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How We Got Started

Jeff and Stacy Jeans
Stacy and Jeff Jeans
The Beginning
Stacy and I have been in the thoroughbred industry since 2007 when we purchased a small percentage interest in our first race horse. Pretty soon we claimed a filly, retired her and began breeding her.
Purchased Airoforce
While watching the Keeneland Fall Sale in 2017 awaiting a colt to come up on the sales podium, Airoforce was brought on to the stage being offered as a racing/stallion prospect. Immediately, the announcement was made that Airoforce was on the Kentucky Veterinary Restricted List, which ran off all the buyers, except Stacy and I, we decided to roll the dice on this beautiful horse we had watched race live on several occasions, (it didn’t hurt that Stacy had won 1200.00 betting on Airoforce in the Breeders Cup Juvenile). No one was more shocked than we were when the hammer fell and we were able to get Airoforce. Reports later showed Airoforce had clipped his heels getting off the trailer at Keeneland and was put on the restricted list because of this minor issue. Surprise to us, we were now standing a stallion. We had less than 24 hours to decide what to do with Airoforce and decided to retire him and stand him at Stud.
Won the Bid for I Want Revenge
12 months later, while attending the same Keeneland Sale, we surprised ourselves again by landing the winning bid for yet another Stallion, I Want Revenge. Unfortunately, IWR was the victim of Shipping Fever after leaving the Keeneland Sale and although everything possible was done to save him, we along with thousands of fans, lost I Want Revenge. Our hearts still ache to this day when we think of how beautiful he was, and the tough road he had to follow his entire career!
Formed the Uncle Vinny Syndicate
In October of 2019 Stacy and I were approached with an opportunity to purchase another Stallion. Uncle Vinny, the first graded stakes winner of Uncle Mo. We are huge Uncle Mo fans, we have bred 1 mare to Uncle Mo, two mares to Outwork and own two Uncle Mo mares as part of our broodmare band. The idea of getting Uncle Vinny was too much to resist. We contacted very close friends Kevin and DeDe Ketner, Greg and Macy Trant and David and Rebecca Dove and all together formed Uncle Vinny Stallion Syndicate.
Moved Operations to Southwest Region
We recently moved our breeding operation to the Southwest. We chose the Southwest Region so we could be involved with our horses, previously our operation was in Pennsylvania, a great program no doubt, but we got to see our horses twice a year at best. Now with them 90 minutes from our home, we will be able to be there when the babies are born, watch them grow and spend time with Airoforce and Uncle Vinny.
Our first year in the Southwest was an excellent one and solidified our choice to head south! Airoforce received signed breeding contracts on 51 mares prior to his injury in the breeding shed in which he got kicked by a mare, and unfortunately was only able to cover 6 Mares due to the resulting injury from the kick. Uncle Vinny covered 25 mares, his largest book to date as well. Stacy and I are excited about the future here in the Southwest and look forward to meeting as many horse folks in the southwest as possible. See you in the Winners Circle!
Eric and Debbie Brandenburg
New Partners – Eric and Debbie Brandenburg
New Partners – in 2024 Eric and Debbie Brandenburg joined the broodmare and racing operations of Lonestar Stallions. Eric is a native of Kentucky and grew up watching thoroughbred racing from a very young age. Upon meeting Jeff and Stacy Jeans, Eric and Debbie decided to join the broodmare operation as a 50/50 partner and together their plan is to keep a couple each year to race and through effective mating programs develop yearlings to sell in the various yearling sales around the country.

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