Owner Sam Herzberg is hoping that his horse Jimmy Connors, who is named with permission for the Hall of Fame tennis star, will play to win in Saturday's Iroquois Stakes.
The equine Jimmy Connors broke his maiden in his debut at Monmouth Park on July 27 for trainer Kelly Breen and will hope to gain a spot in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile with an Iroquois win. Herzberg originally considered the Hopeful Stakes for the colt, which held particular appeal since it was on the human Connors' birthday.
The human Connors is the winner of eight Grand Slam events and five U.S. Open, and was happy to have a horse named for him according to America's Best Racing.
ABR also reported that Herzberg and Breen's Kentucky Derby hopeful Black Onyx is recovering from the hairline fracture that took him out of the Run for the Roses and has been cleared to resume light work.
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