01/21/2016 2:06PM

Charming Kitten looks imposing in Allen Jerkens Stakes


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Todd Pletcher won 15 stakes races last winter at Gulfstream Park, including the Grade 1 Florida Derby with Materiality. But none of those victories may have meant as much to Pletcher as the one Unitarian posted in the inaugural running of the two-mile Allen Jerkens Stakes, a race named after the Hall of Fame horseman who died less than seven weeks after presenting the trophy in an emotional ceremony in the winner’s circle.