I’m sure Rene Douglas has been in all of our thoughts a lot since
Saturday. He certainly has been in mine. I went seeking memories and
I decided to put some down for anyone else that might be wanting that
connection right now.
Rene Douglas came to this country in 1983 after attending jockey school
in Panama and 18 months or riding in his homeland. He then set off to
the south Florida tracks. The tell-it-like-it-is jockey has gone
through a rough few years, with both the loss of his brother in 2005
and his father in 2006. The mysterious charges that got him
temporarily ruled off tracks, an action that was later rescinded, had
to be devastating...