Dr. James and Mary Beth Perkins
James and Mary Beth Perkins (Aithon Stables, LLC) went from 1/128th ownership of two low-level claimers to Graded Stakes Winning Owners in one year. The Perkins joined the Emerald Racing Club in 2014. It was the first year Emerald Downs’ Emerald Racing Club, a low-cost, no risk introduction to racehorse ownership and they were one of 128 owners for two horses - Dancing Yodeler, a $3,500 claimer, and Anelina, a $6,250 claimer.
Their buy-in to the Club was a flat $500. Part of the Club “curriculum” is owner seminars, breeding farm tours, sales prep farm tours, and a trip to the WTBOA yearling sale at Emerald Downs.
The Perkins took what they learned from the Emerald Racing Club and jumped into horse ownership in a big way, purchasing Belle Hill out of the 2014 Fasig Tipton Summer Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale for $250,000.
The Sky Mesa filly nearly swept the Emerald Downs stakes division for three-year-old fillies, winning three of four stakes at Emerald Downs before legitimizing her talent with a victory in the Grade 3 Autumn Miss Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Please click on the button below for more of the bio and comments from James & Mary Beth.