jess jackson

Public memorial for Jess Jackson Thursday

A public memorial service for winery and horse racing owner Jess Jackson is scheduled for Thursday morning in Santa Rosa, California.  Jackson died of complications from cancer last month at 81. His family suggests five organizations for donations in lieu of flowers, including the Racetrack Chaplaincy of America in Lexington, KY and the Belmont Child […]

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What’s next for Jackson Family Wines?

Regarded as “an industry visionary” by his rivals, it appears Jess Jackson also had the vision to hand off his business to his wife and children in the event of his passing. “He’s put a plan in place that is designed to carry this company through family ownership for many generations,” said Don Hartford, the […]

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Press Democrat: Jackson’s work isn’t done

Bob Padecky at the Santa Rosa Press Democrat suggests too many obituary writers missed the point when talking about Jess Jackson’s legacy.  It isn’t just about what he left behind.  With his push for change in the racing industry and the breeding of Rachel Alexandra to Curlin, Jackson may just be getting started: “That Curlin […]

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Remembering Jess Jackson

Writers all over the country are putting into words the life of winemaker and horse racing owner Jess Jackson, who died Thursday at the age of 81 after a long battle with cancer.  We have compiled several of those articles, plus links to previous features on Jackson here: From the Wall Street Journal From The […]

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RIP Jess Jackson; tributes from industry leaders

The Paulick Report has learned of the passing of Kendall Jackson founder Jess Jackson after a long battle with cancer. Click below to read a letter featured on the Kendall Jackson website. Jackson was best known in the horse racing community as owner of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin and 2009 Horse of the […]

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Keeneland April numbers down slightly

Press Release Jess Jackson’s Stonestreet Stables purchased the top two highest-priced juveniles at Keeneland’s April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, paying $625,000 for an Indian Charlie colt and $485,000 for a colt by War Front. Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent, consigned the Indian Charlie colt, who is out of the A.P. Indy mare Teenage Temper and from the […]

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Jess Jackson dropped from Forbes list, transfers holdings

For the first time in decade, horse owner Jess Jackson did not make the Forbes Magazine annual list of the world’s richest people. A Forbes reporter said Jackson was dropped because he no longer owns a stake in Kendall-Jackson Winery or parent company, Jackson Family Wines.  Those interests have been transferred to other family members. […]

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Rachel Alexandra in foal

Press Release Stonestreet is pleased to announce that 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra is confirmed to be in foal to 2007 and 2008 Horse of the Year Curlin. Her expected foaling date is February 1, 2012. The mating of the two Preakness winners took place at Lane’s End in Lexington, KY on February […]

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Rachel bred to Curlin

Press Release 2009 Preakness Winner, Rachel Alexandra, bred to Curlin, 2007 Preakness Winner In what is one of the most anticipated events in horse racing this year, Rachel Alexandra, the 2009 Horse of the Year was bred to Curlin, the 2007 and 2007 Horse of the Year and all-time North American Top Grossing Racehorse on […]

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