The Brock Talk

Monday, July 13, 2009

Rachel Alexandra Owner Buys Impressive Sibling

You know what it's like when you buy something... and you're really satisfied with it? In fact, you like it so much that you want another one that's the same brand. Well that's kinda what Thoroughbred owner and breeder Jess Jackson just did.

Jackson, who earlier this year purchased Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra just short of two weeks prior to her victory in the the Blackberry Preakness Stakes, just bought her little sister so-to-speak. Technically, horses are only brothers or sisters if they are out of the same mare. But Rachel Alexandra is by Medaglia d'Oro and Jackson just purchased Dashing Debby, a 2-year-old filly also by Medaglia d'Oro and who won the JJ'sdream Stakes at Calder by an impressive 10-1/4 lengths in her first race.

This time trainer Gerald Pacino was happy with the transaction as Dashing Debby was also owned and bred by Pacino's New Life Farm. "The deal is done, and she's already left the barn and is on the way to Saratoga," Procino told Daily Racing Form. "Mr. Jackson asked me not to reveal the price, but I can say she sold very well." Pacino still owns the dam and a half-brother by Corithian to Dashing Debby.

Dashing Debby will likely race out of the barn of trainer Steve Asmussen who also trains Rachel Alexandra for Jackson.

1 comment:

PapaFrank said...

A lot of money to spend on a horse with one race at six furlongs. I think the trainer may have got the best end of that deal.