Rodney Jenkins

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Birth Place: Middleburg, Virginia

2017 100 21 9 9 $611,246
CAREER 4,277 884 712 611 $21,727,091

2017 SEASON: won 19 races in the local standings … went 3-for-8 during the Preakness Meet at Pimlico … had six wins and ranked 10th in purse earnings with $229,199 at Laurel’s summer stand … campaigned 3-year-old filly Shimmering Aspen to stakes wins in the Alma North and Twixt … also won the Mister Diz with Phlash Phelps … a minor injury kept Phlash Phelps out of the Maryland Million Turf, a race he won the previous two years … won with six of 27 starters during Laurel’s fall meet.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: won 14 races in the local standings in 2016…tied for sixth with six wins during Laurel’s winter-spring meet…ranked in the top 11 in purse earnings at Laurel’s winter-spring and fall stands…saddled Phlash Phelps to a defense of his title in the Maryland Million Turf…finished 2015 with 13 wins on the Maryland circuit…captured the Maryland Million Turf with favored Phlash Phelps…The Great Notion gelding was perfect in four starts, including a victory in the Find Stakes during Laurel Park’s summer meet…ranked in the top 20 in the Maryland standings 15 times in the last 16 years including 2014, with 15 wins…Also last year won the General George Handicap (G3) with Bandbox and saddled Golden Years to three wins from four starts including the Maryland Million Nursery and Marylander Stakes…finished in the top 100 nationally in wins three times during a four-year period from 2007-2010captured 2002 Laurel summer meet title…named outstanding trainer by MTHA in 2003…conditioned Willa On The Move, who finished second in the Miss Preakness (G3) and Acorn (G2)…trained multiple stakes winners Outstander, Mt. Carson and G3 winner Running Tide…Chasin Tiger won five races in the state during the 2007 campaign…first winner was Wolftalk on August 2, 1998 at Laurel Park…during a 24-hour period from Nov. 11-12, 2009 won six races, including four at Laurel Park.

PERSONAL: dominated the American show ring in the 1960s, '70s and through most of the '80s, and retired as the sports winningest rider...inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame in 1999, and the roster of fine horses ridden by Jenkins reads like a Hall of Fame entry in itself, topped by one of the greatest -- Idle Dice…won more than 70 grand prix classes, rode on ten winning Nations Cup teams between 1973 and 1987, earned two silver medals in the 1987 Pan American Games as a member of the US Equestrian Team.