James A. Jerkens

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James A. Jerkens
Occupation Trainer
Born January 24, 1959
Bay Shore, New York, United States
Major racing wins

Astarita Stakes (1997, 1999)
Humana Distaff Handicap (2002)
Brooklyn Handicap (2003)
Jamaica Handicap (2004)
Bold Ruler Handicap (2006)
Ashland Stakes (2007)
Gulfstream Park Handicap (2007)
Metropolitan Handicap (2007)
Matron Stakes (2008)
Acorn Stakes (2008)
Dwyer Stakes (2008)
Fountain of Youth Stakes (2009)
Florida Derby (2009)
Travers Stakes (2010, 2014)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Mile (2005)
Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (2007)
Significant horses
Artie Schiller, Corinthian, Christmas Kid
Lord Langfuhr, Sir Greeley, Quality Road

James A. "Jimmy" Jerkens is an American Thoroughbred horse trainer. His father, U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee H. Allen Jerkens, and brother, Steve Jerkens, are also trainers.

He won the Breeders' Cup Mile in 2005 with Artie Schiller and the 2007 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile with Corinthian.

In 2009, Jerkens won the Fountain of Youth Stakes and the Florida Derby with Quality Road, making the colt one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby. In 2014, he had similar success with Wicked Strong, winner of the Wood Memorial and Jim Dandy Stakes. Later in the summer, he had a rare 1-2 finish in the Travers Stakes with Wicked Strong and winner V.E. Day.