Stevens to ride at Keeneland and Churchill this spring
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens has indicated that he will ride the entire spring meet at Keeneland and is “almost definite” to do follow suit at Churchill Downs, too.
Stevens told Jennie Rees of the Louisville Courier-Journal that he’s eagerly anticipating the Keeneland race meet, telling her that he feels “like a kid at Christmas.”
Although he is based in Southern California, where he works as an analyst for HRTV, Stevens and his wife have owned a home in Louisville since 2005.
“I always go back to Kentucky right after the Santa Anita Derby, the first weekend in April, and I plan to do the same thing this year,” Stevens told Rees.
“My plan was to go back to Keeneland and then decide what I was going to do after that. Then my thoughts were ‘Louisville is home and it’s a great place to be based out of.’ So my intentions are to stay in Kentucky and probably go to Saratoga after Churchill.”