colt, who finished second in his debut on May 16 at Presque Isle.

Cash Conversion, who is out of the unraced West by West mare Cash No Credit, was bred by WinStar Farm of Versailles, Ky., which also bred, raced, and stands his sire. He is a half-brother to Grade 3 winner and Grade 1-placed Praying for Cash and to stakes winner Credit Report. WinStar co-owns the colt with Blazing Meadows Farm LLC.

Colonel John, an 8-year-old son of Tiznow, is out of the winning and course-record setting Turkoman mare Sweet Damsel and is a full brother to Grade 1-placed Mr. Hot Stuff. He was a stakes winner every season he raced, totaling six wins from 15 career starts, with $1,779,012 in earnings. Grade 1-placed as a juvenile, Colonel John established himself among the standout 3-year-olds of 2008 by capturing the Santa Anita Derby and the Travers Stakes. He became a stakes winner on turf the following season, taking the Wickerr Stakes at Del Mar, and also finished second in the Grade 1 Goodwood Stakes.

Colonel John, who has 86 2-year-olds in his first crop, stands alongside his sire Tiznow at WinStar for an advertised fee of $15,000.