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Stonestreet Stars   Horse Racing

Started 4/21/11 by TripCrown73; 273161 views.
Woodme2

From: Woodme2

4/21/11

I just received the same notification. 

Thoughts and prayers go out to his many friends and family. 

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

4/21/11

I saw that as well, very sad that he did not get to see Rachel and Curlin's foal.
mimi6920

From: mimi6920

4/21/11

He was a great sportsman, and he will be missed. So sorry for him and his family. I did hope that he would get to see Rachel and Curlin's foal.
Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

4/21/11

Here is an article about him, so very sad.

Winemaker, horse owner Jess Jackson dies at age 81

Jess Jackson, founder of Kendall-Jackson wines and a prominent horse owner, died Thursday at his home in Geyserville, Calif., Kendall-Jackson reported on its website. He was 81.

A Jackson Family Wines spokeswoman said the cause of death was complications from cancer.

Jackson described himself as a life-long racing fan who watched Seabiscuit race. In his later years, he became a prominent horse owner and breeder, best known for racing two-time Horse of the Year Curlin (2007-’08) and 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra with partners.

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110421/SPORTS08/304210040/1002/Winemaker-horse-owner-Jess-Jackson-dies-age-81?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Home|p

  • Edited 4/21/2011 1:06 pm ET by MaryLOhio
KYsally (kwsally)

From: KYsally (kwsally)

4/21/11

I just rec'd an email from TDN and he has passed.  RIP JJ!

 

XXOO

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 !
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