Friday, September 14 2012
Monmouth Park Barn Notes for Thursday, September 13, 2012
NEW JERSEY-BRED HORSE OF THE YEAR HEADLINES HESSE
Hermosillo, the reigning New Jersey-bred Horse of the Year and champion Handicap Horse, returns to square off against state-bred company on Saturday when he defends his title in the $75,000 Charles Hesse III Handicap. The stakes is the featured race of 10 to be run as part of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Festival at Monmouth Park.
Hermosillo may share his name with the capital of the Sonora region of Mexico, but he is a true son of the Garden State. Bred by Monmouth based trainer Eddie Broome and owned by Kenwood racing LLC, the 8-year-old gelding has made 39 of his 65 starts at Monmouth and eight of his 11 wins were on this track. During his 2011 fall campaign, he racked up three consecutive victories here and the highlight was the Hesse.
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