06/14/2010 11:00PM

Assistant trainer Bernis switches to jockey agent


Frank Bernis figured that after more than 22 years as the right-hand man to Tom Amoss, it was time to try something new. Bernis has become the agent for jockey Jamie Theriot, who will ride at Ellis Park and Arlington Park after the Churchill meet ends July 4.

"I've thought about this for quite a while," said Bernis, 41.

Amoss said Bernis was an unsung hero in his stable, which has won more than 2,300 races since 1987.

"Frank's been with me since Day One," said Amoss. "He's been more like my partner than my assistant. He will be greatly, greatly missed."

Fred Aime has been working as agent for Theriot, but he will leave soon with his other rider, Miguel Mena, for Saratoga, where agents are allowed only one journeyman rider at a time.

Bernis is the son of the colorful racetrack character, Glynn "Tee Red" Bernis, a former jockey, trainer, and agent who now manages a Thoroughbred farm in Oklahoma.

Super Saver added to film

The Kentucky Derby Museum has updated its 360-degree feature film, "The Greatest Race," to incorporate the victory by Super Saver in the 2010 Derby.

Representatives of owner WinStar Farm and staff members from the Todd Pletcher stable were on hand Monday night to see the newly revised film, along with other updates in the museum to reflect the Super Saver triumph.

WinStar and winning jockey Calvin Borel also have lent memorabilia from their Derby victory for display in the front lobby of the museum.

Turf sprint tops night card

The second of four Friday night programs will be highlighted by the $66,500 Morluc, an overnight stakes at five furlongs on the turf.

Barge, with Jon Court riding for Pletcher, looks like the horse to beat in a field of eight. The Morluc goes as the 10th of 11 races, with post time at 10:52 p.m. Eastern. First post is 6 p.m.

Last Friday, a crowd of 25,012 showed up for disco night. South Beach is the theme this week.