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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | June 4, 1999
ELMONT, N.Y. -- Allen Jerkens began earning his nickname, "Giant Killer," in 1962 when his horse, Beau Purple, twice upset the incomparable Kelso.The wily Hall of Fame trainer will try again tomorrow in the 131st Belmont Stakes to slay another giant, Charismatic, as he attempts to win the Triple Crown. But this time, instead of trying to defeat a horse of Allaire duPont's -- she owned Kelso -- Jerkens will attempt to spring the upset with a horse duPont owns, Best of Luck.DuPont bred Best of Luck -- and Kelso and other stakes winners -- at her Woodstock Farm in Cecil County.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | October 30, 2000
Halloween hunch players reaped a bonanza at Laurel Park yesterday when Tippity Witch exploded through the stretch and drove to a 1 3/4 -length victory in the featured Grade III Martha Washington Stakes. Sent off at 9-to-2 odds, the New York invader set up a late daily double that pleased the avid devotees of tomorrow's holiday when Ghostly Numbers followed by winning a maiden special race in the finale to produce a $78.40 payoff. In winning for the first time since May, Tippity Witch collected $60,000 as the winner's share of the $100,000 purse and increased her lifetime earnings for owner Cynthia Knight to more than $200,000.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 15, 1993
"Jerkens the Giant Killer" will be on display today in the $600,000 Pimlico Special.Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens earned that sobriquet after he twice beat Secretariat with long shots Onion and Prove Out and upset champion Buckpasser with Handsome Boy in the 1967 Brooklyn Handicap.But instead of running a long shot and trying to upset the favorite, Jerkens has "the chalk" in today's race, the 4-year-old colt Devil His Due.Although he finished 12th in last year's Kentucky Derby, the colt has blossomed, winning his past two starts in the Gulfstream Park and Excelsior handicaps.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | June 4, 1999
ELMONT, N.Y. -- Allen Jerkens began earning his nickname, "Giant Killer," in 1962 when his horse, Beau Purple, twice upset the incomparable Kelso.The wily Hall of Fame trainer will try again tomorrow in the 131st Belmont Stakes to slay another giant, Charismatic, as he attempts to win the Triple Crown. But this time, instead of trying to defeat a horse of Allaire duPont's -- she owned Kelso -- Jerkens will attempt to spring the upset with a horse duPont owns, Best of Luck.DuPont bred Best of Luck -- and Kelso and other stakes winners -- at her Woodstock Farm in Cecil County.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 2, 1992
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Allen Jerkens is known as "The Giant Killer."But can the Hall of Fame trainer slay Arazi?"I don't know," the 63-year-old horseman said. "Arazi sure looks good to me. He's carrying weight over his hindquarters, and that's what you want in a racehorse."Jerkens is one of 17 other trainers hoping to catch Arazi on an off day, and beat the odds-on choice this afternoon in the 118th Kentucky Derby.No favorite has won the Derby since 1979, when Spectacular Bid trounced General Assembly.
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April 19, 1992
NEW YORK -- A year ago, Cahill Road won the Wood Memorial, came back to the winner's circle lame and never raced again.Yesterday, Devil His Due won the same Kentucky Derby prep, but his trainer, Allen Jerkens, said the colt might not run at Churchill Downs on May 2."I would prefer not to go to the Derby," Jerkens said. "That would be a lot of racing for this horse in such a short time. We'll think it over. A 50-50 chance? I'd say that that would be it, tops. I don't believe in overdoing a horse."
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | April 19, 1998
You don't think of a horse being lazy as he rumbles down the stretch about 35 miles per hour. But Thomas Jo, winner of yesterday's Federico Tesio Stakes, turned downright lackadaisical as he stepped toward the wire at Pimlico.A Texas-bred gelding based at Belmont Park, Thomas Jo surged into the lead around the final turn and looked as if he would sprint away from the field. But suddenly he slowed down, inviting the company of other horses, until jockey Steve Hamilton slapped him repeatedly with his whip.
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By Joseph Durso and Joseph Durso,New York Times News Service | August 19, 1993
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Allen Jerkens broke his own chance for a historic streak at Saratoga yesterday when he withdrew Virginia Rapids from the $1 million Travers Stakes on Saturday because the colt "just wasn't 1,000 percent."It was the second time in three weeks that Jerkens had withdrawn a star from a major race because he wasn't satisfied with the horse's sharpness. He took Classy Mirage out of the Test Stakes for fillies July 31, and said then: "I don't know what's wrong, but she's not at her best."
