About Stonestreet Farm


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“There is an instinct to admire the splendor, power, magnificence, and beauty of a Thoroughbred running.” Jess Jackson, Thoroughbred Times, January 20, 2009

Jess Stonestreet Jackson, known for his world-renowned wine brands, turned his lifelong passion for horses and racing into a business in 2003 with acquisitions in thoroughbred auctions. In February of 2005 Jess Jackson purchased the Buckram Oak Farm on Lexington’s Old Frankfort Pike and Stonestreet Farm was established. Stonestreet has since staked historical ground both on the track and on the farm. The bold and passionate vision of the late Jess Jackson is carried forth by Barbara Banke, a dedicated team of grooms, administrators and partners, all committed to quality and fueled by an appreciation for the horse.

On the track

Stonestreet’s campaign of 2007 and 2008 Horse of the Year Curlin, and 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra ignited the racing industry. Represented by the Stonestreet silks of gold (representing Jess Jackson’s home state of California’s gold rush and the golden color of the mountains during the summer and fall, and burgundy for wine), Stonestreet’s achievements on the track are remarkable, with highlights including:

  • My Miss Aurelia’s 2011 title as juvenile filly champion, making her Stonestreet’s first homebred Eclipse winner.
  • Curlin’s Horse of the Year titles in 2007 & 2008.
  • Rachel Alexandra’s Horse of the Year title in 2009.
  • Preakness victories in 2007 with Curlin and 2009 with Rachel Alexandra.
  • The richest racehorse in North America in Curlin, who amassed $10,501,800 in total purses.

On the farm

In addition to the success on the track, Stonestreet has built a solid reputation on the farm as the Leading 2010 Breeder of Yearlings by total sales dollars. Stonestreet is committed to the commercial breeding and development of quality racehorses with a broodmare band of nearly 100 and interests held in exceptional stallions including , Curlin, Eskendereya, Tiz Wonderful, Kantharos, Afleet Alex and Ghostzapper who stand at various prestigious stallion farms.

Stonestreet has garnered commercial breeding achievements through a strong focus on breeding by conformation in conjunction with pedigree.

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