|2008||BARMAY||109||2||$70,000||Rick Taylor, agent||Eddie Woods|
|2007||OBSAUG||1397||Y||$50,000||Quarter Pole Investments||On Course Sales|
Eddie Read S. (gr. I)
EDDIE READ S. (gr. I), Del Mar, July 20, 2013, $300,000 Guaranteed, value of race $301,000, 3 yo's & up, 1 1/8 miles, 1:45.80 Turf FM.
(Bay Horse ,
Congaree Jera , by Jeblar
BBrylynn Farm, Inc. , FL ; OLaPenta, Robert V. and Wright, B. J. ; TMichael Pender
Vagabond Shoes (IRE)
(Chestnut Gelding ,
Beat Hollow (GB) Atiza (IRE) , by Singspiel (IRE)
BAlmagro de Actividades Comerciales S A , IRE ; OHronis Racing LLC ; TJohn W. Sadler
Fly Lexis Fly
(Bay Ridgling ,
Badge of Silver Becky Loves Silver , by Silver Charm
BKenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey , KY ; ODona Licha ; TPeter Miller
Margins: 1½, ½, 1½ . Others: Fed Biz 121 ($18,000) , Barocci (JPN) 119 ($6,000) , Cogito 119 ($250) , Middie 119 ($250) , Slim Shadey (GB) 121 ($250) , Sofast (FR) 119 ($250) . Winning Jockey, Rafael Bejarano.
Eddie Read S. Recap
No stranger to the winner’s circle, Michael Pender–trained Jeranimo counted the 11/8-mile July 20 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT) over the Del Mar turf as his 10th victory and second grade I triumph. Among his other graded black-type wins are last year’s Shoemaker Mile Stakes (gr. IT) at Betfair Hollywood Park and two editions of the San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park (2010 and 2013).
The 7-year-old horse was bred in Florida by Brylynn Farm and was sired by multimillionaire and multiple grade I winner Congaree, out of stakes winner Jera. As a yearling, Jeranimo was consigned by On Course Sales, agent, to the August 2007 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s open yearling sale, where he was acquired by Quarter Pole Investments for $50,000. The following year he went through the sales ring again, consigned by Eddie Woods, agent, at the Barretts Equine Limited May sale of 2-year-olds in training and was bought for $70,000 by Rick Taylor, as agent.
Jeranimo debuted at 3, racing for B.J. Wright, who now owns the horse with Robert LaPenta. Including his $180,000 victor’s share of the Eddie Read purse, Jeranimo’s earnings equal $1,400,864. His record of 10-6-5 from 35 starts includes seven stakes wins and seven stakes-placed efforts.
The bay horse is the first black-type winner for Jera, who was sired by Jeblar, a son of Alydar. From her six starters, Jera has also produced two stakes-placed winners in Tizthen, a daughter of Tiznow, and Wealthy Aviator, a gelding sired by Henny Hughes. Her unraced foals are Rhyme Scheme, a juvenile filly by Unbridled’s Song; an unnamed yearling filly by Eskendereya; and an unnamed 2013 weanling filly by Tapit, to whom she was bred back this year.
Jera’s dam is Mavera, by Reviewer, sire of the legendary Ruffian. Mavera foaled 10 winners from 11 starters including Verabald, dam of grade I winner A Huevo; and Frisson, producer of Sky Blue Pink (gr. III) and stakes winner Freddie Frisson, dam of grade I-winning First Samurai. Mavera is the third dam of Contessa Halo who produced three stakes winners: Kantharos (gr. II), Ikigai (gr. III), and Bonifacio.
Jeranimo is the chief earner of 13 stakes winners sired by Congaree, who stands at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds near Saratoga Springs, N.Y. His fee for 2013 was $7,500.—M.P.
San Gabriel S. (gr. II)
SAN GABRIEL S. (gr. II), Santa Anita Park, January 13, 2013, $150,000 Guaranteed, value of race $150,500, 4 yo's & up, 1 1/8 miles, 1:46.50 Turf FM.
(Bay Horse ,
Congaree Jera , by Jeblar
BBrylynn Farm, Inc. , FL ; OB. J. Wright ; TMichael Pender
(Chestnut Horse ,
Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) Chetak (IRE) , by Halling
BJohn Ernst & Allegra Ernst , KY ; OIngrid E. Truman ; TJeff Mullins
(Bay Horse ,
Ghostzapper Royally Chosen , by In Excess (IRE)
BAdena Springs , FL ; OAbruzzo, Peter and Carver, John ; TJerry Hollendorfer
San Gabriel S. Recap
Instead of slowing down with his advancing age, 7-year-old Jeranimo is picking up speed, as evidence from his most recent score in the Jan. 13 San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park for owner B.J. Wright and trainer Mike Pender.
The 23/4-length victory, which was Jeranimo’s ninth in 32 starts, left his connections optimistic about trying longer distances throughout the year.
Jeranimo, who was second in last year’s San Gabriel, has won five other graded stakes during his five-season career: the 2012 Shoemaker Mile Stakes (gr. IT), 2011 Citation and Oak Tree Mile stakes (both grade IIT), and 2010 Strub (gr. IIT) and San Gabriel stakes.
The son of Congaree, who has also placed in seven graded stakes, now has a bankroll of $1,197,400.
Since teaming up in the racing industry, longtime acquaintances Pender and Wright have also experienced success with graded stakes winner Polonius.
Wright, owner of a Pasadena, Calif.-based water purification business, combined funds with two partners to purchase his first Thoroughbred for $1,000 in the 1960s.
Jeranimo, who was a $50,000 yearling, was bought for $70,000 by Rick Taylor, agent, at the 2008 Barretts May 2-year-old sale from Eddie Woods, agent. Jeranimo has raced for Wright throughout his career.
Jeranimo was bred in Florida by Joe and Phyllis Bryant’s BryLynn Farm near Reddick. The bay horse is out of the stakes-winning Jeblar mare Jera, who was privately acquired by BryLynn toward the end of her racing career in 2000.
Jera was most recently bought for $150,000 by Gainesway at the 2011 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. In foal to Eskendereya, she was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“(Jera) is a very attractive, quality mare, and a good mover,” said Michael Hernon, Gainesway’s director of sales. “She was a stakes winner herself and had already produced three stakes horses, including Jeranimo,” Hernon added of winning, stakes-placed runners Tizthen (by Tiznow) and Wealthy Aviator (by Henny Hughes).
Jera, who like her son was a turf specialist during her race career, is a half sister to Frisson (by Fappiano), who is the granddam of grade I winner and sire First Samurai (by Giant’s Causeway).
Jera is in foal to Tapit and is due in mid-February. She is booked to first-year Gainesway stallion To Honor and Serve for 2014.
Congaree, the sire of 12 stakes winners, will stand the 2013 season for $7,500 at Doc and Suzie O’Cain’s Highcliff Stallions at Mill Creek Farm near Stillwater, N.Y.—E.M.