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Connections

Michelle Nevin

Trainer

Jay Em Ess Stable

Owner

Mace Siegel and his daughter Samantha are the owners of Jay Em Ess Stable. Mace is the founder of Macerich Company, which is involved in developing, managing, and owning shopping malls.He became a race fan while growing up where he visited the racetracks in New Jersey and New York.  In 1962, Mace met his future wife, Jan, at the New York racetrack, Aqueduct.  Mace and Jan purchased their first racehorse in 1964 and experienced their first stakes win in 1976 with Wininreno.  Mace played a large role in the Thoroughbred Owners of California as a founding member and a vice president for many years.His daughter Samantha was appointed to the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders’ Association Sales Integrity Program Monitoring Committee in 2008 and is an expert in pedigree and conformation.  Samantha is also a member of CARMA, the California Retirement Management Account, which helps place racehorses in new homes once they retire.Jay Em Ess Stable owned Eclipse Award winner Declan’s Moon, millionaire Urbane, and multiple Grade II winner Arson Squad.  Took home the award for leading owner in 2009 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and at Hollywood Park’s Spring/Summer Meet in 2007.Their Kentucky Derby 137 hopeful is Boys At Tosconova who won the Grade I Hopeful Stakes and finished second in the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs in November. Boys At Tosconova is owned in partnership with Hot Racing Stable LLC.Jay Em Ess Stable has 50 horses in training with Bruce Headley, Ron Ellis, Peter Miller, Paul McGee, and Rick Dutrow.Mace Siegel was born on September 1, 1925 and Samantha Siegel was born on May 10, 1965. They both reside in Beverly Hills, California.

Pedigree

Ruby Lips is out of the Rubiano mare It’s a Ruby, who never managed to break her maiden on track but has found success in the breeding shed by producing stakes winners Like a Gem and Win and Reign as well as dual Grade 3-placed Cool Gator.

Like a Gem is herself the dam of Grade 3 winner Hard Not to Like, who, like Ruby Lips, is a daughter of Hard Spun. Hard Not to Like ran sixth in last year’s Kentucky Oaks following a runner-up finish in the Grade 1 Ashland.

Hard Spun was a Grade 1 winner on track, earning more than $2.6 million while placing in the likes of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Breeders’ Cup Classic.

His offspring includes the likes of reigning champion three-year-old filly Questing as well as Grade 1 diva Zo Impressive.

Ruby Lips’ dam is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner and sire Firery Ensign as well as stakes scorers Senor Verde and Kimberlight.

This female family is also responsible for Venezuelan champion Tan Bonita, dual Canadian champion Ben Fab, and Grade/Group 2 heroes Run Away and Hide and Davide Umbro.

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