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Jersey Girl

3rd Running on Friday, June 10, 2016

$150,000 6 Furlongs F3YO (Dirt)

2016 Kareena 115 1:07.87 Godolphin, LLC Kiaran P. McLaughlin Irad Ortiz, Jr. $90,000
2015 Cavorting 123 1:09.08 Stonestreet Stables LLC Kiaran P. McLaughlin Irad Ortiz, Jr. $90,000
2014 Red Velvet 116 1:09.21 Three Diamonds Farm Todd A. Pletcher Irad Ortiz, Jr. $60,000

Fans have become accustomed to Todd Pletcher dominating the New York circuit, but that had to start somewhere. That was in 1998 with the Ackerly Brothers’ outstanding 3-year-old Jersey Girl, who gave Pletcher his first New York graded stakes win in the Cicada (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack. She would go on to provide Pletcher with his first three G1 victories, carrying Mike Smith to the wire in Belmont’s Acorn and Mother Goose, followed by the Test at Saratoga. Jersey Girl’s influence continued to be felt in New York through her son, Jersey Town, winner of the G1 Cigar Mile and G2 Kelso.