Saratoga Without The Chief

The sign isn’t hanging on barn 5 in Clare Court at Saratoga Race Course this summer; there’s no sign there at all, no one resident that’s claimed the spot that for so many years housed Allen Jerkens and his horses.

The sign is at Gulfstream Park this summer for the first time, the summer meeting in Florida offering an opportunity for the Chief to stay south, to eschew the rigors of packing up a house and a barn and moving a thousand miles north, first to Belmont Park, then further north to Saratoga.

“It’s a little harder to get around,” Jerkens admitted by phone from Gulfstream. “But there’s something so special about Saratoga. I miss being there.” 

Read more on BloodHorse.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s