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This Sunday’s Eddie Read Stakes is pitting some of the best turf horses in America against each other and Jen Ferguson is here to show us what makes them successful racehorses on the turf.

Run for the first time in 1974, the Eddie Read Stakes is run at 1 1/8 miles on the turf and Wickerr, Fastness, Special Ring, and Acclamation have each won the race twice. Corey Nakatani and Bobby Frankel have the most wins in the jockey and trainer categories with five and seven, respectively. Four different owners have won the race to times with Edmund A. Gann (1981-82) and Prestonwood Farm (2003-04) each winning consecutive runnings of the race.

The Jockey Club Tour on FOX will be at Del Mar and Saratoga with live coverage of the Eddie Read and TVG Coaching Club American Oaks on FOX Sports 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 20.

$300,000 Eddie Read Stakes
Sunday, Del Mar, Race 5, 7 p.m. ET
1 1/8 miles, turf, 3-year-olds and up
TV coverage: Fox Sports 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. ET

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Horse

Jockey

Trainer

1

Spring Up

Corey Nakatani

John Sadler

2

Summer Front

Joe Bravo

Christophe Clement

3

Cogito

Mario Gutierrez

Edward Freeman

4

Horizontalyspeakin

Joe Talamo

John Sadler

5

Unbridled Command

Elvis Trujillo

Peter Miller

6

Tom's Tribute

Mike Smith

James Cassidy

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Jen Ferguson

Jen Ferguson is an artist whose interest in depicting racehorses and track life goes back to early childhood, when she was obsessed with drawing horses and jockeys out of Blood-Horse magazines she got from her uncle, who owned and raced Thoroughbreds. In fact, her first childhood drawings were of racehorses.

In 2009, she published a book of drawings and stories based on expeditions to Aqueduct titled “Railbirds: My Life at the Track.” Jen spent last August working on drawings at Saratoga Race Course and plans to return for the 2013 meet. She currently works in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she draws regularly at Aqueduct and Belmont Park. If you see her sketching at the track, say hello!

More of Jen’s work plus her racetrack sketchbook in progress can be seen at jenferguson.com

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Jen Ferguson

Jen Ferguson is an artist whose interest in depicting racehorses and track life goes back to early childhood, when she was obsessed with drawing horses and jockeys out of Blood-Horse magazines she got from her uncle, who owned and raced Thoroughbreds. In fact, her first childhood drawings were of racehorses.

In 2009, she published a book of drawings and stories based on expeditions to Aqueduct titled “Railbirds: My Life at the Track.” Jen spent last August working on drawings at Saratoga Race Course and plans to return for the 2013 meet. She currently works in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she draws regularly at Aqueduct and Belmont Park. If you see her sketching at the track, say hello!

More of Jen’s work plus her racetrack sketchbook in progress can be seen at jenferguson.com

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