Hebbronville rallies to take the Grade 3 Jersey Shore S.
RSS Feeds Sunday, July 26, 2015
Jockey Trevor McCarthy had to go widest of all with Hebbronville in the $100,000 Jersey Shore S. (G3), but the 3-year-old colt was able to get the victory by a neck to earn his first graded stakes win.

Hebbronville is owned by a partnership led by Choctaw Racing Stable, who purchased the colt for $250,000 out of the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-old sale.

Hebbronville looked to have little room at the head of the Monmouth Park stretch, when McCarthy decided to circle horses and take aim on W V Jetsetter, chasing him down late to win in a quick 1:09.65 for the six furlongs (VIDEO).

"I didn't want to rush him too much so we didn't go after the early speed," McCarthy said. "I was all right with going to the outside, because he had a lot left when we were rounding the turn. He is the kind of horse the more you ask of him, the more he gives. He just kept fighting until the wire."

The victory was the second straight for Hebronville, who is trained by Lynn Whiting.

"We've been trying to ease him off the pace," Whiting said. "Today, with all the speed in there, we thought that was the only option and it worked.  He's faced some real nice runners in the past and today.  This was a great performance from him.  We'll head home (to Churchill Downs), digest this win and then make a plan for his future."

Hebbronville was bred in Kentucky by Padua Stables, out of the Tour d'Or mare More d'Amour, and has $214,850 in earnings, with a record of 4-1-2 from 10 career starts.