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A Fast-Looking New York-Bred

  • Value Buy Finding a New York-bred at Santa Anita


  • From First Crop of a New York Sire With World-Class Pedigree


  • Heads Straight to the George Weaver Barn at Saratoga


Union Jackson is a young sire in New York with a pedigree that stands out in the Empire State as a son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin and out of the wickedly fast Grade 1 mare Hot Dixie Chick. Hot Dixie Chick happens to be a half sister to West Point's Kentucky Derby hero Always Dreaming, so there are some nice ties here.

Out of a Forest Wildcat mare, this New York-bred colt just looks fast and he performed on the racetrack at the Santa Anita sale, getting an an eighth of a mile in 10.4, a couple hundredths off the bullet time on a main track that is playing safe but slower than the other 2yo sale venues.

"He's a really big, strong colt, very athletic for a horse of this kind of substance and we loved that he was a New York-bred," Terry Finley said while watching the horse walk back at the barn. "Look at him, after a long day of showing at the sale, he's still got some spunk to him.

"George Weaver is very excited and we are too. We look far and wide for great value and great prospects, and we found a New York-bred here in California."

Union Jackson won six of his 11 starts for Steve Asmussen and owner-breeder Stonestreet Stables, most notably capturing the Iowa Sprint Handicap and Sam Houston Sprint Cup Stakes.

Trainer: George Weaver

  • Trainer of leading sprinters Saratoga County and Vekoma.
  • Finished Second in 2021 Grade 1 Ashland With 3yo Filly Pass the Champagne. 
  • Longtime D. Wayne Lukas assistant.

Empire Station Info


  • Trainer: George Weaver
  • Sire: Union Jackson
  • Dam: Forest Rainbow
  • Broodmare Sire: Forest Wildcat
  • Birth Date: March 21, 2019
  • Sex: colt
  • Bred: New York
  • Engagements: New York-bred program
  • Dosage Index: 3.00
  • Center of distribution: 0.73
  • TrueNicks: B
  • Work Time: 10.4
  • Stride Length: 23.1

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