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Field of 8 set for Jerome

Updated: January 3, 2013, 4:14 PM ET
By Jack Shinar | Bloodhorse

It's a long way from the first Saturday in January to the first Saturday in May, but for newly-minted 3-year-olds the $200,000 Jerome Stakes and the $100,000 Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack could serve as a road map to the future.

In a new position replacing the Count Fleet on the New York Racing Association calendar Jan. 5, the one-mile, 70-yard Jerome won't help with qualifying points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. But it leads to three qualifiers, the Feb. 2 Withers, the March ...

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