Jess's Dream (Curlin), the first foal out of Hall of Fame mare Rachel Alexandra, succumbed to laminitis Sunday. The news, reported by Stonestreet Farm, was posted to social media. A maiden special weight winner and 'TDN Rising Star' at Saratoga in his first and only start, Jess's Dream entered stud in 2017 and stood for several years at Ocala Stud in Florida. He was pensioned from stud for reasons unrelated to the laminitis in Oct. 2023 and was being pointed towards a third career under saddle as a track pony for Stonestreet Farm. From 230 foals of racing age, he sired 102 winners, seven stakes winners and one graded stakes winner, the 2021 GIII Kitten's Joy S. winner Chess's Dream. His top progeny include Suncoast S. winner Dreaming of Snow and stakes winners Beth's Dream and Intrepid Daydream.
We are saddened to share that we lost Jess's Dream to laminitis. The condition came on suddenly & was unrelated to his retirement. Despite immediate veterinary invention his condition deteriorated to a point where we were unable to keep him comfortable. He will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/SMhVXdCAGU
— Stonestreet (@StonestreetFarm) February 11, 2024