It was business as usual for Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens Monday
morning, working horses as he continues his comeback after a seven-year
absence from the saddle.
“I’m working a lot of good horses,” said Stevens, who turns 50
on March 6. “The new (condition) book came out and we’re collecting
horses slowly but surely. I’ve been on horses I’m excited about riding
in the afternoons.”
As for previous reports that he would ride at Santa Anita until
Keeneland opens in early April, Stevens cautioned not to bet the rent
money, so to speak.
“This is quoted from me,” Stevens said, “as everybody knows,
even Ray Paulick said it, ‘Stevens, he can change his mind five times in
a week,’ so I’ll let the horses dictate where I go.”