Bret Jones

Colt Out Of Kentucky Oaks Winner Believe You Can Among Collected’s First Foals

The first foals by Collected, Airdrie Stud’s Grade 1-winning multi-millionaire son of City Zip, are arriving and have been reported at leading nurseries Airdrie Stud, Anderson Farms and Trackside Farm. Airdrie Stud resident Believe You Can, winner of six stakes races including the 2012 Kentucky Oaks, foaled a colt by Collected on Feb 1. Already […]

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Mark Valeski Relocates To Lake Hamilton Equine In Arkansas For 2020 Breeding Season

In a deal brokered by trainer Cody Autrey’s Autrey Bloodstock, Mark Valeski will relocate from central Kentucky’s Airdrie Stud to Lake Hamilton Equine in Royal, Ark. A multiple graded-stakes winner on the racetrack, Mark Valeski retired with earnings of over $658,000 for trainer Larry Jones and owner/breeder Brereton C. Jones. His signature wins came in […]

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Divisidero Retired To Airdrie Stud For 2020 Season

Divisidero, a multiple Grade 1-winning son of leading sire Kitten’s Joy, has been retired to stand at Brereton C. Jones’ Airdrie Stud, the farm announced. His stud fee will be $7,500 SN. An eye-catching winner in his Gulfstream Park debut for owner Gunpowder Farm and trainer Buff Bradley, Divisidero quickly gained national attention when taking […]

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Indian Pride Trying To Make The Leap From Maiden Winner To Grade 2 Winner In Lexus Raven Run

Brereton Jones’ homebred Indian Pride will try to take the big step from maiden winner to Grade 2 winner in just her second start Saturday in the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run. A product of nearby Airdrie Stud stallion Proud Citizen and mare Ms. Cornstalk, Indian Pride is getting the chance as a 3-year-old to showcase her talent. “It […]

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Preservationist Retired To Airdrie Stud For 2020 Breeding Season

Centennial Farms’ Grade 1-winning Preservationist has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty at Mr. and Mrs. Brereton C. Jones’s Airdrie Stud for the 2020 breeding season. Bred in Kentucky by Emory A. Hamilton, Preservationist was a $485,000 yearling purchase by Centennial before going on to earn the designation as one of […]

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Hertrich Re-Elected Breeders’ Cup Chairman; Bret Jones New Vice Chairman

At its meeting on Thursday, the Breeders’ Cup board of directors unanimously re-elected Fred W. Hertrich III as board chairman. Hertrich, owner of Watercress Farm in Paris, Ky., was elected as chairman in 2017. He will serve a two-year term. Bret Jones of Airdrie Stud, a Breeders’ Cup Director since 2011, was elected vice chairman. […]

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Beck, Jones, Cooper Elected To Breeders’ Cup Board Of Directors

The Breeders’ Cup today announced the election results to its Board of Directors by the 44 Breeders’ Cup Members.  Antony Beck, Gainesway Farm; Alan Cooper, Niarchos Family/Flaxman Holdings Ltd., and Bret Jones, Airdrie Stud were each elected to serve a four-year term. Mr. Beck and Mr. Jones were re-elected as Directors. Following the election, the […]

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Barn Buddies Presented By Cosequin: ‘Lucky The Suicide Cat’

Everyone knows the old adage about cats and their nine lives. For 16 years now, the orange and white cat that has inhabited the stallion barn at Airdrie Stud has been as determined as any cat Kelly McDaniel can remember to use up every one of the nine allotted to him. McDaniel, the longtime stallion […]

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Goldencents, Cairo Prince Keep Freshman Sire Race Close Heading Into Fall

The freshman sire class of 2018 has been an evenly-matched group reaching back to when their first weanlings entered the sale ring. Heading into the fall slate of the 2-year-old stakes calendar, the group once again appears primed for another close finish by first-crop earnings. Heading into mid-September, the race has become especially tight between […]

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