Jeremiah Englehart notches victory in $2,000,000 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies with Ria Antonia
Ria Antonia was awarded the victory in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on Saturday to give trainer Jeremiah Englehart his first Breeders’ Cup win. The 32-1 longshot finished second in the rich event at Santa Anita under Javier Castellano, but was placed first after She’s a Tiger was disqualified by a majority stewards ruling.
Englehart is the first Finger Lakes conditioner to saddle a Breeders Cup’ victor. He was successful in his second trip to the world championship events. He previously started Tamarind Hall in the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint in 2011.
Englehart has been training since 2003 and has a total of nine stakes wins including three in graded events.
His father Chris is the top trainer at Finger Lakes and his younger brother Jeffrey began conditioning this year.
“I’m really happy for Jeremiah”, said Jeffrey Englehart. “He deserves it and I’m proud of him.”
Ria Antonia was equipped with blinkers for the prestigious race after she finished off the board in the Grade 1 Frizette at Belmont on October 5. The 2-year-old filly owned by Loooch Racing Stable, Inc. and Christopher Dunn scored her first stakes win in the one mile and one-sixteenth route and paid $66.60, $29.80 and $17.40. She’s a Tiger was the original winner that was placed second and returned $6.40 and $4.80. Rosalind was third and paid $6.80.
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