Brereton C. Jones

Airdrie Stud’s Proud Citizen, Sire Of Two Kentucky Oaks Winners, Euthanized At 17

Two-time Kentucky Oaks winning sire Proud Citizen was euthanized on June 4 at Brereton and Elizabeth Jones’s Airdrie Stud due to complications from laminitis. Proud Citizen had been treated for chronic laminitis since 2012, but had remained comfortable under the care of Dr. Scott Morrison until taking a turn for the worst late last week. […]

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Kentucky Oaks Winner Lovely Maria Sold

Lovely Maria, winner of the 2015 Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks, has been purchased privately for an undisclosed amount to Japanese interests. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 4-year-old filly by Majesticperfection was sold and exported to Japan prior to the first of the year. Lovely Maria was owned and raced by Brereton C. Jones. In addition […]

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Airdrie Announces 2016 Fees, Summer Front Enters Stud At $10,000

Mr. and Mrs. Brereton C. Jones’ Airdrie Stud in Midway, Ky., announced 2016 stud fees for its stallion roster that includes recently retired Summer Front, a Grade 2-winning son of War Front who enters stud at $10,000, stands and nurses Heading up the Airdrie roster is Majesticperfection, a leading second-crop sire of 2015 whose first crop of […]

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‘She’s Earned A Rest’: Lovely Maria To Skip Breeders’ Cup

Lovely Maria, winner of the G1 Longines Kentucky Oaks, will not run in the Breeders’ Cup and will instead have the rest of the year off. Larry Jones, who trains the filly for owner Brereton Jones, told the Blood-Horse, “We’re not gonna run her in the Breeders’ Cup,” Jones said. “She’s won two grade ones, she’s a […]

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Jones Sends Out Lovely Maria, ‘Chatterbox’ In G1 Alabama

When trainer Larry Jones last brought a Kentucky Oaks winner to Saratoga Race Course, Proud Spell captured the Grade 1 Alabama en route to 3-year-old filly championship honors. Seven years later, Jones will try again with Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks heroine Lovely Maria as well as her multiple graded stakes-winning stablemate I’m a Chatterbox in […]

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Jones: ‘Time Is Of The Essence’ Regarding Medication Reform

In a recent opinion piece for the Louisville Courier-Journal, former Kentucky governor and Thoroughbred breeder Brereton C. Jones voices his support for U.S. racing to adopt uniform drug rules. Jones urges the passage of the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act, legislation introduced by Rep. Andy Barr and Rep. Paul Tonko, Jones, which will establish national rules […]

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Oaks, Derby Victors Show How To Win With Class

There is something to be said for winning with class. That characteristic was shown in spades on Friday when Lovely Maria gave former Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones his third victory in the Kentucky Oaks – all three trained by Larry Jones and the latest winner ridden by the 56-year-old “overnight sensation” Kerwin Clark. Ahmed Zayat […]

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Kentucky Oaks Day Sets Record For Attendance, Handle

It was a record-breaking 141st running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) at Churchill Downs Racetrack which culminated as 123,763 fans, the highest attendance of all time, watched a memorable win by Lovely Maria. The prior attendance record was 116,046, set in 2010, during the 136th running of the Kentucky Oaks. Wagering from all-sources […]

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Lovely Maria Takes Clark On Ride Of His Life In Kentucky Oaks

Kerwin “Boo Boo” Clark, a 56-year-old journeyman rider who didn’t win his first career Grade 1 race until last month, guided Lovely Maria to en emotional victory in the 141st running of the $1-million Longines Kentucky Oaks for former Gov. Brereton C. Jones and trainer Larry Jones before a record crowd of 123,763 at Churchill Downs […]

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