jersey derby

Standard Deviation Kicks Away In Jersey Derby

Standard Deviation continued to show new life on the grass, rallying from last in a short field with an explosive move around the final turn and drawing off to score a 3¼-length victory on Sunday in the Jersey Derby at Monmouth Park. Ridden by Joe Bravo and trained by Chad Brown, Standard Deviation recorded his […]

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War Treaty Will Try To Go All The Way In Jersey Derby

With a limited budget to work with at the April sale at Keeneland for horses of racing age, Louis Linder, Jr. knew he had to be selective. The veteran trainer had sights set on one horse – a 3-year-old named War Treaty – but wasn’t sure if the former $550,000 yearling would be in his […]

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Manuel Ycaza: Fiery On-Track, A Gentleman Off The Track

In my mind’s eye, I can still see Manuel Ycaza on Dr. Fager as they wheeled into the clubhouse turn in the Jersey Derby at Garden State Park on May 30, 1967. One of the greatest race horses of all time, Dr. Fager would go on to win by 6 ½ lengths, only to be […]

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How One Derby Winner Bucked Tradition By Going To Jersey, Not Baltimore

The Kentucky Derby winner usually goes on to the Preakness Stakes, for a chance at Triple Crown glory. But in 1985, the Derby winner went elsewhere. The Philadelphia Inquirer tells the story of Spend A Buck, whose owner Dennis Diaz decided to run in the Jersey Derby on Memorial Day instead of the Preakness. Garden […]

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Odds-on favorite Howe Great scores in Jersey Derby

Team Valor International’s Howe Great came with a wide run in the stretch before kicking clear to a length and a quarter win in the $60,000 Jersey Derby at Monmouth Park on Saturday. Trained by H. Graham Motion, Howe Great covered the mile and a sixteenth over firm turf in 1:42.67 and paid $2.60, $2.40 […]

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