Keyword: Samyn

  • Shine Again, posts Ballerina upset.

    Shine Again, Jerkens Hit 'Home Run' With 21-1 Ballerina Score

    Though trainer Allen Jerkens may not like his "Giant Killer" nickname, the moniker is unlikely to go away as long as he keeps sending out high-priced winners in high-class races. Jerkens struck again Sunday when jockey Jean-Luc Samyn guided Shine Again through a gap along the rail at the top of the stretch and held off a late run from Country Hideaway to win Sunday's $250,000 Ballerina Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga.

  • John's Call, ridden by Jean-Luc Samyn, captures the Turf Classic Invitational at Belmont Park Saturday. Earlier, Samyn won the Flower Bowl Invitational aboard Colstar.

    Samyn Sweeps Turf Classic and Flower Bowl

    Age proved no impediment to 9-year-old gelding John's Call, who led all the way Saturday in the $750,000 Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) at Belmont Park. Jean-Luc Samyn was the winning rider in both of the day's premier turf events, taking both the Turf Classic and the co-featured Flower Bowl Handicap (gr. IT).