Brereton C. Jones

Former KY Gov. Jones Gets Two Shots At Third KY Oaks Victory

Former Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones was at Keeneland early Friday morning, and part of his mission was to check on Central Bank Ashland (G1) winner Lovely Maria and Fantasy (G3) winner Include Betty. Jones is the sole owner of Lovely Maria and owns Include Betty with his longtime farm manager at Airdrie Stud, Tim Thornton. […]

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Ashland Stakes Victory Earns Clark Jockey Of The Week Title

Kerwin Clark, winner of the Grade I Ashland Stakes on Saturday, has been voted as the winner of The Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week Award. The voting members of the weekly honor seemed to be in unison when casting ballots this week, thinking that it’s not just a numbers game. It isn’t always how […]

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Lovely Maria Makes The Grade In Ashland

Brereton C. Jones’ Lovely Maria earned her first stakes victory with a win over Angela Renee in the Grade 1, $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes at Keeneland Saturday. Trained by Larry Jones, Lovely Maria was previously winless in stakes company, including a runner-up effort to stablemate I’m a Chatterbox in the G3 Rachel Alexandra last […]

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Albano Impresses In Maxxam Gold Cup

Trainer Larry Jones continues to pick the ideal spots for his stakes horses, and Saturday evening at Sam Houston Race Park, he took home two more trophies! Jones shipped in Albano, a 4-year-old son of Istan, bred and owned by Brereton Jones.  As a 3-year-old, the colt showed promise, winning the Grade 3 Pegasus Stakes […]

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KY Oaks Winner Believe You Can to Be Sold at Fasig-Tipton November

Airdrie Stud will offer G1 Kentucky Oaks winner Believe You Can at Fasig-Tipton in The November Sale, on Monday, November 3rd.  The home-bred five-year-old mare, by the double Kentucky Oaks producing stallion Proud Citizen, is in foal on a February 19th cover to the nation’s #1 stallion, Tapit. Believe You Can, a New York graded […]

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Jones on Drug Penalties: ‘If We Don’t Deal With This, It’s Going to Be a Disaster’

Brereton C. Jones, a former Governor of Kentucky who founded Airdrie Stud in 1972 and a Jockey Club member since 2012, sat down for an interview with Glenye Cain Oakford on July 31. That interview was published on Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on August 27. Among the topics that came up in the interview was current […]

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KEEPing Kentucky’s Horse Industry Strong

The most recent Jockey Club Fact Book shows that the Thoroughbred foal crop in the United States has fallen by 38.1 percent over a 10-year period, from 33,976 in 2003 to 21,016 in 2012. Kentucky, the nation’s most important Thoroughbred breeding state, has seen an 18.5 percent decline during that same period, from 8,761 to […]

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Bloodlines: Albano Proving Istan Gamble a Good One

Despite the general perception that “pedigree” is a fixed thing, it truly is not. Racing, particularly high class shown in top races, makes pedigree; not the other way around. Pedigree researcher and writer Joe Estes developed his life’s work into exploring and shining light through the interwoven fabric of pedigrees and performance. As he saw […]

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Albano Flies Home First in Pegasus

Brereton C. Jones’s Albano moved for the lead around the far turn and expanded his margin of victory to 6 ½ lengths as he powered to an impressive victory in the $150,000 Pegasus Stakes before a record Father’s Day crowd of 29,262, who wagered nearly $1.1 million on Monmouth Park’s 12-race program. “It was impossible […]

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