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More Conquests for Semersky and Newell

Ernie Semersky and Dory Newell had just come to Woodbine from the Keeneland yearling sales, where for the first five days, they had dipped their toes deeply into the buying waters. Two years ago, they owned one horse. This past week, they have purchased 10 for $3,450,000 at Keeneland alone, where they are currently the […]

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Conquest Typhoon Storms Home in Summer Stakes

Just three races after stablemate Conquest Harlanate took the Natalma Stakes, Conquest Typhoon took over mid-stretch to win by daylight in the Grade 2 Summer Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday. Samuel Dechamplaign led the field of two year olds down the backstretch and around the far turn and held on to finish a distant second. […]

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Conquest Harlanate Conquers Natalma

Conquest Harlanate outran rival Isabella Sings after a thrilling stretch duel to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday. Isabella Sings finished a game second after taking the lead at the top of the stretch. Skinner Box was third. Final time for the mile on turf was 1:40.61. The Natalma was […]

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Conquest Stables’ Semersky ‘Having So Much Fun’ With Racing

Two years ago, Ernie Semersky purchased his first horse, a colt named Gunderman. Now, his Conquest Stables, owned in partnership with Dory Newell, campaigns horses pointed towards the Breeders’ Cup, including graded stakes winner My Conquestadory, who runs in Saturday’s Grade 1 Belmont Oaks. Semersky, 64, is a Chicago-based venture capitalist, futures trader, and owner […]

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Expanded OBS June Sale Wraps Up With Slight Decline in Average, Median Steady

Hip No. 1121, a son of Quality Road consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, went to Conquest Stables LLC for $390,000 to top the fourth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The dark bay or brown colt, who worked a […]

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Juvenile Fillies: My Conquestadory Doing Well After Alcibiades Romp

Trainer Mark Casse said Conquest Stables’ My Conquestadory came out of her adventurous victory in Friday’s Darley Alcibiades (G1) in good order and was headed to Churchill Downs, where she will continue her training for a start in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita early next month. Ridden by Eurico Da Silva, My […]

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Juvenile Fillies: My Conquestadory Conquers Traffic, Competition in Alcibiades

Conquest Stables’ My Conquestadory overcame a troubled trip to win the 62nd running of the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1) for 2-year-old fillies by 1 ¾ lengths over Rosalind before a fall meet-opening crowd of 15,391 at Keeneland on Friday. The victory earned My Conquestadory a berth in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) […]

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Semersky Enjoying His Newest Conquest

Ernie Semersky is becoming a regular at Woodbine these days. And he’s hard to miss, particularly when he has a filly, My Conquestadory, that earned her way to the Breeders’ Cup in her very first start. My Conquestadory, a $240,000 purchase from the OBS sale of 2-year-olds in June, scratched out of the $200,000 Grade […]

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My Conquestadory Schools Boys in Summer Stakes

My Conquestadory, a filly, impressed on debut earning a Breeders’ Cup berth with a runaway score in Saturday’s Grade 2, $212,800 Summer Stakes at Woodbine. As a ‘Win and You’re In’ event, the winner of the one-mile turf event automatically earns a position in the starting gate for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: ‘Stars That Last Awhile’

It’s fair to say that Ernie Semersky is a mysterious figure. The owner of Semersky Enterprises, which includes several high-end car dealerships in the Chicago area, told me straight away that he doesn’t talk to Forbes or Fortune, and doesn’t discuss business or family. Thoroughbreds, though, were a different story. Semersky, together with business partner […]

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