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Jed Cohen had to gather a bunch of friends to buy his first racehorse in the early 1960s because no one had the $2,500 needed. Capricious Jenny she ran as a $2,500 purchase, and when her trainer recommended Jed buy a goat to calm her down, Jed thought he had purchased the wrong type of animal.
“I bought a goat, but the goat outgrew the horse,” Jed once recalled. “We should have spent $2,500 on the goats. We got it wrong.”
Cohen, whose family competes on behalf of Red Baron’s Barn and Rancho Temescal, the current principal owners at Del Mardied Sunday in Del Mar at age 89. Cohen battled illness in recent years, but enjoyed watching his horses race, either at the track or from home.
The stable has been particularly successful recently. Red Baron’s Barn and Rancho Temescal, who won the final race at Del Mar on Saturday with Percolateexcelled at buying horses in training in Europe and bringing them to the US.
In addition to current ranking leader Del Mar, Red Baron’s Barn and Rancho Temescal led all owners in 2022 Santa Anita Park fall and winter meetings. The family stable includes Pack a Wahlopwinner of the October 9 Zuma Beach Stakes.
Son Tim Cohen manages the stable these days, but Jed founded the operation decades ago. Although the most successful stakes winners came from Europe, they also bred many good runners at Rancho Temescal in Piru, California.
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Jed grew up in New York and learned to love racing from his father, Harry, who often followed the races at Belmont Park. Jed moved to California in 1959 and became a successful banker and investment advisor. He always wanted to own racehorses, especially after Wayward Jenny won a $3,500 race at Santa Anita in 1961.
Cohen’s experience with California breeders dates back to George A. Pope Jr., who owned the 1954 Kentucky Derby winner Determine. Cohen bought dominating, a son of Determine, by Pope after the horse won the Royal Lodge Stakes at Ascot. Domineering was a multiple stakes runner in California.
“Dominance was the first really important horse, although they are all important,” Jed said. “Domination was a different quality horse than I’ve ever been able to get.”
One of Cohen’s best horses was a millionaire Janet, who ran for him on behalf of the Red Baron Barn. Trained by Darrell Vienna, Janet won the 2001 Grade 1 Ramona Handicap and Yellow Ribbon Stakes.
Other stakes winners Cohen has raced, often in partnership, include millionaires The River Boynewinner of the 2020 Frank E Kilroe Mile and six other stakes and He’s on the job, winner of the 2018 Charles Whittingham Stakes, the 2017 John Henry Turf Championship Stakes and six other stakes. Jeff Mullins conditioned both runners.
With trainer Mark Glatt, Red Baron’s Barn and Rancho Temescal competed Sharp Samurai, another millionaire and graded stakes winner. Glatt also works out Dr Schivel for Red Baron’s Barn, Rancho Temescal, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and William Branch. Winner of the 2020 Runhappy Del Mar Futurity, Dr. Schivel finished second in the 2021 Qatar Racing Breeders’ Cup Sprint.
Jed instilled a love of horses in his children, Tim, Mark and Linda. It continues not only with the racing stable, but also with thoroughbred aftercare. Many of their runners went on to good second careers and Jed was instrumental in the rescue Suances.
Jed bought Suances privately in France before the 2000 Prix Jean Prat, which the colt won. to Arlington Park before the Secretariat Stakes that summer, Suances kicked a pit door, severing a tendon and nearly ending his life.
“Sure, I wanted to save him,” Jed said. “It wouldn’t matter if it was a cheap horse or an expensive horse.”
Jed and Vienna’s efforts allowed Suances to return to racing. Suances won the 2002 San Francisco Breeders’ Cup Mile Handicap, beating eventual stakes winners by several levels Tin Man, Sundressand Discharge, and Suances also won that year’s Dallas Turf Cup Handicap. After his racing career, the horse later stayed at Rancho Temescal until his death in 2019 at the age of 22.
In addition to his three children, Cohen is survived by his wife, Bobbie, and grandsons Cole and Cody. Tim Cohen said a celebration of life will be held in the new year.
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