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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

Mill Ridge has raised/sold 34 G1 winners and 8 Breeders' Cup Winners since 2000. 

Friends/clients, John & Jerry Amerman won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf with OSCAR PERFORMANCE.  The colt was raised at Mill Ridge and mated by Nicoma Bloodstock

BREEDERS' CUP JUVENILE TURF-GI, $922,070, SA, 11-4, 2yo, c/g, 1mT, 1:33.28, fm.

Mill Ridge is proud to have friends/clients that have an entry in the Breeders' Cup races.  GOOD LUCK!

Filly & Mare Sprint - SPELLING AGAIN (Awesome Again/Spelling) - B/George Strawbridge, Jr.

Turf - METABOSS (Street Boss/Spinning Yarns) - B/Mr. & Mrs. John Tofan, METABOSS was raised & sold by Mill Ridge.

Juvenile - GORMLEY - B/Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Moss

Turf Sprint - A LOT - O/Amerman Racing Stables

Turf Sprint - HOLY LUTE - B/Lynn Schiff

Congratulations to our friend/client, Alpha Delta Stables.  Their homebred LEWIS BAY won the G3 Turnback The Alarm @ Belmont on Saturday.

TURNBACK THE ALARM H.-GIII, $200,000, BEL, 10-29, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16m, 1:42.09, ft.

1--LEWIS BAY, 117, f, 3, by Bernardini/Summer Raven (GSW, $168,910)($170,000 RNA Ylg '14 KEESEP). O/B-Alpha Delta Stables, LLC (KY); T-Chad C. Brown; J-Irad Ortiz, Jr. $120,000. Lifetime Record: 9-4-3-1, $755,600. 

2--Flora Dora, 115, f, 3, First Dude/Aidan

Mill Ridge Farm Filly Earns ‘Rising Star’ at Belmont

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

3rd-BEL, $75,000, Msw, 10-5, 2yo, f, 7f, 1:23.00, ft.

CURSOR, f, 2, by Quality Road/Scarlet Love

Mill Ridge raised and/or sold the following stakes winners from the weekend.  Congratulations to our friends/clients.

MR. STEELE S., $75,000, GP, 10-1, 3yo/up, 1mT, 1:36.96, gd.

1--DIAMOND BACHELOR, 121, g, 5, War Front/Seasoned {MSP},  ($100,000 Wlg '11 KEENOV; $195,000 Ylg '12 FTSAUG; $570,000 2yo '13 BARMAR). O-Diamond 100 Racing Club, LLC, Robert Trussell & Patrick L. Biancone, LLC; B-Jamm, Ltd. (KY); T-Patrick L. Biancone; J-Lane J. Luzzi.$45,105. Lifetime Record: 32-4-4-0, $301,440.

Friend/clients, John & Jerry Amerman, breeder of Oscar Nominated won on Sunday.  Oscar Nominated was raised at Mill Ridge.


EXACTA SYSTEMS DUELING GROUNDS DERBY, $346,710, KD, 9-11, 3yo, 1 5/16mT, 2:11.45, fm.