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Mark Conway

Years as an Owner: 34 years
Horses Owned (Current): 1
Horses Owned (Lifetime): 21
Best Horse: Cu's Gig; Zoeling
Best Win: Several Stakes
Trainer(s): Past: Paul Meyer, Kenny Hoffman, Ed Beam, Emma Schwan, Doug Matthews, Jed Steffee, Mike Machowsky, William "Buff" Bradley, Ron Ellis Lou Linder Jr
Profession: Airport Consultant
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

Been racing as an owner since 1988.  

  • 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), House of Usher (2), Broken Trust Fund (2), Tu Se Manques (2), Osprey Court (1), One Wild Woman (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.  First Foal named Ambassador House made it to races with no wins.  Sold No further breeding.

Recent Racing Horses and Activities

  • Acquired a Bodemeister filly in 2018.  Named her Osprey Court and made races in 2019.  Sustained injury requiring surgery.  Broke Maiden as a 5 yo at Turfway Park in March 2021
  • Purchased a 2yo Tiznow filly at June OBS.  Broke Maiden in November 21 at PARX.