Alfonso Fernandez

How Long Have You Worked At Herringswell Stables? 2018 marks my FIFTEENTH year at Herringswell!

How Did You First Get In To Horses? I first came to America in 1999 and I have worked with horses ever since. 

What Was Your First Job With Racehorses/On The Track? My first job “on the track” was at Belmont Park with Rusty Arnold and then after that with Chris Clement. About four years later after traveling all over the east-coast with the horses, I started working with Graham and Herringswell at Delaware Park. I’ve been with them ever since!

What Is Your Favorite Racing Memory? I have two that I can’t pick between. One standout is when Main Sequence won the G1 Sword Dancer up at Saratoga. Another great memory was when Adriano won the stake at Turfway before heading to the Kentucky Derby. That was one of the first great horses I worked with and was also one of my first stakes wins!

Any Other Fond Memories? I’ve had the privilege of working with a number of nice horses over the years. Some of my all-time favorites are Better Talk Now and Main Sequence. VERY good horses!! Another favorite for me was of course, Adriano. I also love that I’ve gotten to travel with Alice and the team from Belmont, to Florida, to California!