Latest Jess Jackson Stories

2009-07-06 10:29:00

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. A new item and new auction will be introduced every month through November. Each successive week's item will be more valuable -- culminating in a Super Lot in November....

2009-05-29 20:29:28

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. "But all of us sincerely interested in the horse must agree that we only want to see her run when...

2009-05-18 20:42:14

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. The decision opens the possibility that Calvin Borel, who rode Mine That Bird in the Kentucky Derby and winner Rachel Alexandra in the Preakness, might ride Mine That Bird in the Belmont, if Rachel Alexandra does enter that...

2009-04-22 13:24:00

"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. The Sonoma County winery is looking for an outgoing, web-savvy, articulate communicator to tell the story of the great mountain vines and artisan winemakers of California, tasting the "goode" stuff and experiencing the unique Sonoma wine country. "A Really...

2009-01-27 00:54:01

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 won Horse of the Year Award over Big Brown, who was named Champion Three-year-old, and Zenyatta, who was named Champion Older Female. At ceremonies in Miami Monday night,...

2008-11-21 13:56:26

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. Curlin won 11 of his 16 career starts. Curlin's performance on the track, his pedigree, and his conformation make him...

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