A wonderful article about our friends/clients, John and Jerry Amerman in the Thoroughbred Daily News, by Michael Adolphson

Well intended from the beginning, they came storming out from the get go, dealt with the inevitable tribulations and continue to affirm their class to much adulation. Amerman Racing's experience in Thoroughbred ownership is not too dissimilar from the career and running style of its latest luminary, GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf and GI Belmont Derby Invitational winner Oscar Performance (Kitten's Joy).

Our clients/friends, John & Jerry Amerman won the Belmont Derby on Saturday @ Belmont Park.

BELMONT DERBY INVITATIONAL S.-GI, $1,200,000, BEL, 7-8, 3yo, 1 1/4mT, 2:00.25, fm.

1--OSCAR PERFORMANCE, 122, r, 3, by Kitten's Joy/Devine Actress (SW, $107,300), by Theatrical (Ire)


Congratulations to LONG HAUL BAY winner of the Bay Shore S.  The colt was foaled at Mill Ridge Farm and is owned by friend/client Alpha Delta Stables.

Saturday, Aqueduct

BAY SHORE S.-GIII, $250,000, AQU, 4-8, 3yo, 7f, 1:24.14, ft.

KEEPER HILL our 1998 Kentucky Oaks winner, lives on in her colt FAWREE.  He won a maiden race at Meydan for owner Sheikh Mohammed and breeders John A. Chandler, Jamm Ltd, Shug McGaughey & Mill Ridge Farm.

1st-MEY, $45,000, Mdn, 1-12, 3yo, 1600m, 1:37.68, ft.



Mill Ridge Farm & Nicoma Bloodstock assisted our friends/clients in racing results from the weekend.

Saturday Night's Results:

Santa Anita Park in the AMERICAN OAKS-GI, Sassy Little Lila, (f, 3, Artie Schiller/Sharp Apple),  ran 2nd. She was bred by Dr.John A. Chandler, raised & sold by Mill Ridge & mated by Nicoma Bloodstock.

Challenges and Solutions is an ongoing series in the TDN.

HEADLEY BELL, Mill Ridge Farm

What is the most pressing problem that needs to be tackled in racing, and how would you solve it?


Friends, Roy & Gretchen Jackson (Lael Stable) had two outstanding results from the weekend.  DIVINING ROD placed 2nd in the Cigar Mile H (Gl) and NO DOZING placed 2nd in the Remsen S (Gll).  Both colts were foaled and raised at Mill Ridge Farm.  Nicoma Bloodstock assisted with the matings.

CIGAR MILE H.-GI, $500,000, AQU, 11-26, 3/up, 1m, 1:35.34, ft.

1. CONNECT, 118, c, 3, by Curlin/Bullville Belle. O-Paul P Pompa Jr; B-Fox Straus KY (KY); T-Chad C Brown; J-Javier Castellano. $300,000.

Oscar Performance

Race Record

  • Breeder's Cup Juvenile Turf (G1)
  • Pilgrims Stakes (G3)
Earnings Sire Dam Sex YOB Owner Breeder Trainer
$720,132 Kitten's Joy Devine Actress Colt 2014 Amerman Racing, LLC Mrs. Jerry Amerman Brian Lynch

Oscar Performance

The Amerman Racing Stables’ Oscar Performance took command at the head of the stretch and went on to win the 10th running of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) by 1 ¼ lengths over Lancaster Bomber to kick off the 33rd Breeders’ Cup World Championships Santa Anita Park. Trained by Brian Lynch and ridden by Jose Ortiz.  It was the first Breeders’ Cup victory for Lynch and Ortiz and the second for the Amerman Racing Stable, which won the 2003 Distaff with Adoration