River Jetez - J&B Met 2010
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Below are a couple of comments received via the Summerhill YouTube Channel relating to evergreen South African race mare, River Jetez.
Dear Summerhill Stud,
I just wanted to let you guys know, as a HUGE fan of River Jetez, that I thought her effort against Stacelita in the G1 Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington was fantastic!! This mare is all heart, and then some!! Anyone who’s followed Stacelita’s career, knows she was a multiple G1 winner in France. So there’s certainly no shame in a loss to her. She’s traveled the world in 2011, and more than held her own in every country she’s raced in. Not sure what Mike De Kock plans are for her now? But since I live about 90 minutes away from Churchill Downs in Kentucky, I would dearly love it if Mike De Kock brought River Jetez back stateside to race in this year’s B.C.F&M Turf!! I think River Jetez would be a fantastic addition to that race. I’m also keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll get to see her again in Dubai in 2012? Also, congrats on acquiring Master of Hounds from Coolmore, also!! He’s another that’s got a world of as of yet untapped potential. Wouldn’t surprise me if he’s one of De Kock’s Dubai World Cup horses in 2012?? Regards!!
Dearly love this mare!! She’s all heart!! River Jetez has traveled the world in 2011, and held her own everywhere she’s been!! She was awesome at Meydan during this year’s Dubai Carnival. Probably didn’t run quite as well in Hong Kong and Singapore as De Kock would’ve liked? But she certainly wasn’t shamed either. Ran a respectable Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket, and followed that up with what I thought was a splendid effort against Stacelita in the G1 Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington!! Class mare!! The 2011 Dubai Carnival was my first time ever seeing River Jetez, and I fell in love with her from the start. Although, I thought jockey error from Soumillon kept her from winning both the Cape Verdi and Balanchine. And her Duty Free 2nd to Presvis was awesome, too. I know River Jetez is getting some age on her now. But she’s just so competitive. Really would love to see De Kock bring her to Churchill Downs for this year’s B.C. F&M Turf, and hopefully back to Meydan in 2012!! TJMO!!
Many thanks for your comments. They are always very welcome. You are obviously a blue-blooded racing man who knows his stuff extremely well. We have passed on your remarks to Mike de Kock and the two owners of River Jetez, as well as posting these comments on our Blog.
Hopefully you will see her at the BC Fillies and Mares.