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Hebbronville Runs Down W V Jetsetter To Take Jersey Shore Stakes

Posted Saturday, Jul 25, 2015

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Hebbronville, named for a town in Texas, wore down W V Jetsetter, who was bred in the Lone Star State, to capture the $100,000, Grade 3 Jersey Shore Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday by a neck.

            After sitting way off early fractions of :21 2/5 for the opening quarter mile and :44 flat for the half, Hebbronville unleashed a solid stretch rally to push past W V Jetsetter in the shadow of the wire.  The winner paid $11.80, $5 and $5.20.  The exacta returned $62 with the place horse paying $5.60 and $4.80.  It was nearly seven lengths back to Joe Franklin, who paid $4.40 to show in the field of seven 3-year-old colts and geldings.

            “We’ve been trying to ease him off the pace,” said winning trainer Lynn Whiting, who in 1992 captured the Kentucky Derby with Lil E. Tee.  “Today, with all the speed in there, we thought that was the only option and it worked.  He’s faced some real nice runners in the past and today.  This was a great performance from him.  We’ll head home (Churchill Downs), digest this win and then make a plan for his future.”

            With Trevor McCarthy aboard, Hebbronville stopped the timer for six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:09 3/5.  The colt by Majesticperfection from the Tour d’Or mare More d’Amour earned his first stakes win in Saturday’s Jersey Shore.  He now sports a lifetime record of 4-1-2 from 10 starts, good for earnings just over $200,000.

            Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Sunday, July 26 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.

 


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