Veteran jockey Jon Court is set to return to the saddle Sunday at Churchill Downs following shoulder surgery on June 30 after he was injured in a motorcycle accident.
“I feel really good,” Court, 57, said. “I've been getting on horses for a couple of weeks and we're ready to get back to the races.”
A native of Gainesville, Fla., Court has won 4,121 races with purse earnings of $104,087,932 in his 38-year riding career. Now a grandfather, Court has no timetable on how long he will continue to ride.
“I'm going to go as long as my body will let me,” Court said.
Court is scheduled to ride One Thirty Nine in Race 9 Sunday in a 1 1/16-mile conditioned allowance race for trainer Ed Frederick.
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