Latest Jess Jackson Stories
SANTA ROSA, Calif., June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Kendall-Jackson Winery today announced a five-month-long charity auction that will take place on its web site (www.kj.com) and will feature items, donated by winery owner and co-founder Jess Jackson, that are related to Rachel Alexandra's already-historic thoroughbred racing season.
Jess Jackson, co-owner of Preakness Stakes winner Rachel Alexandra, said Friday the filly will not run in the Belmont Stakes June 6. Jackson's horse has won all five of her starts this year, but he said Rachel Alexandra deserved a rest. We know the media and many fans would have liked to see her run in the Belmont Stakes and we feel the same, Jackson said in a statement released at Belmont Park.
Mike Smith, who rode Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird to second in the Preakness, will not ride him in the June 6 Belmont Stakes. Smith's agent, Brad Pegram, said Monday that the jockey has decided to ride Madeo in the Whittingham Stakes at Hollywood Park that day.
"REALLY GOODE JOB" Pays $10,000 per month for wine country gig HEALDSBURG, Calif., April 22 - In these tumultuous economic times, finding a good job is really tough. The Murphy-Goode Winery has a "Really Goode Job" for the right person.
Curlin, the all-time leading North American money-winning thoroughbred, was named 2008 Horse of the Year in Miami Monday night at the 38th Eclipse Awards. With $10.5 million in winnings, Curlin is in retirement after a career that saw him win four Eclipse Awards -- including two consecutive Horse of the Year honors.
Curlin, the 2007 Horse of the Year and the richest racehorse in North American racing history, will stand stud at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky. Lane's End officials, in a release Friday, said Curlin would stand for $75,000 in 2009. Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Farm owns 80 percent of the interest in Curlin, which has won more than $10.5 million over the last two years.
- A volcanic mudflow.