Keyword: Jess Jackson

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Peak Preakness

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - The fighting spirit shown by both Curlin and Street Sense in this terrific stretch battle epitomizes what breeding and racing Thoroughbreds is all about.

  • Commentary: Huddle Up

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - Never having been in such a position, Gallion had trouble putting a value on Curlin...

  • Revived Task Force Holds Organizational Meeting

    Meeting for the first time since its announced resurrection almost three months ago, the revived Sales Integrity Task Force left its May 7 gathering at Keeneland with proclaimed vows of providing quick and satisfying results.

  • Sales Integrity Task Force Grows to 36 Members

    Thirty-six representatives of the Kentucky horse industry have agreed to join the Sales Intergrity Task Force, which will meet again sometime in May. The complete list of members was released April 30 by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.

  • Curlin Has Asmussen Dreaming of Derby Once More

    When 2007 began, trainer Steve Asmussen was having Triple Crown dreams about a colt named Tiz Wonderful. Those dreams were dashed when the son of Tiznow injured his right front tendon and was sent to the sidelines, and it looked as if Asmussen would be watching the spring classics alongside his talented runner.

  • Peace Chant to Try L.A. Handicap After Smart Win

    Following a win in an allowance/optional claiming sprint Friday at Santa Anita, Peace Chant, whose parents were Breeders' Cup winners, will probably return to graded stakes competition next month at the upcoming Hollywood Park meeting.

  • Thoroughbred owner Jess Jackson, right, who has reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with Bruce Headley.

    Headley Reaches Settlement in Jackson Lawsuits

    Defendant Bruce Headley has reached an out-of-court settlement with Jess Jackson in the billionaire horseman's high-profile lawsuits, and has apparently agreed to cooperate in the investigation against his former associates.

  • Jess Jackson (right) and CBA rep Bayne Welker discuss Kentucky House Bills 367 and 388 at a Wednesday session in  Frankfort.

    Compromise Tables Legislation Backed by Jackson

    Proposed Kentucky legislation that sparked controversy in the Thoroughbred auction community was tabled Feb. 14 after a compromise was reached between the bill's backers and several entities related to the commonwealth's signature industry.

  • Horse owner Jess Jackson, supporting Kentucky legislation on horse ownership and veterinary records.

    Officials Meet on Proposed Kentucky Legislation

    Negotiations over proposed Kentucky legislation that would require disclosure of ownership and veterinary records of horses sold at public auction were held Feb. 13 at Keeneland in Lexington, with some tentative settlement plans discussed that would table the bill for at least a year.

  • Impressive 3-Year-Old Winner Curlin Sold

    The impressive 3-year-old maiden winner Curlin left trainer Helen Pitts' Gulfstream Park barn Thursday for trainer Steve Asmussen's at Fair Grounds in New Orleans following the completion of a private sale by Midnight Cry Stable to Satish Sanan, Jess Jackson and George Bolton.

  • Consignors Added to McIngvale Lawsuit

    Racehorse owner James McIngvale has expanded his high-profile lawsuit against three horsemen to include several consignors allegedly involved in claimed fraudulent public auction transactions.

  • Survey Says: Require Agents to Disclose Commissions

    A recent survey of Thoroughbred horse owners, breeders, managers, trainers, and bloodstock agents shows overwhelming agreement that bloodstock agents should be required to disclose the commission rates they receive to both the buyer and seller.

  • Sauque Seeks Dismissal from Second Jackson Lawsuit

    Tentatively dismissed from Jess Jackson's high-profile fraud lawsuit in California, international bloodstock agent Frederic Sauque seeks similar action in a related Kentucky lawsuit involving the sale of the former Buckram Oak Farm, according to documents recently filed in federal court.

  • Report Outlines Questionable Practices in Buckram Oak Deal

    The Kentucky Real Estate Commission says that four of the principal defendants named in Jess Jackson's prominent fraud lawsuit violated state laws in providing unlicensed real estate services to the California vintner and horseman in connection with the $17.5 sale of the former Buckram Oak Farm near Lexington.

  • Jackson Tells Forum He Is Still Pushing for Reform

    Jess Jackson reaffirmed his passionate commitment to help clean up unscrupulous tactics in the sales and auction industry Nov. 3 as part of an all-star cast discussing issues in the "Thoroughbred Industry Forum 2006" at Churchill Downs.

  • Tiz Wonderful Turns In Terrific Iroquois

    Odds-on choice Tiz Wonderful, ridden by Garrett Gomez in his second start, emerged from a speed duel to romp to a 6 ¾-length victory in the $110,900 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs Sunday.

  • Pulpit colt brings $1.3 million on day four of Keeneland sale.

    All Signs Remain Up at Keeneland September

    The fourth session of the massive 14-day Keeneland September yearling sale ended on a positive note Thursday with the Central Kentucky auction house realizing increases in gross, average and median. The sale company also reported across the board cumulative increases.

