“Big Brown’s camp recent remarks about Curlin inspired me to offer an incentive to get these two great horses to race at the legendary track at the Spa,” said Jackson. “Both horses are eligible for this race and both have plenty of time to prepare for what would be thoroughbred racing at its very best and in the name of a great cause.”
“This type of competition between horses is exactly what thoroughbred racing needs -- an event that introduces the excitement and competition of racing to a broader audience,” Jackson said. “Imagine Horse of the Year Curlin racing against Derby Winner Big Brown, on a legendary track. I would love it, the fans would love it, and the horses would love it. ”
About Stonestreet Farms
Owned by Jess Stonestreet Jackson, Stonestreet Farms currently maintains a broodmare band of over 100 in its breeding operation in Lexington, KY and race races several dozen thoroughbreds through Stonestreet Stables. Jackson is the majority owner of Curlin, 2007 Horse of the Year. Together with his wife Barbara Banke, Jackson is also the founder and owner of the world-class Kendall-Jackson Estates. For more information visit http://www.stonestreetfarms.com.
About Jackson Curlin for Kids Fund
The Jackson Curlin for Kids Fund is named in honor of Horse of the Year, Curlin. Jess Jackson, founder of Kendall-Jackson Wines, and his wife Barbara Banke – owners of Curlin, created it in 2007. The fund’s purpose is to make a difference in the lives of children where Curlin runs or trains by sharing a portion of his earnings with local children's charities. It is held and managed by Lexington-based Blue Grass Community Foundation. For more information on Jackson Curlin for Kids Fund visit http://www.gocurlin.com.
About Belmont Child Care Association/Anna House
The Belmont Child Care Association (BCCA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation established in 1998. The BCCA has established an on-site childcare center – Anna House -- for the benefit of working families at New York area racetracks and to providing scholarship funds to those unable to afford the cost of care. Its volunteer board represents the broad-based industry support BCCA enjoys.
The need for child care at area racetracks is well documented. During the past ten years, the profile of backstretch employees has been dominated by families with young children. Last year, backstretch families included 250 children below the age of 12, and almost half of them are pre-school age.
For more information, visit http://www.belmontchildcare.org