With live racing handle equaling and most days surpassing the prior year, Wyoming Downs wraps up a surprisingly successful 2020 season this weekend as one of the few tracks in the country operating with spectators.
Due to the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the fall meet at Zia Park, scheduled to run 54 days beginning September 21 and running through December 22, is uncertain.
Louisiana horseman Elliot Clark, Sr., who raced champion and legendary sire Mr Jess Perry, died Saturday (August 8) in Opelousas, Louisiana due to complications from COVID-19. He was 84.
The American colonists loved horse racing. With no racetracks, however, they improvised by limiting their races to shorter distances in clearings – and Quarter Horse racing was born.
Mr Jess Jenkins came into the All American trials with three starts, having failed to place in any of his races. He started with an eighth in his first start, a sixth in his second start and a fourth in his third start. Along the way, Mr Jess Jenkins went through a life changing event when he was gelded. The fourth start for Mr Jess Jenkins was in the first day of the All American trials, breaking his maiden and posting the third fastest time of the day in :21.751.
Our look at the win by Apocalyptical Jess will show us that it isn’t just patience and persistence that can get you to the winner’s circle.