04/21/2011 8:04PM

Jess Jackson, 1930-2011 - Career highlights in racing

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JESS STONESTREET JACKSON

Stonestreet StablesStable name: Stonestreet Stables

Business: Owned Kendall-Jackson Winery in California. Previously practiced law, specializing in real estate law.

Birthdate: Feb. 18, 1930

Top horses owned/bred: Owned Curlin, Horse of the Year 2007-'08, and Rachel Alexandra, Horse of the Year 2009; owned and/or bred graded winners Kantharos, Striking Dancer, and Strike It Rich, among others.

Other highlights:
* Inspired Kentucky statute explicitly banning undisclosed dual agency at horse sales
* Testified before Congressional subcommittee about drug and soundness issues
* Called for ban on steroids and non-therapeutic drugs in racehorses
* Spent tens of millions at Thoroughbred auctions since entering the sport seriously in 2003
* Major purchases include 2010’s highest-priced juvenile colt, $2.3 million Brock

Selected replays and past performances

2007 Horse of the Year: Curlin wins BC Classic. Download PPs »

2008 Horse of the Year: Curlin wins Jockey Club Gold Cup. Download PPs »

2009 Horse of the Year: Rachel Alexandra wins Preakness. Download PPs »