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Could three be a charm for 8-year-old Richard’s Kid, who is trying in this Sunday’s Pacific Classic to be its only three-time winner? Or will impressive Game On Dude, who is training well at Del Mar, continue his five-race winning streak? Or perhaps last year’s winner, Dullahan, who had a rough time of it in Dubai, will come back to form and make painting the paddock lawn jockey in anyone else’s silk colors an unnecessary job.

From this year’s field, Richard’s Kid and Dullahan seem to adore Del Mar’s Polytrack surface. With other notable entries – Game On Dude, Liaison, Kettle Corn, filly Byrama, Delegation, Endorsement, Farraaj, Hawk’s Eyes, You Know I Know, and Jeranimo - this race features a great mixture of age and experience.

A win in the Pacific Classic is not only an automatic entry into the Breeder’s Cup Classic and a $1-million purse, but also a victory in one of the premier races of the season. The winner will also be honored in perpetuity with an oil portrait that will hang in the Del Mar Clubhouse.

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Jen Ferguson

Jen Ferguson is an artist whose interest in depicting racehorses and track life goes back to early childhood, when she was obsessed with drawing horses and jockeys out of Blood-Horse magazines she got from her uncle, who owned and raced Thoroughbreds. In fact, her first childhood drawings were of racehorses.

In 2009, she published a book of drawings and stories based on expeditions to Aqueduct titled “Railbirds: My Life at the Track.” Jen spent last August working on drawings at Saratoga Race Course and plans to return for the 2013 meet. She currently works in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she draws regularly at Aqueduct and Belmont Park. If you see her sketching at the track, say hello!

More of Jen’s work plus her racetrack sketchbook in progress can be seen at jenferguson.com

Image Description

Jen Ferguson

Jen Ferguson is an artist whose interest in depicting racehorses and track life goes back to early childhood, when she was obsessed with drawing horses and jockeys out of Blood-Horse magazines she got from her uncle, who owned and raced Thoroughbreds. In fact, her first childhood drawings were of racehorses.

In 2009, she published a book of drawings and stories based on expeditions to Aqueduct titled “Railbirds: My Life at the Track.” Jen spent last August working on drawings at Saratoga Race Course and plans to return for the 2013 meet. She currently works in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she draws regularly at Aqueduct and Belmont Park. If you see her sketching at the track, say hello!

More of Jen’s work plus her racetrack sketchbook in progress can be seen at jenferguson.com

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