Surely Jerada Ace is the only Australian broodmare,thoroughbred or standardbred, to boast three winners in four days in recent history.

This stud book gem, began her terrific trifecta at Menangle last Tuesday when Jerada’s Delight won a Breeder’s Crown heat. This was win number four, for the three year old Bettor’s Delight filly under the expert tutelage of Mark Hewitt.

Jerada's Delight wins at Menangle 17/07/18

Jerada's Delight wins at Menangle 17/07/18

Fast forward to Penrith two nights later, and first starter Jerada Gotta Major{by Art Major} led throughout to win his CO in 1.58.4. The four year old is extremely green, and it took all the experience of Ross Adams to coax him home.

To Wagga on Friday afternoon, and two year old filly Ace Reporter{ by Sportswriter} overcame a tough run to win easily. Like Jerada’s Delight, Ace Reporter is trained and driven by Mark Hewitt.

“Super Mum” Jerada Ace is a rising 13 year old by the champion Christian Cullen from Bridge Player(by Classic Garry}, and is a half sister to the brilliant Victorian pacer San Carlo, winner of 21 races.

At first glance Jerada Ace’s race record doesn’t look overly impressive, but she had a lot more ability than her 4 win tally suggests.

Her former trainer Colin Edwards tells me, she was never completely sound, and raced for most of her career with tendon problems in both forelegs. “On a good day she would give me a great feel”, recalled Col.”It’s a miracle she lasted 19 runs, and in one of those wins she went 1.56.4. In the early days on the new track at Menangle, that was a very tidy run. Today it wouldn’t win you a CO”.

Owner Ray Cahill sent her to stud, and her first foal, an Art major filly called Second Hand News managed to win a race at Newcastle.

She lost her second foal, but followed up with a Bettor’s Delight filly which raced as Acesrbettor. “She was tractable early in the piece, but lost her way shortly afterwards”, recalled Col Edwards. “By the time she got to the races, she was a raving lunatic. Had you let her go in the score up, she would have climbed over the mobile gate”.

Not surprisingly she wasn’t sighted in four race starts.

Then came her 3 recent winners Jerada’s Delight, Jerada Gotta Major and Ace Reporter by different sires. She missed in 2015, but last Spring dropped a neat colt by A Rocknroll Dance USA.

Following the birth of that colt, owner Ray Cahill “gifted” the mare to Alex Tout, who has worked for the Success Stud at Young, for the past six years.

Alex now anxiously awaits the arrival of Jerada Ace’s next foal, by former NZ champion Auckland Reactor. He had no background in harness racing before joining Success Stud, but has slowly become besotted by the standardbred breed

Alex is still trying to get his head around Jerada’s unique achievement last week. He may well be the only broodmare owner in the nation currently, with such impressive bragging rights. 

Jerada Ace (Christian Cullen - Bridge Player)

Jerada Ace (Christian Cullen - Bridge Player)