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | May 14, 1994
If Devil His Due wins his second straight Pimlico Specialtoday, he moves into an elite group of thoroughbreds.The $360,000 winner's share will increase the horse's lifetime earnings to $3,182,485 and rank him 20th on the list of all-time leading money earners.Only 22 horses in the history of the sport have earned $3 million or more. The leader is Alysheba, who retired in 1988 with winnings of $6,679,242.Devil His Due currently has $2,822,485 in winnings, making him the third-leading money earner in training.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | June 3, 1993
ELMONT, N.Y. -- Prairie Bayou is the most consistent of the 3-year-olds.Sea Hero loves the footing at Belmont Park and suits the 1 1/2 -mile distance of the Belmont Stakes.But the "now" horse in Saturday's race is Virginia Rapids.The 3-year-old son of Riverman out of the Sir Ivor mare, Virginiana, comes into the race off of a 1 3/4 -length victory on May 23 in the Peter Pan Stakes, the same prep race that A. P. Indy used last year on his way to a Belmont Stakes victory.The horse is trained by Hall of Famer Allen Jerkens, who is running his first Belmont starter.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 19, 1998
H. Allen Jerkens, the Hall of Fame trainer, didn't want to send Kelly Kip to Laurel Park.He had another race picked out at lovely Saratoga. And Jerkens prefers not to leave home.But when several heavy hitters failed to enter the prestigious Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash, David Rollinson, Laurel Park's stakes coordinator, talked Jerkens into entering Kelly Kip at the last minute.Kelly Kip responded yesterday with a breathtaking performance before 6,807 fans at Laurel Park and a simulcast audience of thousands.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | May 24, 1998
Federico Tesio champion Thomas Jo is still a strong possibility to test Real Quiet in the Belmont Stakes after another impressive performance on Preakness Day."We're not 100 percent sure yet, but we're taking a good long look at it," said trainer Jim Jerkens. "He came out of his last race OK."His last race featured a late surge up the rail under jockey Steve Hamilton to capture the $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes by a half length over Nick Zito-trained Silver Launch.Jerkens missed most of the race after "making the mistake of going inside to try to watch on TV. The TV sets were out, and it was hell getting back to the front outside.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | April 19, 1998
You don't think of a horse being lazy as he rumbles down the stretch about 35 miles per hour. But Thomas Jo, winner of yesterday's Federico Tesio Stakes, turned downright lackadaisical as he stepped toward the wire at Pimlico.A Texas-bred gelding based at Belmont Park, Thomas Jo surged into the lead around the final turn and looked as if he would sprint away from the field. But suddenly he slowed down, inviting the company of other horses, until jockey Steve Hamilton slapped him repeatedly with his whip.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | May 14, 1994
If Devil His Due wins his second straight Pimlico Specialtoday, he moves into an elite group of thoroughbreds.The $360,000 winner's share will increase the horse's lifetime earnings to $3,182,485 and rank him 20th on the list of all-time leading money earners.Only 22 horses in the history of the sport have earned $3 million or more. The leader is Alysheba, who retired in 1988 with winnings of $6,679,242.Devil His Due currently has $2,822,485 in winnings, making him the third-leading money earner in training.
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By Joseph Durso and Joseph Durso,New York Times News Service | August 19, 1993
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Allen Jerkens broke his own chance for a historic streak at Saratoga yesterday when he withdrew Virginia Rapids from the $1 million Travers Stakes on Saturday because the colt "just wasn't 1,000 percent."It was the second time in three weeks that Jerkens had withdrawn a star from a major race because he wasn't satisfied with the horse's sharpness. He took Classy Mirage out of the Test Stakes for fillies July 31, and said then: "I don't know what's wrong, but she's not at her best."
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | June 3, 1993
ELMONT, N.Y. -- Prairie Bayou is the most consistent of the 3-year-olds.Sea Hero loves the footing at Belmont Park and suits the 1 1/2 -mile distance of the Belmont Stakes.But the "now" horse in Saturday's race is Virginia Rapids.The 3-year-old son of Riverman out of the Sir Ivor mare, Virginiana, comes into the race off of a 1 3/4 -length victory on May 23 in the Peter Pan Stakes, the same prep race that A. P. Indy used last year on his way to a Belmont Stakes victory.The horse is trained by Hall of Famer Allen Jerkens, who is running his first Belmont starter.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 19, 1998
H. Allen Jerkens, the Hall of Fame trainer, didn't want to send Kelly Kip to Laurel Park.He had another race picked out at lovely Saratoga. And Jerkens prefers not to leave home.But when several heavy hitters failed to enter the prestigious Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash, David Rollinson, Laurel Park's stakes coordinator, talked Jerkens into entering Kelly Kip at the last minute.Kelly Kip responded yesterday with a breathtaking performance before 6,807 fans at Laurel Park and a simulcast audience of thousands.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | October 30, 2000
Halloween hunch players reaped a bonanza at Laurel Park yesterday when Tippity Witch exploded through the stretch and drove to a 1 3/4 -length victory in the featured Grade III Martha Washington Stakes. Sent off at 9-to-2 odds, the New York invader set up a late daily double that pleased the avid devotees of tomorrow's holiday when Ghostly Numbers followed by winning a maiden special race in the finale to produce a $78.40 payoff. In winning for the first time since May, Tippity Witch collected $60,000 as the winner's share of the $100,000 purse and increased her lifetime earnings for owner Cynthia Knight to more than $200,000.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 15, 1993
"Jerkens the Giant Killer" will be on display today in the $600,000 Pimlico Special.Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens earned that sobriquet after he twice beat Secretariat with long shots Onion and Prove Out and upset champion Buckpasser with Handsome Boy in the 1967 Brooklyn Handicap.But instead of running a long shot and trying to upset the favorite, Jerkens has "the chalk" in today's race, the 4-year-old colt Devil His Due.Although he finished 12th in last year's Kentucky Derby, the colt has blossomed, winning his past two starts in the Gulfstream Park and Excelsior handicaps.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 2, 1992
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Allen Jerkens is known as "The Giant Killer."But can the Hall of Fame trainer slay Arazi?"I don't know," the 63-year-old horseman said. "Arazi sure looks good to me. He's carrying weight over his hindquarters, and that's what you want in a racehorse."Jerkens is one of 17 other trainers hoping to catch Arazi on an off day, and beat the odds-on choice this afternoon in the 118th Kentucky Derby.No favorite has won the Derby since 1979, when Spectacular Bid trounced General Assembly.
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