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Kromann Homebreds Contest New Jersey Girl Handicap

Posted Thursday, Sep 13, 2012

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Sweet Cali Cat has been awfully kind to the Kromann family and their blue hen

has the chance to rack up even more accolades when two of her daughters take on seven other fillies and mares in the $60,000 Jersey Girl Handicap on Saturday.

            Hotnslick, a three-time state-bred winner during the current Monmouth meet, and Y to Kat, who beat open company on this track in July, will run as an entry in the 1 1/16 mile contest. The race is one of the 10 restricted to New Jersey-breds for the New Jersey Thoroughbred Festival being celebrated at Monmouth on Saturday, and Sweet Cali Cat’s son Thenewmanintown will run in a maiden special for juveniles earlier on the card.

            “She’s a good old mare; she just keeps producing horses who are competitive at this level,” said Lloyd Kromann, who trains the stock that is owned by his wife, Geraldine, and bred by their son, Charles. “We’ve been breeding and racing in New Jersey for 30 years.”

            Geraldine Kromann is a retired educator who was formerly the principal at the Ranney School and Chesterbrook Academy before the merger of those two private schools. She is now the secretary of the Thoroughbred Breeders Association of New Jersey and an active voice for the organization.

            “We’re really very excited about New Jersey-bred day,” she said

            When Hotnslick made every pole a winning one her last time out here on August 30, the earnings for Sweet Cali Cat’s progeny surpassed $1 million.


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