With one win, one second and one third from eight mounts in his
comeback after a seven-year absence, 49-year-old Gary Stevens is riding
like he hasn’t missed a beat.
“I feel good and we’re just getting our feet wet,” said the Hall
of Fame jockey, who also provides expert analysis for HRTV and NBC-TV.
“It’s all good.”
Stevens, who owns a home in Louisville, told the Louisville
Courier-Journal’s Eclipse Award winner turf writer Jennie Rees that he
will ride the full meet at Keeneland when the Lexington track opens on
April 5 and is “almost definite” to ride at Churchill Downs after
“I always go back to Kentucky right after the Santa Anita Derby
(a race Stevens has won a record nine times; it will be run this year on
April 6) and I plan to do the same thing this year,” Stevens told Rees.