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Stonestreet Stars   Horse Racing

Started 4/21/11 by TripCrown73; 279483 views.
LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

4/22/11

I think they will be too, they look so cute together in their paddock :)
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mjwilson4978

From: mjwilson4978

4/22/11

Condolences to his family.

Marilyn

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JJCUVEE

From: JJCUVEE

4/22/11

We were at belmont upstairs in the food court and my husband says "look, it's Jess jackson". He was standing on line to get a nathans hotdog with some friends. You'd think he would be in the fancy dining room or something so I said to my husband he was crazy. So we went up to the line and sure enough he had on a Rachel hat and my husband introduced himself. He was so nice and wished us luck with our horse and told us rachel was really something else and we agreed. So was he..he had a great time these past few years. And he let rachel and curlin run for us..
Derby132

From: Derby132

4/22/11

If you have not seen the Jess Jackson Memory Wall at Bloodhorse it is wonderful.  Greybirdk pointed it out last night and I am so glad she did.  It is a wonderful tribute to a great man.

http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/thoroughbred-memory-wall/archive/2011/04/21/jess-jackson.aspx

It's still hard for me to accept that he is gone....we have lost one of the greats of horse racing......for sure......
LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

4/23/11

Oh that's very nice, lots of wonderful comments.
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From: MaryLOhio

4/23/11

Jackson's death is racing's loss
 
 
 Jackson will be remembered as the man who reminded people why horses race. Or, more specifically, he reminded people that horses don't race just so they can be rushed away to a farm in Kentucky.
 

In two weeks, the starting gate for the Kentucky Derby will fill and, in some cases, with horses running for no purpose other than to gratify the egotism of their owners, but Stonestreet's Astrology won't be at Churchill Downs.

Jackson and Asmussen decided that Astrology, because he missed some training early in the year with illness, couldn't be ready for the Derby's 11/4 miles. And so he'll run Saturday in New York in the Jerome, as a possible prep for the Preakness



 
MJ42903

From: MJ42903

4/23/11

Thanks for this info
cigarello

From: cigarello

4/24/11

Thank you so much for posting this article; Gary West is one of the few horse racing writers that gets it. Steve Haskin of course is another, Jay Hovdey and Bill Finley as well; 

A beautiful tribute to a true horseman; Mr Jackson displayed integrity and  remained true to himself and in turn  he took care of and protected his horses. I am so sad that he has passed away.

  • Edited 4/24/2011 1:53 pm ET by cigarello
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