Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Jersey Town, the Grade 1-winning miler by leading sire Speightstown, will retire to stud at Darby Dan Farm after making his final start in the Nov. 24th Cigar Mile (G1), a race he won back in 2010. He will stand for a fee of $10,000 stands and nurses, and Jersey Town will participate in Darby Dan's popular “Share The Upside” program for breeders.
“Jersey Town is an extremely fast and high-class miler by one of the hottest stallions around in Speightstown,” said John Phillips, owner of Darby Dan. “It's pretty incredible how he's been able to maintain his soundness and form at the highest level of racing, which is a tribute to Chuck Fipke's program. We've been proud to stand Grade 1 colts Perfect Soul and Tale of Ekati for Chuck, and we're excited about the opportunity to stand Jersey Town in 2013.”
A Charles Fipke homebred, Jersey Town has been a leading miler in North America the past few seasons. In the 2010 Cigar Mile, he defeated Grade 1 winners Haynesfield, Vineyard Haven, Bribon (Fr) and Girolamo with a 111 Beyer, which marked the second highest Beyer recorded that year at a mile.
This year, Jersey Town reaffirmed himself as a top miler by winning the $400,000 Kelso H. (G2) in dominant fashion over Grade 1 winners Shackleford, To Honor and Serve and Tapizar, earning a 110 Beyer – again the second highest Beyer recorded at a mile this year. He owns a record of 6-8-3 from 21 starts, and earnings of $819,668 to date.
By leading sire Speightstown, Jersey Town is out of the three-time Grade 1-winning mare Jersey Girl, by Belong to Me. For more information about Jersey Town or Darby Dan's “Share The Upside” program, please contact Ryan Norton at 859-254-0424, or toll free at 888-321-0424.