Emma’s Encore Comes Home

When Emma’s Encore walks onto the track at Keeneland this afternoon for the Grade II Thoroughbred Club of America, she will, in a sense, be coming home.  She was sold for $22,000 at the Keeneland September sale in 2010; she ran here as a two-year-old; and her owners both live in the Bluegrass. Their proximity…

Emma’s Encore and the Chief

In March at Gulfstream Park, Allen Jerkens introduced a new filly in his barn. “Emma,” he said. “Emma’s Encore.” She had arrived over the winter, winless after three starts and not terribly promising.  In her first start for Jerkens on February 2 in a maiden claiming race, she finished third by three lengths. She broke…