"Harry Allen Jerkens", opined William Legett, "could train a pit bull to meow."

“I’ll run him back on three days’ rest if I have to. It used to be horses would run
a lot more. Seabiscuit ran 35 times as a two-year-old and won the Big ’Cap [Santa Anita Handicap] when he was seven. I’m not going to worry about running a horse twice in a week.”

Racing Hall of Fame trainer Allen
Jerkens, who is considering starting Kennel
Up in the $100,000 Appleton Handicap (G3) on Saturday after
the four-year-old son of Joyeux Danseur won a one-mile allowance
race on Friday at Gulfstream Park

“Ray has always gotten on this filly ever since she came in from the farm. I know
who the great riders are, but they can’t get on them in the mornings and get a good association with them. It’s a case of how important you think that is.”

Racing Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens
on jockey Ray Ganpath, a native of Trinidad
who earned his first United States stakes victory
by guiding Society Selection to victory in
the Frizette Stakes (G1) on October 4, 2003 at Belmont Park

Said Ray Gunpath of his boss:

“Sometimes he will dress up a horse to go train, take him all the way to the track, and
then he’ll bring him back home. He’s just messing with their mind a little bit,”

“I was hoping he would put me on (Society Selection in the G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies), but there were a lot of good jockeys calling for the mount. One morning he was kidding with me, and he said, ‘Do you want to get on the filly or Gary Stevens?’ I said, ‘I’ll get on her,’ and he said, ‘OK.’ ”

Trainer Allen Jerkens broke the 30-second record for acceptance
speeches at the 42nd annual National Turf Writers Association awards
dinner Oct. 24. After a brief, "Hello, thank you, good-bye" that proved
he is more comfortable around horses than in front of a podium, Jerkens
received a standing ovation from the 230 guests.

"All you can do is prepare, and then the horse and the jockey have to
do it," Jerkens said. "You just try to win when you can win and if
something happens, like a streak is stopped, well, that's the way all
sports are."

H. Allen Jerkens' New Diet : Quoting Indian Charlie

"Ever since arriving at Saratoga everyone has been commenting to Allen Jerkens how good he looks since he lost all that weight. At least 15 to 20 people commend him daily for losing the weight. But what we found out about Allen Jerkens' new diet may shock you. First of all we have discovered that Mr. Jerkens himself has not backed out of the feed tub one inch. About a month ago, Allen Jerkens started feeding his pony all the oats and straight alfalfa he would eat (which was a lot). As a direct result Clyde put on about 300 pounds which in turn made Allen Jerkens look like he had lost 20 pounds. That's why they call him a horseman's horseman!