Black Hawk Stable
Black Hawk Stable / James Rogers
Resides: Elk City, Oklahoma
Family: Wife, Jo Brenda; 2 children, 3 grandchildren
Occupation: Rancher, Oil Business
• 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, decided to dabble into ownership again. But, little did he know that less than 10 years later a $55,000 two-year-old purchase would lead to his biggest success as an owner. 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. He is back this year to defend his title as Oaklawn's top sprinter.
• Black Hawk Stable, which finished second in the owners standings in 2015, has more than 10 runners carrying their silks of during 2016.