Rest In Peace Mr. Jess Jackson:
My sincerest condolences go out to Barbara Banke, the rest of the Jackson StoneStreet family, friends and employees of this great man. From the very beginning Mr. Jackson was a throwback to the old school owners that said: “My horse is faster than yours”. The confidence he showed in campaigning his charges to be a champion race horse no matter the gender is something that will never be forgotten and will go down in Horse Racing lore. Imagine a filly taking on males 3 times during the sophomore season. Imagine an owner allowing the fans to vote on the next start for his horse, imagine the owner of a Horse Of the Year bringing the horse back for another year. These things are unfounded, but the norm for such an ambitious, courageous man, who by means of his stature brought fans back to the game like we’ve never seen before. As a horse racing fan, and as a human being, I am very saddened to hear of Mr. Jackson’s passing. And more importantly as a family man, prayers go out to his family due to grieving his passing. You’re sportsmanship and ambitiousness will be sorely missed Mr. Jackson. Rest In Peace.