Derby Contenders

Brereton C. Jones

Brereton Jones was the Governor of Kentucky from 1991-1995 and is a founding member of KEEP (Kentucky Equine Education Project). In 2008 he was the recipient of the Warner L Jones Horseman of the Year Award for outstanding service to the thoroughbred industry. Jones and wife Libby are the owners of Airdrie Stud in Lexington, Kentucky which stands 10 stallions including Proud Citizen. Airdrie has bred over 135 stakes winners and has sold horses at public auction over the last 30 years. They are consistently among the leading breeders in the country. Jones has teamed up with trainer Larry Jones to win the 2012 Kentucky Oaks with Believe You Can the 2008 Kentucky Oaks with Proud Spell, who would also win the Alabama at Saratoga and earn an Eclipse for Outstanding Three-Year-Old. Other recent top horses include Biofuel, No Such Word and Mark Valeski and Mr. Bowling.