|Breeder||Prestonwood Farm, Inc|
|Owner||Fox Hill Farms|
|Demoiselle Stakes (1999)
Selima Stakes (1999)
Alabama Stakes (2000)
Coaching Club American Oaks (2000)
Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (2000)
Cotillion Handicap (2000)
Comely Stakes (2000)
|Last updated on September 19, 2009|
Jostle (foaled in 1997 in Kentucky) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse. The daughter of Brocco is probably best remembered for posting a 3-length score in the mile and an eighth Grade II $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 19, 2000.
In the spring of 1997, Jostle was born near Versailles, Kentucky at Prestonwood Farm, now known as WinStar Farm, owned by Jack Art, and J. R. Preston, whose better-known horses include Da Hoss and Victory Gallop.
In her first year of racing at age two, Jostle won three of her first four races, breaking her maiden in the summer of 1999. Later that summer, she won an allowance race, and in early fall, she lined up against stakes company and won the Polly Drummond Stakes, a six furlong sprint at Delaware Park. In November, Jostle stepped up to the grade two Demoiselle Stakes run at Aqueduct Racetrack at one and 1/8 miles for a purse of $200,000. She won, and her connections wheeled back in three weeks to run on the turf at Laurel Park Racecourse in the mile and 1/16 Selima Stakes. She won the grade three race.
Jostle was freshened in the winter of 2000, then won the grade two Comely Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack in April. In May, her connections entered her in the second jewel of America's defacto Filly Triple Crown, the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes. Jostle was the fourth choice at 9-2 on the morning line in a strong field of eight stakes winners that included 1999 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Cash Run, Rings A Chime and March Magic, who had beaten her earlier in the year. Jostle's former jockey Edgar Prado was replaced by Kent Desormeaux and won the race, earning $150,000.
Later that year, Jostle competed in three grade one stakes races in New York. She won the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont Park near New York City at one and 1/4 miles and the Alabama Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in upstate New York at the same distance. She also placed second in the grade one Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont at one mile and 1/8. Jostle finished her sophomore season with five wins and two seconds in eight starts and was named one of three finalists for the Eclipse Award for American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly in 2000.
In the 2000 International Classification (the forerunner of the World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings), Jostle was given a rating of 122, ranking her equal with Spain as the second best three-year-old filly in the world (and the best in America), four pounds below the top-rated French filly Egyptband.