08/12/2015 5:07PM

Allen Jerkens Day to honor late trainer


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Saturday has been designated as Allen Jerkens Day at Saratoga, to commemorate the life of the Hall of Fame trainer who died earlier this year in Florida.

A ceremony will be held with Jerkens family in the winner’s circle which will include replays of Jerkens’s greatest races and a video tribute from those who knew him well. There will also be a commemorative cover and a special section devoted to Jerkens in Saturday’s program.

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Big Man with a Huge Heart . The Chief had a positive impact on more people than anyone will ever know. From Hot Walkers to the Owners and everyone in between.
Tom More than 1 year ago
Why was there such short notice given regarding H. Allen Jerkens Day? Announced on Wednesday that it will take place on Saturday? Disgraceful, but what do you expect from NYRA? Give Chris Kay ANOTHER bonus, he deserves it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was honor to share barn # 14 at Gulfstream Park with The Chief for the past three years, he was the kindest and smartest trainer that I ever met, He will me missed, RIP CHIEF