Sometimes there are no words – just gratitude and awe. Preservationist’s stakes debut as a long time coming, and he didn’t disappoint. Preservationist blew the doors off of a talented field, including G1 winners Catholic Boy and Pavel, in the G2 Suburban. Everything about the performance was sublime, including the authoritative margin of victory (4 1/2-lengths) and sparkling final time (1:59.99). The performance, beneath regular rider Junior Alvarado, instantly stamped him as one of the nation’s best older horses. We couldn’t be more grateful to the phenomenal horsemen and women, headed by Jimmy Jerkens, Paula Parsons, and Dr. Carr, who have developed Preservationist, and the partners who let it happen. Read more:
- “Preservationist upsets Catholic Boy in Suburban“
- “Preservationist’s big breakthrough and other weekend stakes notes“
- “Preservationist more of an attitude than a name“
Surely in some language the name “Jerkens” translates to “patience.” 6yo career top (and what a top it was) from Preservationist.
— Marcus Hersh (@DRFHersh) July 6, 2019
Preservationist finally delivers on that limitless potential and rewards @J_JerkensRacing‘s and @Centennial_Farm‘s patience. That was a beautiful ride by @juniorjockey who didn’t panic when Catholic Boy make that early move. 1 1/4 miles in 1:59 4/5 is pretty impressive.
— David Aragona (@HorseToWatch) July 6, 2019
— David Grening (@DRFGrening) July 6, 2019