07/12/2009 11:00PM

Jackson buys winner of J J'sdream


MIAMI - Dashing Debby, who began her career with a smashing 10 1/4-length victory on Saturday in Calder's J J'sdream Stakes, has been sold privately to owner Jess Jackson for an undisclosed sum, according to her former owner-trainer, Gerald Procino.

Dashing Debby is a 2-year-old daughter of Medaglia d'Oro out of the Marquetry mare Marquet Rent. She was also bred by Procino. Dashing Debby led throughout under jockey Daniel Coa do dominate the six-furlong J J'sdream. Her final time of 1:12.19 over a fast track earned her a Beyer Speed Figure of 87.

"The deal is done, and she's already left the barn and is on the way to Saratoga," Procino said early Monday morning. "Mr. Jackson asked me not to reveal the price, but I can say she sold very well."

Procino said he waited to begin Dashing Debby's career against stakes horses because he wanted her to make her first start going six furlongs.

"I had her in once before a few weeks earlier in a six-furlong maiden race, but she was coughing and got a little sick right before the race so she was scratched," said Procino. "After that, there wasn't much for her at six furlongs, so we just waited for the stakes. I felt it was a decent spot at the time, and I knew the way the race came up that she'd be good enough to win, although you can never expect them to win like that."

Procino said he had mixed emotions about selling the talented filly.

"Obviously these kind of horses don't come around very often," said Procino."I also own the dam and have her brother by Corinthian in Kentucky. It's a great line and I would have liked to have kept her for a broodmare. But it was a lot of money, and I couldn't turn it down."