Jena Antonucci Wiki: Meet The First Female Trainer To Win The Belmont Stakes

Jena Antonucci is a horse trainer and is focused on developing racehorses. She is the trainer of Arcangelo who won the 155th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on 10 June 2023.

Arcangelo finished the 1½ mile race in 2:29.23 and as 1½ lengths in front of Fotre, whereas Tapit Trice became third.

With this, she made history as the first female trainer ever to win the race and the first to win a Triple Crown race. Likewise, she is only the 11th woman to saddle a Belmont runner in the 155-year history of the race.

Belmont Stakes is an American Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds run at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. It is run over the worldwide classic distance of 1½ miles. Moreover, it is the traditional third and final leg of the Triple Crown.


Arcangelo finished 1½ lengths clear of Forte whereas Tapit Trice became third in Belmont Stakes. (Source: Jenna’s Instagram)

After the race, she shared her emotions while talking to Fox Sports stating, 

It’s a true blessing, an amazing gift, and just so immensely grateful. Never give up, and if you can’t find a seat at the table, make your own table. Build your team and never give up. People see you, just keep working your butt off.

After receiving her public training license in 2010,  Antonucci earned her first win at Tampa Bay Downs in March of that year. As a trainer, her career spans over 13 years.

During that time, her horses have made 1,916 starts, with 162 first-place finishes, 238 second-place finishes, and 231 third-place finishes. Similarly, in 2023, her horses have made 50 starts, with nine wins, five seconds, and four thirds.

Jane now runs Bella Inizio Farm, a Horse trainer in Florida. Through the farm, she runs horseOlogy with second-generation horsewoman Katie Miranda.

So, who is Jena Antonucci? Get to know her wiki, age, family, early life, marital status, net worth & personal life details here.

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Jena Antonucci Wiki & Age: Where Is She From?

Antonucci has reached the age of 47 years old now. She was born Jena Michele Antonucci in the year 1976 and celebrates her birthday in March.

As per wiki, her father Joseph Antonucci is an engineer by profession and works at Brookfield Properties. However, there are no details about her mother and other family members. She seems to be of Italian descent from her family’s side.


Jena Antonucci pictured with her father Joseph in 2013. (Source: Joseph’s Facebook)

Jena spent her early life with her family in Summerfield, Florida. She pursued her high school education at St.Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Afterward, she went to the University School of NSU, where she completed her bachelor’s degree.

Before becoming a horse trainer, she worked as an equine veterinary assistant for over four years. There, she became familiar with horses and their health.

Jena Antonucci Husband: Is She Married Now?

Antonucci has not revealed her marital status yet. Meanwhile, she has been enjoying several years of romantic life with a guy named Manuel Martinez.


Jena Antonucci has been enjoying her love life with Manuel who is a firefighter by profession. (Source: Jena’s Facebook)

Manuel is a firefighter by profession who works as a driver engineer in Citrus County Fire in Crystal River, Florida. He holds an Emergency Medical Technician Certificate from Nature Coast EMI.

Well, Martinez seems to be a father from his previous relationship. She has shared pictures of her husband and children on her Facebook.

However, it is not known whether the couple is married or dating. Both of them have shared numerous pictures together on their respective social media accounts.

How Much Is Jena Antonucci’s Net Worth?

Well, Antonucci has amassed a splendid amount of net worth from her career as a horse trainer. Her net worth is contributed by the prize money she earns from several horseracing tournaments.

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As per the sources, she has earned over $6.38 million in prize money and makes $3,334 per start in the Belmont Stakes. She earned $900,000 in prize money after winning the Belmont Stakes.