Roy has always been involved in sports. In college he was a 3 sport star athlete who's sports career was cut short his sophomore year because of a heart condition. His surgery and recovery delayed his graduation by 2 years.
Roy Jackson has spent much of his life in the game of baseball, serving from 1983-2000 as president of Convest, Inc., a firm that represented professional ballplayers that included Edgar Martinez and Jorge Posada. He also served as past president of minor league baseball leagues such as the International League (AAA), Pacific Coast League (AAA) and Eastern League (AA). As a club owner, he formerly owned minor league teams in York, Pa. (Pirates) and Tucson, Ariz. (Toros)
Mr. Jackson's father, Roy Sr., passed away when Roy was eight, and was involved with horses and was a renowned breeder of foxhounds. Later, his mother and stepfather owned racehorses, introducing him to the game more deeply in the 1950s.
Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Lael Stables began about 30 years ago.