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'Where Does Curlin Go Next?'
Public Poll Asks What's Next For Horse of the Year LEXINGTON, Ky., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Curlin, 2007 Horse of the Year, is currently training in Saratoga, New York after a successful test on a grass course where he came in second. During the downtime, Jess Jackson -- majority owner of Curlin, wants to know, "Where do you think Curlin should go next?""It became obvious this weekend at Belmont Park that Curlin is not only a hero to me and my fa ... Read the full article

Appaloosa Horse Club Announces 2007 Race Champions
MOSCOW, Idaho—The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is proud to announce the most successful Appaloosas on the racetrack from 2007. The top honor was bestowed to Jess Streakin. The 3-year-old filly earned Appaloosa Horse of the Year after an astounding win in the Talimena Handicap. Jess Streakin is by Feature Mr Jess (AQHA) and out of Perfect Intention. The Supreme Champion 3-year-old and Older and Champion 3-year-old Sprint Filly titles were also ... Read the full article

Appaloosa Beats Favored Paint Horse in Talimena Handicap
SALLISAW, OKLA.—Appaloosa, Jess Streakin, posted the fastest time in the Talimena Handicap Dec. 1, beating the heavily favored Paint Horse, Bust N Moves. The 350-yard stake race was held at Blue Ribbon Downs in Sallisaw, Okla., and offered a purse of $27,575.Jess Streakin, a 3-year-old Appaloosa filly, took charge early in the Appaloosa and Paint Horse stake race. The dark bay filly drew off under Randy Wilson, and completed the track in 17.604 s ... Read the full article

Jess Jackson, Owner of Curlin and Rachel Alexandra, Passes Away
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Prominent thoroughbred owner Jess Jackson, whose Stonestreet Stable campaigned Curlin and Rachel Alexandra to five Grade 1 victories on The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit, passed away Thursday at his home in Geyserville, Calif. Jackson, who was 81 at the time of his death, founded the Kendall-Jackson Winery and was one of the most successful independent winery owners in the world. He was inducted into t ... Read the full article

Rachel Alexandra to "Race for a Cure"
LEXINGTON, KY—Rachel Alexandra, who last month became the first filly in 85 years to win the Preakness, will “race for a cure” in the remainder of her 2009 campaign. A $20,000 donation to a breast cancer nonprofit, the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure, from the Jackson Family Fund at the Blue Grass Community Foundation, will be the inaugural contribution.Rachel Alexandra’s co-owners, Jess Jackson, founder of Kendall-Jackson Wines, and his wife Bar ... Read the full article

New York to the Breeders' Cup: My Miss Aurelia
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Owner Barbara Banke knows something about talented fillies. It was just two years ago that she and her late husband Jess Jackson, along with Harold McCormick, campaigned 3-year-old Rachel Alexandra to four consecutive Grade 1 victories, including three against males, en route to Horse of the Year honors. This year, Banke finds herself with a special 2-year-old, the morning-line favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenil ... Read the full article

Proviso gets Serious in Just A Game
ELMONT, N.Y. – Proviso, the even-money favorite, took the lead with 220 yards to go and held off a hard-charging Phola to win the Grade 1, $400,000 Just a Game presented by VisitNassauCounty.com on the turf Saturday afternoon at BelmontPark. Ridden by Mike Smith, Proviso raced on the outside of pacesetter Speak Easy Gal as she led through opening fractions of 24.54, 48.21 and 1:11.36. Moving up as the field of six fillies and mares straigh ... Read the full article

Rachel to Race at Saratoga in August 29 Personal Ensign
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra will return to the scene of one of her most scintillating triumphs when she makes her next start in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign Stakes at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, August 29, owner Jess Jackson said Friday. Having capped her championship season last year at Saratoga with an electrifying win over older males in the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes, the 4-year-old Rachel Alexa ... Read the full article

Forever Together seeks Historical Win in Diana
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Forever Together will attempt to become the first horse to win the Grade 1 Diana three consecutive years when she takes on a contentious group of fillies and mares in Saturday’s 72nd renewal of the $500,000, 1 1/8th-mile event over the Mellon Turf at Saratoga Race Course. Named the 2008 Champion Female Turf Horse, Forever Together made a four-wide rally to get up by a head in last year’s Diana. She conc ... Read the full article

Rachel Alexandra turns in Strong Work for Personal Ensign
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – With Barbara Banke, wife of co-owner Jess Jackson, looking on from Saratoga Race Course’s historic grandstand, reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra turned in a strong six-furlong move over the main track this morning in preparation for the Grade 1, $300,000 Personal Ensign on August 29. Under jockey Shaun Bridgmohan, the 4-year-old filly went out shortly after 6 a.m. on a warm and cloudy morning, with ... Read the full article

