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Stonestreet Stars   Horse Racing

Started 4/21/11 by TripCrown73; 273717 views.
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.
LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

4/21/11

Wow that is very sad news.  I'd hoped he'd be able to see Rachel and Curlin's foal.

Many prayers to his family, may he rest in peace.

LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

4/21/11

I too, admired the 'grumpy old bugger'.  He was a larger than life character in many ways who, as Derby said so well, dared to dream and did his darndest to make it happen.
mimi6920

From: mimi6920

4/21/11

I think the foal should be named Jess's Dream or Jess's Legacy as a final tribute to him. He really improved the sport during his time in it. Rachel raced against the boys and as a four year old. Most owners wouldn't have done that. In the hands of many owners, Curlin would have gone to the breeding shed after his three year old season like Hard Spun and Street Sense and Lookin at Lucky. What a loss it would have been for the sport. Thank you Mr. Jackson. Godspeed in the next phase of your journey.
LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

4/21/11

I like your name ideas.  That would be a great tribute.
MaryLOhio
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From: MaryLOhio

4/21/11

OH dang it!!   I so was hoping he would make it to see the foal born he was looking forward to.    

I met Mr Jackson back when my Uncle was racing and he was such a nice, nice guy who loved what he was doing and the people behind the scenes and esp his horses.  

Rest in Peace Jess, and say HI to my uncle for me also, I am sure you both have a lot of catching up to do!!

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