'I Can't Believe This Is Happening': Fresh Off Bug, Kylee Jordan Headed To Breeders' Cup With Undefeated 2-Year-Old - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

‘I Can’t Believe This Is Happening’: Fresh Off Bug, Kylee Jordan Headed To Breeders’ Cup With Undefeated 2-Year-Old

Iowa-bred Tyler’s Tribe, ridden by Kylee Jordan, captures the Oct. 1 Iowa Cradle

After losing her apprentice status in September and wrapping up the riding title at Prairie Meadows at the beginning of October, 20-year-old jockey Kylee Jordan has driven down to Lexington, Ky., to get a feel for the Keeneland track alongside her undefeated equine partner, Iowa-bred sensation Tyler's Tribe.

According to Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, Jordan is currently the leading female rider in North America with 132 wins under her belt. She has been aboard Tyler's Tribe for each of his five career starts, which the pair have won by a combined margin of over 58 lengths.

“I knew he was good from the start,” Jordan told TRC. “In his first race he drew the ten hole which was outside and when he broke out of the gates he went fast. I tried keeping him with the other horses to get some experience but he just pulled away in the stretch. He doesn't feel like he's going fast but he just has a huge stride. He's amazing to ride.”

A gelded son of Sharp Azteca trained by co-owner Tim Martin, Tyler's Tribe has shipped to Keeneland well ahead of the World Championships. Martin has not yet decided whether to target the Breeders' Cup Juvenile or the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint; Tyler's Tribe has never raced on the turf, but he has also never raced beyond six furlongs.

Either way, Jordan is thrilled that Martin will be keeping her aboard Tyler's Tribe for next months' test.

“I can't believe this is happening to me,” Jordan told TRC. “I'm excited to be riding at the Breeders' Cup. As of right now, I'm not nervous. I'm excited to ride on a bigger track with the bigger jockeys. I'm excited to see the outcome.”

Read more at the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary.

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