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Stonestreet Stars   Horse Racing

Started 4/21/11 by TripCrown73; 269164 views.
Derby132

From: Derby132

4/21/11

I am so saddened by this news.  Jess Jackson will be greatly missed in the sport.  A true sportsman.  Prayer for his family.

Rachel's future foal in my mind will always bring thoughts of the man who dared to dream of it's promise.

pepsmom1

From: pepsmom1

4/21/11

Likewise, very sad to learn of Mr. Jackson's passing. He loved the sport, and was so proud of both Curlin and Rachel.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Sally in Indy

GreybirdK

From: GreybirdK

4/21/11

I saw this on bloodhorse.com

Very sad news, I am sorry he didn't get to see the first foal born.  It was a good life and an exicting one, and he did much for horse racing, though maybe not always the most popular choices.  I liked the grumpy old bugger.  RIP and here's hoping his widow hold onto the horses.

KYsally (kwsally)

From: KYsally (kwsally)

4/21/11

I wonder if they will name the foal after JJ?  Jesse Alexander - Curlin Jackson - its a possibility.

XXOO

bowarrow1

From: bowarrow1

4/21/11

dared to dream of its promise ... beautifully put . What a shame JJ didn't make it another year to see the foal.
Condolences to his wife , family , and friends.
He added so much to racing , so much. I will always remember that he was the one who knew Rachel could run with colts - he gave the girl her chance , God bless him !
BobbieB
bowarrow1

From: bowarrow1

4/21/11


Rachlin Jackson - a great name .
BobbieB
JoyinVT

From: JoyinVT

4/21/11

Very sad. I, too, am sorry he didn't live to see the Rachel/Curlin foal. Although I knew his age and illness, he never looked or acted 81 or sick. I am glad he had a good life and a good death. His death will be difficult for his survivors. RIP, Mr. Jackson.

Joy

SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

4/21/11

Saw that too - what a shock! I didn't even know he was sick...
Lina_TX

From: Lina_TX

4/21/11

That is sad news.  Wish he could have lived to see Rachel's foal.
ATLMichelleB

From: ATLMichelleB

4/21/11

Very sad, as he was committed to breeding excellence and soundness for the long haul. His legacy will live on in the foals to come. Thanks Mr. Jackson for all you did for racing.
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