Facing winners for the first time, WinStar Farm's Endorsement
shipped to Sunland Park and Casino from Louisiana and handed Triple Crown contender Conveyance
his first defeat in the $800,000 Sunland Derby (gr. III) in New Mexico March 28.
In its first year as a graded stakes, the Sunland Derby produced quite a surprise in the 11-1 shot Endorsement, a son of Distorted Humor
making his fourth lifetime start. Out of the A.P. Indy
mare Charmed Gift, the $450,00 Keeneland yearling purchase in September
2008 was coming off a 2 1/4-length maiden score at Oaklawn Park Feb. 20.