Born in Edgmont, PA in 1937
Graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 1961
Resides in West Grove, PA
Married Gretchen Jackson in 1959; four children
Grandson of William Rockefeller, former president of Standard Oil. Father M. Roy Jackson, who passed away when Roy was 8, was an avid foxhunter responsible for bringing Penn-Marydel foxhounds to this country. His mother, Almira Rockefeller, and stepfather Hardie Scot got into racing in the 1950s. Roy stopped riding as a kid and instead began playing football and became a three-sport athlete in high school.
Employed by Kidder, Peabody & Company before going to work for the Philadelphia Phillies organizational training program. Eventually purchased several minor league baseball teams and became commissioner of the Eastern, Pacific Coast and International leagues.
Founded Convest, a firm managing professional athletes. Sold his share of that to concentrate full-time on horse racing.
Belmont Child Care Association
University of Pennsylvania Vet School
Thoroughbred Charities of America