h. allen jerkens stakes

Commentary: ‘Uncalled For’ Jockeys’ Actions At Gulfstream ‘A Bad Look’ For Racing

Saturday’s final race at Gulfstream Park caused a bit of social media uproar, based on the actions of jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. in the H. Allen Jerkens Stakes. The elder Ortiz brother, riding Carom, appeared to box in along the rail Paco Lopez on Shazier near the quarter pole, enabling his younger brother, Jose Ortiz, […]

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‘We’re Going To Savor This’: Mind Control, Sacco Get Hero’s Welcome At Monmouth Park

Hail the conquering hero Mind Control, who left his weekend guest accommodations in John Kimmel’s barn just before 9 a.m. after pulling off the upset in the Grade 1 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes presented by Runhappy and en route to his home at Monmouth Park. “My staff tacked up the barn and everyone is really […]

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‘Amazing’ Amsterdam Winner Shancelot Goes For Saratoga Encore In H. Allen Jerkens

Shancelot, dominant winner of the Grade 2 Amsterdam in his most recent outing, returns to Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to head a field of nine entered in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens presented by Runhappy. The H. Allen Jerkens, a seven-furlong race for 3-year-olds, is one of seven stakes on […]

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Promises Fulfilled Hopes To Continue American Success In Dubai Golden Shaheen

Trainer Dale Romans does not like to overcomplicate things. While pondering when and where his Grade 1-winning charge Promises Fulfilled would make his seasonal bow, he keeps coming back to the obvious: he has a colt with controlling speed who runs well fresh. It just so happens there is $2.5 million race on the table […]

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Going The Distance: Nessy Among Favorites In Two-Mile H. Allen Jerkens

Sierra Farm’s Nessy made late surges to finish second and third in his two graded-stakes starts at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla., last season, but the Ian Wilkes-trained closer shouldn’t run out of ground Saturday in the $100,000 H. Allen Jerkens. Second in the 1 1/8-mile McKnight (G3) and third in the 1 3/8-mile Mac […]

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Nessy Tops 31 Nominees To Gulfstream’s H. Allen Jerkens Stakes

Siena Farms’ Nessy tops a list of 31 nominations for next Saturday’s $100,000 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The two-mile stakes honoring the memory the legendary Hall of Fame trainer will headline a program with five turf stakes, including the $100,000 Janus, $100,000 Abundantia, $75,000 Tropical Park Derby and $75,000 Tropical Park Oaks. […]

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Giving Him One More Shot: Clasico Del Caribe Starter El Kurdo Returns In H. Allen Jerkens

After El Kurdo finished second in the $100,000 Clasico Invitacional del Caribe at Gulfstream Park Dec. 9, the immediate plan was for Stud David Y Daniel’s Kentucky-bred campaigner to return to Ecuador Jan. 8. El Kurdo is still scheduled to make his flight to Ecuador a week from Monday but not before the 6-year-old son […]

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Bullards Alley Lured To Gulfstream For Saturday’s Two-Mile H. Allen Jerkens Stakes

Always on the hunt for valuable real estate, trainer Tim Glyshaw has shipped Bullards Alley from Fair Grounds to Gulfstream Park for the rare opportunity to run two miles on turf in Saturday’s $100,000 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes. “It’s like hunting. You have to hunt races for these type of horses. There are very few of them,” […]

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Coolmore Announces 2018 Fees For Grade 1 Winners Practical Joke, Cupid

Practical Joke, winner of the G1 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes this year in addition to G1 wins in the Champagne Stakes and Hopeful Stakes as a 2-year-old, will stand for a fee of $30,000 in 2018 at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud. Practical Joke (Into Mischief) is currently in training with Chad Brown and is targeting the […]

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