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   “Kendall Jackson kicked MJ Farms
into recognition.”
– Mac Murray
   The first big
personality on her produce
list was Kendall Jackson,
named after a wine Janis and Mac
enjoyed at the end of a long day. He
was also Champagne Lane’s first foal, born
in 1998, and by Dash Ta Fame. The sorrel gelding recorded a 114 SI, with 40 starts and 14-4-9 career starts. He put $420,539 in the bank with a 5-3-1 stakes record. He also set two New World Records and two New Track Records at 400 and 440.
“Kendall Jackson kicked MJ Farms into recognition,” Mac said. “He won only one race at two because he insisted on beating himself. Mike Joiner took over his training, showed him his mistakes, and it was great after that. He was by Dash Ta Fame, another horse who helped MJ take huge strides forward.”
Kendall Jackson was foaled in Utah but moved to New Mexico as a two-year-old.
◀ Astica winning The Pelican Stakes at The Downs of Albuquerque. © Coady Photography
Alice K White was delivered by Champagne Lane in 2006. She earned more than $278,000 from 11 starts, winning the La Primera Del Ano Derby-G1 and the Golden State Derby-G1.
In 2009, the First Down Dash filly was named AQHA’s Champion Three-Year-Old Filly.
Champagne Lane and Jesse James Jr parented Two Wines in 2015. The filly was stakes placed with $109,000. The same couple met again to produce two-time stakes winner Jesse Lane, earner of more than $304,000.
During her career as a broodmare, Champagne Lane produced 30 performing foals who earned a total of $1,813,349. But her influence wasn’t over.
Remember Alice K White, Champagne Lane’s 2006 baby? She produced Bigg Daddy, a sorrel gelding by Big Daddy Cartel, in 2015. Winner of the Zia Futurity-G1 and second in the All American Futurity-G1, he left the track with $753, 768 in his bank account.
Bigg Daddy winning the Zia Derby. © Ruidoso Downs
Alice K White produced Astica, a sorrel filly by Jesse James Jr. , in 2012. She saw
the inside of 14 starting gates, hitting the line first nine times, second
twice, and third twice. She failed to score only once,
retiring with nearly $412,000 and a
NTR of 18.912 400-yards.
Alice K White winning the Golden State Derby-G1 at Los Alamitos. © Los Alamitos
   Kendall Jackson winning the 2002 Sunland Express Handicap-G1. © Speedhorse Archives
                      Jesse Lane winning the All American Juvenile at Ruidoso Downs. © Linda Earley, Speedhorse
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