07/17/2005 11:00PM

Jackson buys Adena property


Jess Jackson, who owns the Kendall-Jackson winery and who operates Stonestreet Stable, has purchased the original Adena Springs property near Versailles, Ky., from Frank Stronach.

The purchase follows Jackson's purchase of the former Buckram Oak Farm near Lexington, Ky., and brings his total farmland in central Kentucky to 1,109 acres. The Adena property is located on Route 60 and currently operates as the Adena Springs Kentucky broodmare division.

Jackson said in a release issued Monday that he has accumulated 150 broodmares and will add more from his current racing string, to bring his band to 180 mares.

"We needed a first-rate facility to raise their weanlings and get them ready for the yearling and 2-year-old sales," he said. "We are fortunate that we were able to find such a superb place with every possible amenity, which perfectly complements our broodmare division."

Jackson also is close to finalizing his purchase of Adena Springs South near Ocala, Fla., and also owns seasons or shares in Adena stallions Ghostzapper and Awesome Again.