Eskendereya to Stand at Taylor Made Stallions
Monday, August 2, 2010
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Photo:  David Alcosser
Jess Jackson of Stonestreet Farm and Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables are proud to announce that leading 2011 sire prospect Eskendereya will stand at Taylor Made Stallions beginning 2011.

“Eskendereya was widely considered to be the best of his generation. He has the highest Beyer speed rating (109) and best Rag number for a three year old colt,” Jackson said.

“Eskenderya has a royal pedigree and beautiful conformation.  His pedigree contains many of the top sires of the past fifty years and is noteworthy for quality, depth and stamina.  His female pedigree, top and bottom, is a 6x6x6x6 to Almahmoud, one of the greatest progenitors of standing sires in America.  We are pleased that the Taylor family will partner with us in his stud career.”

Trainer Todd Pletcher opined that Eskendereya was, “as good a horse as I’ve ever brought to Triple Crown Races.”  Eskendereya was undefeated at age 3, winning the Grade I Wood Memorial Stakes by 9-3/4 lengths and the Fountain of Youth Stakes by 8-1/2 lengths, the largest winning margin for that race since Spectacular Bid.

Eskendereya, foaled in 2007 in Kentucky is a son of leading sire Giant's Causeway. Eskendereya’s dam is Aldebaran Light, who is a daughter of Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew.

“The entire Taylor Made Team is extremely excited to partner with the Jacksons, the Stonestreet team and Mr. Zayat for the opportunity to stand such a special horse,” said Duncan Taylor, President of Taylor Made Stallions. “After witnessing Eskendereya’s incredible performances in the Wood Memorial [G1] and Fountain of Youth [G2], we truly believe he is the most talented racehorse to go to stud in years. He possesses a rare blend of speed, stamina and pedigree that you rarely find in today’s thoroughbred. In looking at his pedigree, which traces directly back to the female family of Northern Dancer and Halo, you will find numerous breed shaping stallions and foundation mares in virtually every position throughout his pedigree.”

About Stonestreet Farm
Owned by Jess Stonestreet Jackson, Stonestreet Farm currently maintains a broodmare band in its breeding operation in Lexington, Kentucky and races several dozen thoroughbreds through Stonestreet Stables.  Jackson is the majority owner of two time horse of the year Curlin, as well as 2009 horse of the year Rachel Alexandra.  Together with his wife Barbara Banke, Jackson is also the founder and owner of the world-class Jackson Family Wines.
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