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  • Jersey Girl

    Chestnut mare foaled in 1995 by Belong to Me-Miss Bold Appeal, by Valid Appeal

    Breeder: Mac Fehsenfeld
    Owner:  Ackerley Brothers Farm

    Trainer: Todd Pletcher

    Record:  11 starts: 9 wins, 1 second.  Earnings of $571,136

     Jersey Girl was born on March 16, 1995 at Brookside Farm in Colts Neck.  She sold for $220,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Florida Select 2-year-olds in training sale and raced during her career for Ackerley Brothers Farm and trainer Todd PletcherJersey Girl was a versatile filly who won at distances ranging from 5 furlongs to 1 1/8 miles. She captured the Astoria Stakes at 2 and was 7 for 7 as a 3-year-old, including Grade 1 wins in the Acorn Stakes, Mother Goose Stakes, and Test Stakes. 

    As a broodmare her most successful runner to date is multiple graded stakes winner Jersey Town, who was victorious in the Cigar Mile Handicap-G1 and Kelso Handicap-G2.

    Jersey Girl was inducted in the New Jersey-bred Hall of Fame in 2014.

  • Blue Sparkler

    Chestnut mare foaled in 1952 by Knave High-Blue Tiara, by Opera Hat

    Breeder: Woodland Farm
    Owner:   Woodland Farm
    Trainer:  Harry Wells

    Record:  22 starts: 11 wins, 7 seconds.  Earnings of $198,625


    Blue Sparkler, the nation's champion older mare of 1956, was foaled at Amory L. Haskell's Woodland Farm in Middletown, New JerseyBlue Sparkler won four of her five starts as a 2-year-old, including victories in the Wanda Stakes and Home Bred Handicap, and finished second in the New Jersey Breeders' Stakes. As a 3-year-old she won the Miss Woodford Stakes and was second in the Monmouth Oaks to eventual champion Misty Morn. In 1956, her championship season, Blue Sparkler won the Regret Handicap, Molly Pitcher Handicap and beat males in the $100,000 Atlantic City Handicap.

    Blue Sparkler was inducted in the New Jersey-bred Hall of Fame in 2014.


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