Thursday, February 11, 2016

New Stallion Conveyance

Conveyance
Residing at the historic Buck Pond Farm in Versailles, Ky., Conveyance joins the new stallion ranks this year at 9 years old. 

Sold to Legends Racing at the Keeneland September Yearling sale for $240,000 in 2008, Conveyance debuted on Halloween day in 2009 for trainer Bob Baffert. He won that first race by 1 ½ lengths, starting a four race win streak that included victories in the Grade 3 San Rafael Stakes and Grade 3 Southwest Stakes to put him on the Kentucky Derby trail. A second place finish in the Grade 3 Sunland Derby solidified his spot in the 2010 Grade 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, where he finished 15th.

Conveyance took the rest of that year off and resurfaced the following March in Dubai for a new trainer. Finishing second in the Group 3 Mahab Al Shimaal Sponsored by Emirates Airline, he only ran once more in 2011 with an off-the-board result in the Group 2 Godolphin Mile. Both Racing Post and Equibase have a three-year gap in Conveyance’s race record after that finish. 

But in late February of 2014, he returned to the track at Meydan again and finished third in a handicap. He ended the year in the Garhoud Sprint Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors on December 18 where he again finished on-the-board with a second place. Conveyance’s last start was in January of 2015 when he finished eighth to Reynaldothewizard (Speightstown) in the listed Dubai Stakes Sponsored by DP World UAE Region.

Conveyance retired with four wins and four other on-the-board finishes in 11 starts for $496,560 in earnings. It was announced in July that he would start his career at Buck Pond.

"Conveyance is a smashing individual with a great pedigree," said Doug Arnold, owner of Buck Pond Farm, at the time. "With Uncle Mo on top of the first-crop sire list, Adios Charlie juveniles impressing at the sales, and Liaison's exciting first foals, Indian Charlie is an emerging sire-of-sires. Holy Bull is becoming a top broodmare sire, as well.”



Conveyance is by Indian Charlie, who won the 1998 Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby and was third in that year’s Kentucky Derby. As a sire, Indian Charlie produced eight champions and 26 graded stakes winners including Uncle Mo, Indian Blessing, Fleet Indian and Liaison. Overall, Indian Charlie sired over 105 stakes winners (as of Feb. 9) during his career. Indian Charlie’s last crop is four this year.

Indian Charlie has 18 sons at stud according to Stallion Register, with 10 having foals of racing age. Uncle Mo leads those sons with last year’s first crop success while My Pal Charlie led Louisiana’s First-Crop Sires list in 2013 and Second-Crop Sires list in 2014 in addition to finishing second on the Third-Crop Sires list in 2015. In Florida, Indian Charlie was represented by Adios Charlie, who had three winners from 10 starters in 2015 (his first year at stud) and currently has two winners from seven runners so far this year.



Conveyance is out of the Holy Bull mare Emptythetill, who produced stakes winner Yukon Bull (Songandaprayer) in addition to Conveyance. She also produced the stakes placed Atlantic Bull (Stormy Atlantic) and multiple winner Tango Bravo (Speightstown). His second dam is the unraced Mr. Prospector mare In the Till. A 25-year-old mare, In the Till has 13 foals including the stakes placed Tina Dynamite (Dynaformer), Gingham and Lace (Kris S.) and Yukon Dust (Northern Baby). In addition to Emptythetill’s produce record, her daughters also produced two other stakes placed horses.

Conveyance’s third dam is where the stakes winners start to really roll in. That dam, Silent Account (Private Account), won the Grade 2 Alcibiades Stakes and the Baton Twirler Stakes in addition to finishing second in a Grade 1. She produced the multiple stakes winning sire Gold Case (Forty Niner) and stakes producer I’m a Love Bug (Lyphard) but the biggest jewel on her resume is Liszy (A.P. Indy), the dam of Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks winner Plum Pretty (Medaglia d’Oro).

One more generation back is the most influential mare in his first four generations, Ciao (Silent Screen). In addition to Silent Account, she produced Grade 1 winner Secret Hello (Private Account), Group 3 winner Hadif (Clever Trick) and listed stakes winner By Your Leave (Private Account). While another daughter, Hamba (Easy Goer) didn’t win a stakes race, she is the dam of Grade 1 winner Monba (Maria’s Mon) and a stakes placed filly.  

Conveyance is one of the less expensive options of the freshman sires this year as the only new stallion in Kentucky standing for $5,000 (approx. €4,427/£3,437). He joins Fort Prado and Niagara Causeway as stallions on Buck Pond’s roster in 2016.


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