Bee Jersey’s First Foal a Filly

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Bee Jersey (inside) winning the 2018 Met Mile | Sarah Andrew

The first foal for Darby Dan stallion Bee Jersey (Jersey Town–Bees, by Rahy) is a filly out of Ice Tales (Tale of Ekati) foaled Jan. 31 at Clearbrook Farm in Paris, KY. She was bred by Charles Fipke, who raced both the sire and dam.

“She’s a beautiful, long-legged filly,” said Clearbrook Farm’s Bill Anderson. “She’s well-balanced and we’re very happy with her.”

Bee Jersey began his career under the tutelage of Doug Watson in Dubai, where he was second to future dual G1 Dubai World Cup hero Thunder Snow (Ire) (Helmet {Aus}) in the 2017 G3 UAE 2000 Guineas. Transferred to Steve Asmussen later that season, Bee Jersey won four of his five subsequent starts, besting GISW Girvin (Tale of Ekati) by 5 1/2 lengths in the GIII Steve Sexton Mile S. before holding off MGI/G1SW Mind Your Biscuits (Posse) in the GI Metropolitan H., stopping the clock in 1:33.13, good for a 109 Beyer Speed Figure.

Bee Jersey hails from the female family of Weekend Surprise (Secretariat), dam of Classic winners A.P. Indy and Summer Squall.

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