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Frank Conversation Sold To Saudi Arabian Connections At Keeneland November

Frank Conversation battles Tusk in the G3 El Camino Real Derby

Frank Conversation, a Grade 2 winner and veteran sire, was purchased by Saudi Arabian connections on Thursday at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

Faisal Alajmi, a Saudi-based breeder, secured the 10-year-old son of Quality Road for $8,000 at the end of Thursday's closing session of the Keeneland November Sale. Frank Conversation will join Grade 1-placed stakes winner Mr. Z as newcomers to the Saudi stallion ranks in the coming year purchased at this year's auction, after the the latter sold to FMQ Stables on Wednesday for $15,000.

Frank Conversation previously stood at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y., where he began his stallion career in 2019. He has sired eight winners from two crops of racing age, with combined progeny earnings of $379,973. Leading his earners is Violets Smile, a 3-year-old New Jersey-bred earner of $82,962 who broke her maiden at Monmouth Park.

During his own on-track career, Frank Conversation won four of 19 starts and earned $520,965 for owner Reddam Racing and trainer Doug O'Neill.

After breaking his maiden in his second start as a juvenile, Frank Conversation finished third in the Grade 3 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes at Del Mar and fifth in the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity to finish out the season.

He started his 3-year-old campaign in Northern California, and his fortunes improved dramatically, notching wins in the listed California Derby and the G3 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields. After a trip to Dubai to contest the G2 U.A.E. Derby, Frank Conversation returned stateside and moved to the turf, highlighted by a victory in the G2 Twilight Derby and a third in the G1 Hollywood Derby. Frank Conversation raced to age four, adding a pair of in-the-money efforts in the G2 Charles Whittingham Stakes before his retirement.

Bred in Kentucky by Marc Keller, Frank Conversation is out of the stakes-placed Unusual Heat mare Rushen Heat. He is a full-brother to multiple stakes-placed Quality Heat, and his extended family includes Grade 1 winners Unusual Suspect and Golden Doc A.

Vinery Sales consigned Frank Conversation, as agent.

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