|Breeder||Prestonwood Farm, Inc.|
|Owner||Fox Hill Farms|
|Jostle is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Moon Drone by Brocco. She was born around 1997 in the United States, and was bred by Prestonwood Farm, Inc..|
Demoiselle Stakes (1999)|
Polly Drummond Stakes (1999)
Selima Stakes (1999)
Alabama Stakes (2000)
Coaching Club American Oaks (2000)
Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (2000)
Cotillion Handicap (2000)
Comely Stakes (2000)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on September 19, 2009|
Jostle (foaled in 1997 in Kentucky) is an American Thoroughbred filly racehorse. The daughter of Brocco will best be remembered for posting a 3-length score in the mile and an eighth $250,000 Grade II Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in May 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 Drummand Stakes, a six furlong sprint at Delaware Park. In November Jostle stepped up again in an ambitious move to the grade two Demoiselle Stakes run at Aqueduct Racetrack at one and 1/8 miles for a purse of $200,000. She won that race with ease so much so that her connections wheeled back in a short three weeks to run on the turf at Laurel Park Racecourse in the mile an 1/16 Selima Stakes. She won the grade three Selima in style and with two graded stakes win in the month of November it propelled her to the top ten of her class.
Three year-old season
Jostle was freshened in the winter of 2000 but made a big splash in her debut by winning the grade two Comely Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrak in April. In May her connections decided to enter 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 for the Black-Eyed Susan. Desormeaux allowed Jostle to drop back into a stalking position while Cash Run blazed to the lead, setting very ambitious fractions of :22, :46, and 1:11.
By the time the field reached the three-eighths pole, Jostle had stolen a dance on March Magic, who was seven lengths back early in the race. Jostle moved up outside Cash Run and took the lead nearing the five-sixteenths pole as Cash Run faded. At the top of the lane, March Magic made a menacing four-wide move. But Desormeaux settled Jostle down for the stretch run, and even though she tired noticeably down the stretch, she still had enough to hold off March Magic, who ducked in and lost momentum when jockey Richard Migliore asked for her best. Impending Bear got up in the final strides to nip Cash Run for third. Jostle earned $150,000 for her Black-Eyed Susan win.
Later that year, Jostle had three impressive performances in very prestigious 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 that 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.