Jess Jackson, a leader in the push for integrity in the Thoroughbred marketplace, has his own consignment for the first time at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale, which begins its two-night run Aug. 4. Jackson, who previously had sold his yearlings through various consignors outside of his operation, is offering four horses in the name of his Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings.
“He’s extremely proud of what he produces, he puts a lot of hard work into it, and he just wanted to try his hand at it (selling),” said Kentucky bloodstock agent John Moynihan, who is an adviser to Jackson. “He likes to do different things, and we thought this would be a good venue for him to try it in because it’s small. But we’ll be selling horses through other consignors again at the Keeneland September yearling sale.”
Stonestreet’s Saratoga yearlings are a Mr. Greeley– Madame Boulangere colt, a Pulpit– Ramatuelle colt, a Forestry – Summerwood filly, and an Unbridled’s Song – Belle of Perintown filly.
According to Moynihan, the horses were chosen carefully.
“I think we brought four really top yearlings up here,” Moynihan said. “When you bring horses to Saratoga, you’ve got to make sure they’re bulletproof. You’ve got to make sure they vet well, and you’ve got to make sure they’re great conformationally because people have too much time to pick them apart. We also tried to bring some horses with some real sire power. They are four of our best horses that we raised.”
In addition to being a major figure in the Thoroughbred auction business, Jackson owns the controlling interest in 2007 Horse of the Year Curlin.