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Mark Conway

Years as an Owner: 29 years
Horses Owned (Current): 4
Horses Owned (Lifetime): 18
Best Horse: Cu's Gig; Zoeling
Best Win: Several Stakes
Trainer(s): Past: Paul Meyer, Kenny Hoffman, Ed Beam, Doug Matthews, Jed Steffee, Mike Machowsky
Profession: Airport Consultant
Email: mconway@dls.net
Testimony
Best Experience as an Owner:
Any Win
What I like about Thoroughbred Racing:
The Horses
How I Became a Thoroughbred Owner:
Took plunge after 2 years of research.
Best Advice:
Do your homework; you won't know as much as you think until invested.
Owner Bio

Breeding:  First foal (2016) now named "Ambassador House".  Accredited Louisiana Bred and Foaled.  Broken in November 2017.  May send to LA Sale in Spring.  Mare "Lotta Distinction" sent to Lexington for breeding asnd now in foal to "Hat Trick".

Racing:  Claimed "I'malreadythere" in April at Santa Anita for $25K.  Had a few issues that were cleaned up.  Raced at Del Mar with a 3rd place finish in August.  Declined significantly from that race.  Raced three more times and finishing poorly at LRC, SA and DMR.  Trainer had reported no issues but had no solutions.  California experience extremely disappointing.  Shipped to Louisana after last in November.  Turned out till 2018 and looked at by fresh eyes.

Purchased a share in a 3 yo unraced Street Cry Filly in June 2017 ("Tu Se Manques").  Finally got to race at Ellis Park in August 17 and won MSW first out by over 7 lengths.  Raced at CD with disappointing 6th place finish.  Entered in December to minor Stake Race at Turfway Park but ended up on AE List.  Re-entered in NW2L at TP for $18K purse.  Terribly upset aat prospect of losing condition for such a small purse.  Bad news about being a minority owner!      

  • First win at River Downs 1988 with first horse MSW, Purse $6,000 - Rip Line
  • First Stake Races win SIU Stakes 1992 $50K Fairmount Park Illinois Breds - Cu's Gig
  • Chicago Land Handicap Illinois Breds 1993 and 1994 - Cu's Gig 
  • 1994 Older Male Handicap Horse of Year (Illinois Breds) - Cu's Gig
  • 1998 Fairgrounds Breeders Cup $150K; Mac Damaira Stakes $150K - Profit Option
  • 2009 Won 2 PA Bred Stakes Presque Isle Downs $75K and PARX $100K - Zoeling
  • Raced in Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, Kentucky, Iowa, Minnesota, Louisiana, Arkansas,Texas and California.
  • Winning Horses: Rip Line (1), Cu's Gig (16), Firece Deal (4), Profit Option (4), Zoeling (10), Broken Trust Fund (2), Tu Se Manques (1)
  • Entered Breeding Business in 2015 with owned mare Lotta Distinction.  Selected Louisiana as State for Breeding.  Had first foal (a colt) by Tenpins in March 2016.