  • Distorted Humor's Dam, Danzig's Beauty, Dead

    Danzig's Beauty, dam of major sire Distorted Humor, was euthanized June 17 because of complications from three bouts of colic since delivering an Empire Maker filly April 27.

  • Jackson to Push for Licensing of Bloodstock Agents

    Jess Jackson, the California winemaker who has been pushing for ethics reform in public and private horse sales since filing suit against three former advisers last September, should have felt right at home Wednesday while addressing a roomful of attorneys attending the University of Kentucky Equine Law Seminar in Lexington.

  • Australian Yearling Record Price Set at Easter Sale

    At the Inglis Australian Easter Sale, on Wednesday 19 April, a son of Redoute's Choice from the mare Deja Slew (by Slew O' Gold) broke the all-time Australian yearling record when he reached a bid of AUS$3 million (US$2.4 million).

  • Dual Agency Bill Signed by Kentucky Governor

    Legislation designed to protect horse buyers and to prevent dual agency in the sale of horses in Kentucky was singed into law March 28 by Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher.

  • Jackson Complaint Amended Concerning Alleged Role of Pessin

    Attorneys for California winemaker Jess Jackson, who has sued five former bloodstock advisers and agents and the Buckram Oaks Holdings of the late Mahmoud Fustok for alleged fraud in bloodstock and farm purchases, have amended their complaint with regard to three paragraphs relating to Lexington veterinarian Arnold Pessin.

  • Attorneys Exchange Verbal Punches in Jackson Lawsuit

    Attorneys for Emmanuel de Seroux and his Narvick International bloodstock agency issued a statement late Tuesday saying their client has done nothing wrong and, in fact, is owed money by Jess Jackson, the California winemaker who sued de Seroux and five others for alleged fraudulent misrepresentation in numerous bloodstock transactions from 2003-05.

  • Owner Jess Jackson lobbied for passage of dual agency bill passed by Kentucky Senate.

    Kentucky Senate Passes Dual-Agency Legislation

    Legislation that would protect buyers and sellers in equine transactions unanimously passed the Kentucky Senate March 15 and now heads to the House of Representatives for concurrence. The House previously approved a different version of the bill.

  • Owner Jess Jackson, who has filed suit against his former advisers.

    New Defendants, Fraud Charges Added to Jackson Suit Against Ex-Advisers

    Attorneys for Jess Jackson have named three additional defendants and new fraud charges involving the wine magnate's bloodstock acquisitions and purchase of the former Buckram Oak Farm in Kentucky in a motion for leave to file an amended complaint to the Superior Court of California in San Diego. The motion was filed March 9.

  • Owner Jess Jackson, at Feb. 28 hearing on dual agency legislation.

    Dual Agency Bill Heads to Kentucky Senate Floor

    Legislation that would protect buyers and sellers in equine transactions is on its way to the floor of the Kentucky Senate, though one lawmaker plans to offer two amendments. Meanwhile, horse industry representatives planned another meeting to hammer out a compromise on some language in the bill.

  • KEEP Supports Legislation on Dual Agency

    The Kentucky Equine Education Project has given its support for legislation that would make it unlawful for anyone to represent both buyer and seller in a transaction involving horses without written permission of both parties.

  • Bill backed by owner Jess Jackson may move forward early next week.

    Jackson Meets With Senate Republicans on Legislation

    California vintner and Thoroughbred owner Jess Jackson met with Kentucky Senate Republicans Jan. 26 to discuss legislation that would make it unlawful for anyone to represent both buyer and seller in a transaction involving horses without written permission of both parties.

  • Horse owner Jess Jackson, backing bill to prevent agents from secretly representing both buyer and seller.

    Bill Would Seek to Protect Kentucky Horse Buyers

    A bill designed to protect horse buyers from being defrauded has been introduced in the Kentucky House of Representatives by Democratic Rep. Denver Butler of Louisville. The legislation has the backing of California vintner Jess Jackson, whose lawsuit against agents Emmanuel de Seroux and Brad Martin and trainer Bruce Headley alleged fraud in private and public auction purchases made on behalf of Jackson.

  • Anatomy of a Stallion Deal: Afleet Alex to Gainesway

    The circumstances surrounding where dual classic winner Afleet Alex would stand at stud began the week after Thanksgiving and moved quickly, culminating in Sunday's announcement that the colt would go to Gainesway Farm near Lexington, Ky.

  • Afleet Alex, winning the Belmont, is going to stud at Gainesway Farm.

    Afleet Alex to Stand at Gainesway for $40,000

    Cash is King Stable, Jess Jackson, and Gainesway Farm have announced that dual classic winner Afleet Alex will enter stud for $40,000 at Gainesway near Lexington.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Boom Town

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - The boomers are coming! The boomers are coming! And that should be nothing but good news for Thoroughbred racing and breeding.