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Jumron Won scores nice home

June 5, 2006     E-mail this page to a friend!

By Michael Costanzo
Auburn, WA (June 4) - After a six-year racing career and 11 thrilling victories, including seven stakes wins at Emerald Downs, Jumron Won has been retired, according to trainer Jim Fergason.

The 8-year-old gelding will finish his career as the second leading money earner in Emerald history with $328,274 in the bank, trailing Kid Katabatic who heads the list with $332,100.

The son of Jumron will recuperate at Ellen Alexander's farm in Graham. Alexander plans to allow the horse to live out his life in Graham. "He was a nice horse," Fergason said. "I like to see a nice horse go to a nice home."

Jumron Won started twice this year, winning his first appearance of the season in a $3,500 claiming race. Fergason claimed the horse that day from owner Billie Klokstad and trainer Bud Klokstad. The Klokstad's owned and conditioned the horse from the beginning of his career.

Jumron Won's last appearance came on June 2 when the veteran irritated an old leg injury, which prompted his retirement.

The gelding had 40 starts in his career with a record of 11-5-9 and lifetime earnings of $366,574. Jumron Won's sophomore season was his most impressive, as he was the Emerald Downs earnings leader with $148,600, which included four stakes wins. In that memorable season he finished first in the Emerald Breeders' Cup Derby, Seattle Slew Breeders' Cup, Pepsi-Cola Handicap, and the Auburn Stakes.

During the gelding's two-year-old campaign, he won the Captain Condo Stakes, the NWSS Strong Ruler Stakes, and the Gottstein Futurity. He was honored as the Top 3-year-old Male in 2001 and Top Juvenile Male in 2000.