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VENTRESS, LA—MARCH 11, 2017—Jumonville Farms, near Ventress, Louisiana, announced today they have purchased the remaining frozen semen on Grade 1 winner and multiple champion sire Feature Mr Jess.
Bred and raced by Jumonville Farms, the son of leading AQHA sire Mr Jess Perry is the only Louisiana-bred to win a Grade 1 race at Ruidoso Downs (he won two) with 13 wins from 16 career starts and earned $532,327. He won both the Grade 1 Rainbow Futurity and Grade 1 Rainbow Derby at Ruidoso Down as well as finished second in the Dash For Cash Futurity(G1) and third in the Remington Park Futurity(G1). He was also third in the All American Derby(G1) and a finalist in the Texas Classic Futurity(G1) and Texas Classic Derby.
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"We are excited to bring Feature back home," J.E. Jumonville said earlier this week. "We will be offering a limited number of breeding's to Feature Mr Jess through the ICSI process."
A true home bred for the farm, J.E. Jumonville purchased Feature Mr Jess' granddam, Brenda Beauty, for $52,000 in the 1983 November Keeneland Sale in Lexington, Kentucky. The stakes winning daughter of Cornish Prince was consigned by Johnny T.L. Jones' Walmac International, Agent for Royal.
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As a broodmare, Brenda Feature is he dam of 19 ROM, 14 winners, 5 stakes horses including Grade 1 winner Feature Mr Jess (see above), stakes winner Disciple SI 94 ($51,863), G2-placed Louisianafeature One SI 105 ($135,898), stakes-placed Call Me Mr Feature ($22,448) and stakes-placed Tell Brenda SI 102 ($21,329).
Brenda Feature is also the granddam of RG1-placed Booyah Bay SI 96 ($204,937 to 5, 2016), RG3-placed With Jess Blue SI 95 ($103,986), RG2-placed Bankie Bay SI 103 ($99,963), stakes-placed Jess Snouping Around SI 95 ($56,175), etc.
From 10 crops to reach racing age, Feature Mr Jess sired 436 winners (67%), 128 stakes horses (20%), 7 champions with earnings of $24.9 million and Average Earnings Per Starter of more than $38,000. His offspring have won some of the biggest Quarter Horse races including the All American Futurity(G1) and Champion of Champions(G1) and he is the only Quarter Horse sire with two earners of more than $1.8 million.
As a broodmare sire he has sired the dams of 20 stakes winners including champion Feature Hero SI 99 ($1,418,960), One Valiant Hero SI102 ($389,798), Jess Good Reason SI 93 ($280,282), etc.
"If you compare what Feature Mr Jess sired in eight crops to race (his final two crops consisted of only 15 foals), you find his numbers are comparable to Corona Cartel, Mr Jess Perry and One Famous Eagle," Jumonville says.
"We are looking to work with a limited number of breeders who want to get the final foals from Feature Mr Jess," he concluded.
Jumonville Farms are expected to announce Feature Mr Jess' 2017 fee shortly. For additional information call J.E. Jumonville at 225-718-0665 or farm manager Dutch Jumonville at 225-939-8764.