ENDORSED, a half brother to newly crowned Horse Of The Year CODY’S WISH, has been purchased by Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, MD where he will stand the 2024 breeding season.
Bred by Goldolphin, the Gr 2 winning ENDORSED is by sire of sires MEDAGLIA D’OROand out of the Gr 1 winning Tapit mare DANCE CARD, winner of the Gazelle S [G1] and third in the Breeders Cup Filly And Mare Sprint [G1]. His half brother, champion CODY’S WISH will enter stud this year at Darley after a career that included 5 grade 1 wins, twice in the Breeders Cup Mile as a 4yo and 5yo, and culminating in being named Champion Older Dirt Male and Horse Of The Year in 2023.
ENDORSED broke his maiden as a 2yo at first asking in a 6 furlong MSW race at Saratoga, stopping the clock in 1:11.22 and earning a 103 Equibase Speed Figure. Two starts later, ENDORSED won an allowance race at Belmont in a very fast 1:08.78. He went on to finish in the money in 8 stakes, including wins in the Winstar Gulfstream Park Mile S [G2]and the Fred W Hooper [G3]. Finishing second in the Westchester S [G3], beaten a half length by Grade 1 winner Code Of Honor, ENDORSED earned a career high 113 Equibase Speed Figure.
Proving soundness and class, ENDORSED raced 36 times from 2 to 7, with 7 wins and finishing in the money 20 times. He earned $970,133 sporting Equibase Speed Figures of 100 or more 20 times. ENDORSED retired from racing in December of 2023 after suffering an injury while training for the Pegasus World Cup [G1].