Union Jackson

First Foal by Multiple Graded Stakes Winner UNION JACKSON is a Colt

Bred by the Mr. Amore Stables of Ron Lombardi, Union Jackson’s first foal, a flashy bay colt out of the Rockport Harbor mare Hoboken Honey, was born at Sequel New York on January 13.

 

A multiple graded stakes winning owner of more than $10M, Mr. Amore Stables has enjoyed much success lately having campaigned G1 Champagne winner FIRENZE FIRE as well as Breeders Cup G1 placed TIGHTEND TOUCHDOWN in addition to many others.

 

Hoboken Honey is out of a half-sister to DAIWA BANDIT, a multiple stakes winner in Japan of over $1.4M. She is from the immediate family of grade 3 stakes winners ADVANCING STAR ($794,470, stakes producer) and DARBY FAIR ($337,374, sire).

 

A son of two-time Horse Of The Year and Champion Sire CURLIN, out of G1 Stakes Winner HOT DIXIE CHICK, half-sister to G1 KY Derby Winner ALWAYS DREAMING, UNION JACKSON was bred in Kentucky by Barbara Banke's Grace Thoroughbred Holdings, campaigned by her Stonestreet Stables, and trained by Steve Asmussen.

 

Union Jackson broke his maiden by 7 3/4 lengths going six furlongs at Keeneland becoming a TDN Rising Star. He went on to win an 8 1/4-length score in the Sam Houston Sprint Cup Stakes and a victory in the Iowa Sprint Handicap, which he took while running six furlongs in 1:08.75. On the board in 9 of 11 starts, he won 6 races by over a combined 27 lengths with earnings of $273,000. 

 

Union Jackson represents the first participation in the New York breeding program for Stonestreet Stables. Stonestreet owner Barbara
Banke stated the she was "very excited to be standing Union Jackson in New York," adding that "Stonestreet very much believes in Union Jackson, and we will be strongly supporting him at stud."


"We are so excited about this first crop of UNION JACKSON and couldn’t be happier that the first one belongs to our friends at Mr. Amore Stable!" Sequel Stallion’s principal Becky Thomas said. "Ron Lombardi visited us yesterday at our annual Stallion Show, but the mare must not have wanted an audience as she waited until we had gone to have her foal. Ron is a big supporter of the New York breeding program so we are particularly thrilled that he has such a nice Union Jackson colt.”

 

The mare, Hoboken Honey, is breeding back to UNION JACKSON in 2019.

1ST MARES REPORTED IN FOAL TO MSW UNION JACKSON

March 7, 2018

First mares are reported in foal to multiple stakes winner Union Jackson at Sequel Stallions, Hudson, New York.

Hoboken Honey, a young winner by Rockport Harbor was covered for Mr. Amore Stables. One Gun, a young Malibu Moon mare out of graded stakes winner Necessary Evil was covered for Sequel Thoroughbreds. Gift Of Giving, a Regal Classic mare with 3 winners and progeny earnings of $177,113 was covered for Hidden Lake & Rapid Run Farm. Reiana, a maiden by Majestic Warrior from immediate family of Canadian Champion 2YO Filly, FANTASY LAKE, was covered for Saratoga Glen Farm.  All four mares are in foal.

“We’ve had an incredible amount of interest and support from top New York breeders for Union Jackson and we believe he is going to reward them for it,” reports Becky Thomas. “The Sequel/Stonestreet venture is putting nearly $500,000 in nice mares under him ourselves, so we are thrilled that he is proficient in his new role!”

A five-year-old son of Curlin – Hot Dixie Chick by Dixie Union, Union Jackson was bred in Kentucky by Barbara Banke’s Grace Thoroughbred Holdings LLC, campaigned by her Stonestreet Stables LLC, and trained throughout his career by Steve Asmussen.

On only his second start, Union Jackson emulated his sire and dam by earning honors as a TDN Rising Star, breaking his maiden by nine lengths over six furlongs at Keeneland. He went on to win six races by a combined margin of 26½ lengths, including an 8¼ lengths score in the Sam Houston Sprint Cup, and on his final outing a victory in the Iowa Sprint Handicap, which he took while running six furlongs in 1:08.75.

Union Jackson, the fastest son of two-time Horse of the Year, Curlin, is standing as a joint venture between Stonestreet Stables and Sequel New York for $5,000 LFSN.

Stallion Synopsis for Union Jackson by Alan Porter

Stallion Synopsis for Union Jackson by Alan Porter

The exceptionally speedy Union Jackson – described as “..brilliant..” by his Hall of Fame trainer, Steve Asmussen – is by two-time Horse of the Year and exceptional sire, Curlin, out of Hot Dixie Chick, who was not only the fastest two-year-old filly of her crop, but is also half-sister to Kentucky Derby (gr. I) victor, Always Dreaming.