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Stonestreet Introduces Blood-Health Innovation
At what is hopefully the dawn of a new age in US racing, innovative stud Stonestreet Farm are forerunners in the race to create a new attitude towards racing, breeding and buying bloodstock. Barbara Banke, who took the helm of the operation following the death of her husband Jess Jackson, has pioneered a revolutionary program which promises complete transparency to prospective buyers of the medical history of their offered youngstock. Developed in response to reports of off-label bisphosphonate use in growing horses, the quality-controlled program offers buyers of a Stonestreet bred and raised yearling the opportunity to review a blood-health window of at least six months prior to their purchase. A regular and prominent presence at Australian yearling sales, Banke is making waves in the industry, and invites others to join her crusade. "We believe nature is the best way to build strong muscle and good bones… breeding and raising the healthiest and strongest racehorses in the world is not only good for our business, it's good for the sport."