McCarthy Planning Move To New York Under Agent Steve Rushing

by | 11.14.2017 | 5:40pm
Trevor McCarthy

Jockey Trevor McCarthy, recuperating from a shoulder surgery in May, is planning to make the move from the mid-Atlantic region to New York when he returns to the saddle, reports The two-time leading rider in Maryland (2014 and 2016) has been cleared to begin getting on horses on Dec. 5.

McCarthy has worked with agent Scotty Silver since the early days of his career, but will be represented in New York by agent Steve Rushing. Rushing has represented riders like Ramon Dominguez and currently books mounts for top New York-based jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr.

“Scotty and I had originally planned for me to remain in Maryland through 2018, then ride in Florida that winter and decide where to go from there,” McCarthy explained. “But then Steve (Rushing) called, we talked things over, and the more I thought about it, the more it made sense to make the move now. It's every jockey's goal to get an opportunity to be among the elite, to get a chance to ride some of the top horses in the business, and there's only two circuits where you can do that, New York and California. When I found out Steve would be interested in representing me in New York it just made sense to make the move.”


  • CE Butler

    Better to be a big fish in a small pond……………….I don’t think Mr. McCarthy will get first call over Irad Ortiz so looks to me he’ll be playing second fiddle;not a very rewarding place to be in my opinion.

    • Nick Nicholson

      Nobody breaks in on top in New York. He is making the right decision. He can always go back yo Md.

      • flahorsedentist

        Exactly. With the connection, opportunity will come. Fine rider. Best of luck.

      • Giddieupandgo

        Exactly. When Irad first came to New York he was second call as well. It takes time to move up. YOu have to start somewhere! If you want to be the best, you need to be the best 👍🏾

  • Arnold H

    Good to have you back, good thinking, good move and good luck.

  • The PowerofVitality

    Has the look of a 10% rider in NY. Doubtful he outperforms the likes of Dylan Davis, while probably getting somewhat better quality mounts.

    • Barry

      Birthday Boy Dylan Davis.

  • Big G

    who knew, Aqueduct the Winter racing capital of the United States ,, with big time riders and nice purse’s no more inner track , two turf course’s… one mile races around one turn add a few more stakes during the week this could be something special,,,, big g.

  • David

    If you doubt Trevor will make it, you don’t know him. He will outwork anybody.

  • Kevin mcdermott

    Trevor is a great jockey better person he will excel in ny just wish Ron Anderson had his book

  • Tinky

    I don’t think that the naysayers on this thread know how good Steve Rushing, his agent, is.

    Do the names Irad Ortiz, Jr., Edgar Prado and Ramon Dominguez ring any bells?

    Bet against Rushing if you like; I wouldn’t.

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