James Russell Jackson was born April 16, 1946, in London, Kentucky. He was born with strong desire to train racehorses; just like his father, Lucian Jackson. So, in 1964, he fulfilled his childhood dream, by training horses. Although, Jackson is from Kentucky, he races primarily at Detroit Race Course and Hazel Park Race Track. Of course, he races at Keeneland and Church Hill Downs, too. He has won “The Leading Trainer” at Hazel Park, 10-12 times over his fifty years of training. Jackson has won over 2500 races! One of his fillies ran third in the Kentucky Oaks.
Jackson currently lives outside of Detroit, Michigan.