Winemaker’s Death

April 21, 2011 by Post Team 

Winemaker’s Death, Jess Jackson, founder of Kendall-Jackson wines and important horse owner, died Thursday at his home in Geyserville, California, Kendall-Jackson reported on its website. He was 81.

A spokesman for Jackson Wine family said the cause of death was complications from cancer. Jackson described himself as a racing fan for life who saw Seabiscuit race. In his later years, became a horse owner and breeder prominent, best known for racing twice Horse of the Year Curlin (2007-’08) and Horse of the Year 2009 Rachel Alexandra with partners.

Curlin was purchased after he won his debut in a match by more than lengths. He finished third in the Kentucky Derby and then won the Preakness, Jockey Club Gold Cup and Breeders’ Cup Classic to receive top honors in races in 2007.

The following year he captured and 6000000 Curlin Dubai World Cup, Churchill Downs Stephen Foster and the Gold Cup for a second year became the first race of America and a source of income of 10 million. He went back the horse of the year although he was beaten in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Jackson and partner Rachel Alexandra bought after she won the Kentucky Oaks by -1/2 lengths. In his first start of Jackson, who captured the Preakness and he beat the children in the Grade I Haskell Saratoga Woodward win Horse of the Year, despite playing in the Breeders’ Cup.

Jackson not only bought the horses, but in private he was a big spender in sales a year old and 2 years old. He had become more active in improving in recent years.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Banke, five children: Jennifer Hartford, Laura Giron, Katie Jackson, Julia Jackson, Christopher Jackson and two grandchildren Hailey Hartford and Hartford MacLean.

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