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Evening Jewel


Evening Jewel
Sire Northern Afleet
Dam Jewel of the Night
Grandsire Afleet
Damsire Giant's Causeway
Gender Filly
Foaled 2007
Country United States
Color Gray
Breeder Braly Family Trust
Owner Braly Family Trust
Trainer James M. Cassidy
Record 10: 4-5-0
Earnings $606,943
Summary
Evening Jewel is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Jewel of the Night by Northern Afleet . She was born around 2007 in the United States, and was bred by Braly Family Trust.
Major wins
California Breeders' Cup (2009)
Ashland Stakes (2010)
Honeymoon Handicap (2010)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)


Evening Jewel (foaled 2007) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse by Northern Afleet out of Jewel of the Night, by Giant's Causeway. Northern Afleet is also the sire of 2005 Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes winner Afleet Alex. S Evening Jewel is trained by James M. Cassidy and owned by the Braly Family Trust.

Said to have a "nice front running fashion," on April 3, 2010 she proved herself worthy of that years Kentucky Oaks when she took the Grade I Ashland Stakes. The Ashland Stakes was the third win in the 10 starts of Evening Jewel's career, and it improved her earnings to $410,600. She also has four seconds.

2010 Kentucky Oaks

The Kentucky Oaks, run on April 30th (the day before the Kentucky Derby), Evening Jewel faced heavily favored Blind Luck. Beaten by a nose by Blind Luck earlier this year, she has run with top male contenders, finishing second to the eventual Robert B. Lewis Stakes winner. In the Ashland Stakes she beat Beautician who had outrun Blind Luck in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

Evening Jewel drew post 11 for the Kentucky Oaks, and was installed at 10-to-1 odds in the morning line and ridden by regular jockey Kent Desormeaux.

In the Kentucky Oaks, after leading for most of the way, Blind Luck again nipped Evening Jewel by a nose. It was considered a determined effort. If Evening Jewel had won the race, it would have been her jockey's (Kent Desormeaux) second victory of the day. He and Unrivaled Belle delivered a loss to Rachel Alexandra, 2009 Horse of the Year, by a neck.

On May 31, 2010, Evening Jewel took the Honeymoon Handicap in her turf debut.

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