First winner for Rockridge’s Frank Conversation

Monday, March 6th, 2023

Ascendant Farms’ homebred Incantation gives Frank Conversation his first winner last week at Aqueduct. NYRA Photo.

New York-based multiple graded stakes-winning stallion Frank Conversation sired his first winner last week when Don Manuchia’s Ascendant Farms’ homebred Incantation won the first race Friday at Aqueduct.

The 3-year-old colt out of the unraced Lawyer Ron mare Strange Magic graduated in the 1-mile maiden claiming event in his third start for trainer Jim Bond and jockey Jaime Torres. Foaled and raised at Rockridge, Incantation is a half-sister to Ascendant Farms homebred and multiple stakes winner Galaxina. A daughter of Giant Surprise, Galaxina won the Park Avenue division of the New York Stallion Series Stakes at Aqueduct and the New York Oaks at Finger Lakes during her 3-year-old season in 2022.

Frank Conversation, a 10-year-old son of Quality Road, stands for a private fee at Rockridge Stud in Hudson. Out of the stakes-placed Unusual Heat mare Rushen Heat, Frank Conversation retired to Rockridge with a 4-2-4 record in 19 starts, earnings of $520,000 and victories in the Grade 2 Twlight Derby and Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby in 2016.

Frank Conversation also won the 2016 California Derby and placed in that season’s Grade 1 Hollywood Derby and in back to back editions of the Grade 2 Charles Whittingham Stakes in 2017 and 2018.

Represented by 63 foals of racing age, Frank Conversation is also the sire of multiple placed runner Four Eyes.

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