Hieronymus Excels at Thoroughbred Makeover

October 16, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky.— Named for former Keeneland Director of Broadcast Services G.D. Hieronymus, the 5-year-old multiple stakes winner Hieronymus won the competitive trail division at this year’s Thoroughbred Makeover, which concluded Oct. 15.

The Makeover, held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, is the largest Thoroughbred retraining competition in the world for recently retired racehorses. Keeneland is a major sponsor of the competition, which features 10 disciplines, including barrel racing, competitive trail, dressage, jumping, polo, ranch work and freestyle.

Godolphin, who bred and raced Hieronymus, sponsored the competitive trail class in the name of its Godolphin Life Care racehorse rehoming program. Among the horses in the class was champion and multiple Keeneland stakes winner Whitmore, who placed ninth.

Hieronymus, who was trained and ridden at the Makeover by Isabel Wells, is a son of Girolamo. Brad Cox trained him to win five races in nine starts, including three stakes at Fair Grounds and Canterbury Park, and earn $207,652.

Keeneland Press Release

Photo: Hieronymus (outside) in his racing days, wins the 2021 Mystic Lake Mile at Canterbury Park (Coady Photography)

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