Breeding at Stonestreet Farms


Stonestreet Farm was established in February of 2005 with Jess Jackson’s purchase of the 460-acre former Buckram Oak property along Old Frankfort Pike in Lexington, now home to Stonestreet’s band of broodmares.

Later in 2005, Jess Jackson purchased a second property near Versailles, Kentucky. These 640 acres sit upon the former broodmare portion of Adena Springs and serve as Stonestreet’s Yearling Division. It is upon this estate, awash with natural springs, that Stonestreet raises weanlings and prepares yearlings for sale.

Distinguished Breeding

Stonestreet, through a dedicated team and a broodmare band of nearly 100, is committed to the breeding and development of quality thoroughbreds guided by the principles of strength, stamina and class.

Stonestreet extends its dedication to quality breeding beyond pedigrees on paper, taking great care to breed mares and stallions based on their respective conformation as well as the conformation patterns of their offspring. Stonestreet has gained several breeding achievements in its short history such as:

  • 2010: Led North America in total yearling sales dollars, offering 54 yearlings at sale and completing sales of 46 with a gross total of over $7.2 million.
  • 2008: Proud breeder of the Keeneland September sale topper and highest-priced yearling of 2008 in North America. Chimayo, an A.P. Indy – Chimichurri filly, was consigned by Gainesway on behalf of Stonestreet and purchased by John Ferguson for Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum for $3.1 million.

Stonestreet’s breeding program has produced 18 individual stakes winners, including 11 graded-stakes winners who have won a combined 15 graded contests including 2009 Grade I American Oaks winner Gozzip Girl and 2008 Grade III Debutante Stakes winner Garden District, who is out of the mare Brisquette.

The first graded stakes-winning colt bred and campaigned by Stonestreet is Astrology, an A.P. Indy colt out of the stakes-producing mare Quiet Eclipse. Astrology became a graded stakes winner at two when he took the Grade III Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs on October 31, 2010.

The first Grade I winner both bred and campaigned by Stonestreet is My Miss Aurelia, who secured an undeafeated 2-year-old season that included victories in the Grade II Adirondack at Saratoga, the Grade I Frizette at Belmont and the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Churchill Downs.

Breeding Stock

Stonestreet Farm has an exceptional team of stakes-winning and stakes-producing mares including proven producers such as:

  • Maggy Hawk (1994), dam of the 2005 Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner and Champion Three-Year-Old Colt, Afleet Alex (by Northern Afleet).
  • Stormy Way (1998), dam of Grade I winner Captain Candyman Can (by Candy Ride (ARG)).
  • Bold World (1999), dam of graded stakes winner Bold Union (by Dixie Union).

The broodmare band at Stonestreet supports the interests held by Jess Jackson in such highly acclaimed stallions as Curlin, Eskendereya, Tiz Wonderful, Kantharos, Ghostzapper and Wilburn and the associations enjoyed with the prestigious farms that stand these stallions.

Drawing from his long-standing connection to the land and the spirit of the farmer, Jess Jackson built both his passions – luxury wine and quality horses – upon a respect for land and nature. Just as Kendall-Jackson’s extraordinary wines begin with outstanding fruit, Stonestreet nurtures quality thoroughbreds with exceptional breeding stock and a remarkable commitment to the horse and a respect for the complex interaction of man and nature.