A leading Florida based owner/breeder, Arindel Farm has joined Sequel Stallions New York in support of Union Jackson. 12 mares from the farm in Florida will be going to New York to be bred to the Stonestreet son of Curlin.
“The exceptionally speedy Union Jackson is not only by two-time Horse of the Year and exceptional sire, Curlin, he is 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 (G1) victor, Always Dreaming. He presents the perfect opportunity for us to really double down on the New York program,” explains Arindel Farm’s Brian Cohen. “I can’t imagine a better team than Sequel New York and Stonestreet who have already been supporting the stallion with very nice mares.”
“We couldn’t be more excited about the Arindel mares coming to Union Jackson this year. Many of them are by their stallion Brethren which is a perfect cross. Not only are they physically a good match for him, but they are also from some very nice families,” said Becky Thomas, “There are stakes winners and stakes producers including the full sister to G1SW Bustin Stones ($480K) and current MSW Cookie Dough ($529K), a half to MG1W Millionaire Lava Man and a half to G1SW Dialed In.”
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 was New York’s Most Popular 1st Crop Sire in 2018 by Number of Mares Bred and his first crop are yearlings of 2020.