03/10/2015 8:24AM

Bold Chieftain's third crop coming fast


Bold Chieftain’s third crop of foals is beginning to hit the ground, with more than a dozen already here.

His first crop turned 2 this year, but breeder Ellen Jackson says: “I’m encouraging my clients to wait and not rush them to the races. These are not little Quarter Horse types. They’re big and rangy like him. He raced a long time and kept getting better with age.”

Jackson said she has gotten a lot of repeat customers for him at her Victory Rose Thoroughbreds.

Bill Morey Jr., who bred, trained and owned the $1.6 million earner, is looking forward to training some of his babies.

“When a horse is a good racehorse, you’ve gotta believe in them,” he said. “I keep getting good reports on them, and they say their daddy stamps them. He was always sound, and he wanted to win. If he can pass that on, we’ll have some more fun.”