K J's Nobility wins the Nodouble Breeders' Stakes on March 28 at Oaklawn Park.Trainer Carson McCord is a young 20 year old native of hot springs claimed K J’s Nobility for $25,000
K J’s Nobility, who is out of the local stakes-winning mare K J’s Girl, has won his last two starts. His latest was the $100,000 Nodouble over six furlongs March 28 at Oaklawn. Trainer Carson McCord is a young 20 year old native of hot springs claimed K J’s Nobility for $25,000 – acting on her desire to start building a racing stable before she set off to study business management at Chapman University in Southern California.
K J’s Nobility, who is out of the local stakes-winning mare K J’s Girl, has won his last two starts. His latest was the $100,000 Nodouble over six furlongs March 28 at Oaklawn.
J’s Nobility is part of an 11-horse field for the Arkansas Breeders’ that includes Glacken’s Ghost, who won the race in 2018; Bandit Point, who was third in 2019; Destiny Way, a full brother to 2019 winner Hoonani Road; and sprint stakes winners J.E.’s Handmedown and Man in the Can.
K J’s Nobility is moving back to two turns for the Breeders’ Championship. He finished second in 2019.
“He actually prefers to go long,” McCord said.
Calvin Borel has the mount from post 3 for his brother, trainer Cecil Borel.
McCord at age 18 decided to claim K J’s Nobility.
“I worked all through high school,” McCord said. “I don’t really shop all that much and I saved up. My dad said, ‘If that’s what you really want to do, I’ll help you make it happen.’
“My dad used to be in the horse racing business a long time ago. It’s been a bonding experience for us.”
McCord has gone 6 for 10 this meet, with her horses earnings $222,769. She has one additional win, with a runner she has in partnership with Cecil Borel. The horse, Bubbas Dixie, will start as a top choice in the fourth race Friday.
McCord said she grew up going to Oaklawn. I loved watching the races and once I really understood how to read a Racing Form, it was over with,” she said. “I was bitten by the racing bug. I couldn’t not be a part of it.”These days, she’s sharing her love for the game.
Since COVID-19 happened and a lot of sports canceled, a lot of my friends who used to never watch horse racing have texted me asking questions,” she said. “It’s exciting to see young people getting into racing.”
Following the meet, McCord said her five-horse stable could race at Will Rogers, Lone Star Park, and Churchill Downs.