Black Hawk Stable (James Rogers)

Black Hawk Stable (James Rogers)

  • James Rogers’ affiliation with horses goes back decades. In the early 1980s, he owned and trained Quarter Horses before transitioning to Thoroughbreds and eventually getting out of the business.
  • In 2003, Rogers, who works primarily in the oil business, and his wife, JoBrenda, decided to dabble into ownership again. But, little did they know that less than 10 years later a $55,000 two-year-old purchase would lead to their biggest success as owners. Alsvid, trained by Chris Hartman, became a millionaire in 2015 and earned two graded stakes victories.
  • After finishing second in the 2014 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) and five other Oaklawn sprint stakes, Alsvid finally earned a victory in the 2015 Count Fleet. He followed that up with a victory in the Aristides Stakes (G3) at Churchill and took his connections to their first Breeders’ Cup as a participant in the Sprint.  
  • Alsvid earned two more stakes victories in 2016. He repeated his win in the Aristides and won the Kelly’s Landing Stakes. He also finished third in the Grade 1 Bing Crosby at Del Mar.
  • Black Hawk Stable finished second in the owners standings in 2015.