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Kirkpatrick & Co Presents In Their Care: McFarlane’s Loyalty To The Jerkens Family Runs Deep

Junior McFarlane wanted to work at the racetrack so badly that he was willing to say pretty much anything to gain an opportunity in the early 1990’s. After handling a series of odd jobs that did not amount to much, the avid racegoer decided his best hope was to seek an interview with Allen Jerkens. […]

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‘A Lot Of Big Races Still Out There’: Green Light Go Returns In Gulfstream Sprint Stakes

Following two straight wins including a Grade 2 stakes to start his career, and running second in a Grade 1 to a horse that has emerged as the leading Triple Crown contender in the East, the connections of Green Light Go were understandably eager to see what 2020 would bring. Three months since his promising […]

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Green Light Go Out Of Contention For Fountain Of Youth After Spiking Fever

Trainer Jimmy Jerkens will saddle well-bred maiden winner Life On Top for owner Centennial Farms in Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Palm Beach at Gulfstream Park. The veteran conditioner was also expected to be represented by Grade 2 Saratoga Special winner Green Light Go in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth until the Stronach Stables homebred spiked a temperature earlier […]

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Local Hero Starship Jubilee Headlines G1 E.P. Taylor

Ten fillies and mares, including a pair of starters who have recorded high-profile victories at Woodbine, will contest the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes (with an increased purse to $600,000), on Pattison Canadian International day, Saturday at Woodbine.  Holy Helena, an eight-time winner from 19 starts, counts the 2017 Queen’s Plate, two editions of G3 […]

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‘A Jockey’s Race’: Preservationist Ramping Up For Jockey Club Gold Cup

In a short period of time, Preservationist has made enough noise to establish himself as a major force in the handicap division, but a victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup could put him atop the older horse division. Saturday’s lucrative Jockey Club Gold Cup Day card features four graded stakes, including […]

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Code of Honor, Tacitus Face Elders In Jockey Club Gold Cup

Grade 1 Runhappy Travers winner Code of Honor will look for a second Grade 1 score when he takes on older horses in Saturday’s 101st running of the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park. Owned and bred by W.S. Farish, who campaigned eventual Horse of the Year Mineshaft to a victory in the […]

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Jerkens ‘Can’t Knock’ Preservationist Ahead Of Jockey Club Gold Cup

Trainer Jimmy Jerkens hopes that the next couple of weekends are prosperous ones for his barn with two of his stable stars slated for Grade 1 action at Belmont Park. Coming fresh off a victory in the Grade 1 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets, Preservationist is targeting next Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold […]

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Preservationist Rejoins Top 10 In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Centennial Farm’s 6-year-old Preservationist, a gritty half-length winner of the Woodward Stakes (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday, soared back into the Top 10 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, claiming the No. 3 position, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie, holds the top spot. Preservationist (189 votes), a bay son […]

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‘Exhilarating’ Woodward Win Makes Preservationist Possible For Jockey Club Gold Cup

Centennial Farms’ Preservationist exited his victory in the Grade 1 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets in good order according to trainer Jimmy Jerkens, who scored his second win in the 1 1/8-mile event for older horses at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday. The 6-year-old son of Arch notched his first Grade 1 win in the […]

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