Winner head over heels in 2008 Extreme Mustang Makeover
September 20, 2008, Fort Worth, Texas – Mark Lyon of Arlington, Neb., took the grand prize at the second annual Fort Dodge Extreme Mustang Makeover Legends Finals, September 20 in Fort Worth, Texas, in the event’s most difficult level of competition, after falling from his horse mid-performance. He demonstrated that a well-trained horse doesn’t always need a rider to win, capturing the $12,500 top prize and the hearts of thousands watching his pe ... Read the full article

Super Filly Rachel Alexandra to Run in Mother Goose
LEXINGTON, KY—Rachel Alexandra, will race in the 1 1/8 -mile Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park, Saturday, June 27. She is expected to arrive at Belmont Park on Tuesday, June 23. The race will mark the first competition for the super filly since defeating the colts in the Preakness Stakes. Her last race against fillies was her 20-length romp at the Kentucky Oaks last month.“Rachel is rested, healthy and ready to run,” said co-owner Jess Jackso ... Read the full article

Free Admission for Women, Bracelet Giveaway for 'Rachel's' Belmont Debut
ELMONT, N.Y. – In honor of Preakness-winning filly Rachel Alexandra’s Belmont Park debut in the 53rd renewal of the Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes on Saturday, June 27, the New York Racing Association, Inc. will give away pink bracelets embossed with the filly’s name and admission for ladies will be free on Mother Goose Day.The Rachel Alexandra bracelets are free with admission for the first 10,000 customers (paid for males, free for femal ... Read the full article

APHA Names 2006 Running World Champions
FORT WORTH, TexasNineteen of the fastest horses in the country were honored by the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) with prestigious Racing Champion and World Champion announced at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City, Okla., on January 18. Twelve of these horses were named 2006 Running Champions, while seven were named to the 2006 Honor Roll.Running Champion awards are given to Paint Horses that demonstrate outstanding athleticism on the racet ... Read the full article

Wide World of Horses to Feature Wrangler Timed Event Championship
April 23, 24TREVOR BRAZILE WINS RECORD FIFTH TITLE The “King of Rodeo”, Trevor Brazile did it again! After five challenging rounds of Heading, Tie-Down Roping, Heeling, Steer Wrestling and Steer Roping, Brazile was left standing with his record-breaking, fifth Wrangler Timed Event Championship gold buckle! Not stopping there and in front of 20,500 fans from across the country, Brazile posted a total time of 281.7 which destroyed the ... Read the full article

Cosequin Wellington Dressage Classic Results for Sunday February 11, 2007
Cosequin Wellington Dressage Classic Results for Sunday February 11, 2007First LevelCesar Parra & Donovan First 2 72.778% ChampionShawna Harding & Rigo First 2 70.694% ReserveChampion Ribbon & $375 - Reserve Ribbon & $125Second LevelBianca Berglund & Hoppenhof's Merel Second 2 65.526% ChampionDenise Perrotta & Odette Second 4 63.095% ReserveChampion Ribbon & $375 - Reserve Ribbon & $125Third LevelLisa Wilcox & Passionelle Third 1 68.590% Champion ... Read the full article

The Streak goes on for Diamondrella in Just a Game
ELMONT, N.Y. – Castletop Stable’s Diamondrella (GB) continued her winning streak and her love affair with Belmont Park, as she took the outside path under jockey Rajiv Maragh to defeat favored Forever Together in Saturday’s 16th running of the Grade 1, $400,000 Just A Game for fillies and mares on the Widener Turf Course.Her 1 ¾-length victory, her sixth straight, came in her first start at a mile, but she handled the distance and the yielding c ... Read the full article

Karey Franz and Its That Time Again Win 2008 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Amateur Championship
The Non Pro preliminary competition at the 2008 National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity not only decided who would advance to the Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro Finals, it also determined the Amateur Champion.That elite honor went to first time Snaffle Bit Futurity entry Karey Franz. “I am so excited – I wasn’t expecting this,” she exclaimed after the cow work. While winning the Amateur title was thrilling, she had even more ... Read the full article

Rachel Alexandra arrives at Spa
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra arrived at Saratoga Race Course Wednesday morning and was bedded down in her old stall at trainer Steve Asmussen’s barn near the Oklahoma Training Track. Arriving with Rachel Alexandra were graded stakes winners Friesan Fire and Thiskyhasnolimit, as well as several 2-year-olds. “We left Churchill Downs at 7:15 and we got here at 11:15; four hours from track t ... Read the full article

"Rachel" out of Belmont Stakes; Borel to ride "Bird"
ELMONT, N.Y. – Preakness heroine Rachel Alexandra will skip the 141st running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 6, freeing jockey Calvin Borel to ride Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird in the 1½-mile “Test of the Champion.”“After careful consideration, we have decided not to run Rachel Alexandra in the Belmont Stakes next weekend,” Jess Jackson said in a statement issued late Friday afternoon on behalf of Rachel Alex ... Read the full article




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