05/18/2006 11:00PM

Breeder injured in horse attack


California breeder Ellen Lee Jackson was scheduled to be released from a hospital on Friday, less than a week after being attacked by the stallion Corslew at Jackson's Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville, Calif.

According to farm employee Monica Jordan, Jackson suffered a punctured lung and broken ribs in the May 14 attack, and she was expected to be released on Friday afternoon.

The incident occurred after Corslew had been bred. While being taken by his stall, the stallion knocked Jackson to the ground and attacked her, striking Jackson repeatedly, Jordan said. Farm employees helped distract Corslew away from Jackson.

Corslew, a stakes winner himself and the sire of four stakes winners, was euthanized on May 17 after the owners learned of the attack, according to published reports. By Seattle Slew, Corslew, 16, stood for $2,000, live foal, and was the property of a partnership.

Victory Rose Thoroughbreds stands seven other stallions, including Michael's Flyer, the sire of top northern California sprinter Vaca City Flyer.