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A Combination Of Choice And Convenience In California

Read our story in the September 2016 California Thoroughbred

Identifying performance genes, common in successful race horses and breeding stallions


Ellen Lee Jackson owns and manages Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville, California. This 63-acre training and breeding facility is now in its 26th year of operation at this location. The farm is centrally located, 55 miles east of Golden Gate Fields and 15 miles West of the U.C. Davis Veterinary Hospital and offers easy highway access off Interstate 80 or Highway 505. Our advertising for April 2017, March 2017, January 2017, December 2016 November 2016, May 2016, April 2016, March 2016, January 2016, December 2015, January 2015, February 2015, March 2015, April 2015, May 2015 and November 2015 here too is the January 2015 California Thoroughbred 'Start the New Year with a new strategy for breeding'

Farm amenities include a well-banked, half-mile track, a large indoor arena for all-weather training, a six-horse freestyle Equi-Ciser, 100 plus stalls, 60 individual covered pens, and more than 50 acres of lush, irrigated pastures with safe galvanized pipe fencing.

Victory Rose is a full-service breeding facility with conscientious care, all-night camera surveillance and the Foal Alert system for foaling mares. Our attending veterinarian is Dr. E. Scholtz.

Victory Rose will stand five stallions in 2017.

Bold Chieftain: is a grade II-winning California champion that earned $1,653,171 before retiring to stud at Victory Rose in 2012. By Chief Seattle, a dual grade I-placed son of Seattle Slew, Bold Chieftain stands for $3,000, live foal guarantee, with a Genetic Stallion Marker of 64.4. 2017 will be his third crop of runners. He has five winners from his first 12 starters, with average earnings per runner of $18,282.  Bold Chieftain Gets First Winner

Gig Harbor: entered stud in 2014. The only son of grade 1 winner City Zip standing in California earned $143,300 while winning five of nine starts and two stakes races. He is from the family of graded stakes winners Mayoumbe (Fr) and Good to Beat (Fr) with a Genetic Stallion Marker of 76.0. Gig Harbor, whose first foals will race in 2017, stands for $1,500 live foal guarantee.

Idiot Proof: Eclipse Award finalist and two-time California champion Idiot Proof entered stud in 2010 and stands for $3,000 live foal guarantee. His Genetic Stallion Marker is an impressive 99.8. The son of Benchmark earned $1,294,484 while posting a 113 Beyer Speed Figure as a sophomore and reeling off 1:07.47 and 1:07.57 new track record for six furlongs. The grade 1 winner has progeny earnings over $1 million with 70% winners from starters and average earnings per starter of $47,496.

Many Rivers: Retired from racing in 2010, he is a stakes-placed son of Storm Cat out of the multiple stakes producing Affirmed mare Christmas in Aiken. Many Rivers is a three quarter brother to the prominent national sire Harlan’s Holiday and stands for $2,000, live foal guarantee, with a Genetic Stallion Marker of 77.5.

Unionize: Multiple five and six furlong wins for this winning son of sire-of-sires Dixie Union; Dixie Union is the sire of 2016 second ranked freshman sire Union Rags. Grade I family top and bottom; Grade I winning Dixie Union out of Grade I winning Silent Sighs.



Victory Rose has established a unique niche in the breeding industry by specializing in sub-fertile stallions and problem mares. While not all of the breeding stock at Victory Rose have had prior fertility problems, many breeding shed disappointments have been returned to top conception producers over the years. We find barren mares a challenge rather than a disappointment or problem!

From birth to retirement, Victory Rose handles all phases of your horse's care. Foaling-out, halter breaking, sales preparation, ground breaking, saddle breaking, legging-up, race training, mare care, lay-ups and rehabilitation are all services available at Victory Rose. The Maryland Shin Program is utilized to prepare all of the young stock. Victory Rose’s intimate relationship with U. C. Davis provides it with the best in surgical options and cutting edge veterinary care.

Victory Rose keeps a large sampling of weanlings, yearlings and horses of racing age on hand to represent their stallions. An excellent place to privately purchase race or breeding stock, visitors are always welcome. Day care, training prices, stallion nicks, stud fees, farm photos, etc., can be found online at

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