Birthdate - Jan. 24, 1959
* Picked up his first Travers victory in 2010 when Afleet Express skimmed the rail to beat Fly Down by a nose.
* Saddled Quality Road to a track record victory (1:47.72) in the 2009 Florida Derby
* Artie Schiller set a course record of 1:45.50 in the 2004 Jamaica at Belmont Park and the following year gave Jerkens his first Breeders’ Cup victory by winning the Mile.
.* Followed Hall of Fame father H. Allen Jerkens, for whom he worked as an assistant for many years, into the business.
NOTABLE STAKES WINS
Afleet Express: Travers (2010)
Artie Schiller: Breeders’ Cup Mile (2005); Bernard Baruch (2005); Jamaica (2004); Museum of Racing/Hall of Fame (2004); Hill Prince (2004)
Christmas Kid: Ashland (2007)
Celtic Melody: Humana Distaff (2002)
Corinthian: Metropolitan H. (2007)
Dat You Miz Blue: Garland of Roses (2002); Iroquois (2002); Vagrancy (2001); Broadway (2001)
Iron Deputy: Brooklyn (2003); Count Fleet (2002)
Quality Road: Florida Derby (2009)
Smokey Glacken: Distaff (2006); Floral Park (2005); Victory Ride (2004); Valley Stream (2003)
Zaftig: Acorn (2008); Nassau County (2008)
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