Gary Stevens

Scott Stevens To Receive George Woolf Award At Santa Anita May 19

In what will surely be an intensely emotional moment, veteran jockey Scott Stevens will be presented with the 2019 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in a Winner’s Circle ceremony at Santa Anita on Sunday, May 19. A winner of more than 4,800 races in a career that has spanned 43 years, Stevens will be joined […]

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Scott Stevens To Receive 2019 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award

In what is surely an indelible highlight to an incredible 43-year career in the saddle, jockey Scott Stevens has been selected by a nationwide vote of his peers as the winner of Santa Anita’s 2019 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. In winning this year’s Woolf Award, Stevens, 58, joins his Hall of Fame brother Gary, […]

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NYRA, Oaklawn Partner In Cross Country Pick 5 On Monday

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will team with Oaklawn Park to host a Cross Country Pick 5 for Monday’s Presidents Day card, highlighted by the Grade 3, $500,000 Southwest for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn and the $100,000 Hollie Hughes at Aqueduct Racetrack. All the action will be shown on a Presidents Day edition of […]

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Retired Jockey Gary Stevens To Join Fox Sports/NYRA TV Broadcasts

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and FOX Sports today announced that Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will join the FOX Sports/NYRA Live shows as a racing analyst, making his debut on FOX Sports Saturday At The Races this spring.  Inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in 1997, Stevens registered 5,187 wins and […]

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‘Everything Happens For A Reason’: Stevens Steps Into Agent Role For Home-Again Aaron Gryder

Thomas Wolfe wrote the novel “You Can’t Go Home Again,” but Aaron Gryder, erudite though he may be, dismisses the gist of that title, because he is going home again. The 48-year-old jockey, born in West Covina, several furlongs from Santa Anita, returns to The Great Race Place to ride regularly at the Winter Meet […]

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Retiring Hall Of Famer Stevens ‘Goes Out As One Of The Greatest Ever’

Jockey Gary Stevens received, and gave, heartfelt thanks for his Hall of Fame career in ceremonies marking his retirement Saturday at Del Mar. The 55-year-old native of Idaho, who ranks third for stakes wins and ninth for overall wins on the track’s all-time list, was honored before the fourth race. Dressed in a sport coat, […]

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‘Outstanding Race Rider’: Retired Hall Of Famer Gary Stevens Honored At Del Mar

A few minutes before the fourth race on Saturday’s program, Del Mar will honor Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens. On Tuesday, Stevens, 55, announced the end of a nearly 40-year career after an MRI exam on Monday showed a vertebra pressing upon his spinal cord, making continued riding too much of a risk regarding […]

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‘Thankful’ Stevens To Be Honored Saturday At Del Mar Following Sudden Retirement

Gary Stevens, who made his mark as one of America’s top riders of all time during a 32-year Hall of Fame career, hung up his tack for good this week following a back injury he suffered during a pre-race warmup at Del Mar last Saturday. The 55-year-old native of Caldwell, Idaho, won 5,187 races between […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Gary Stevens Retiring Permanently Due To Back Injury

This time, jockey Gary Stevens is hanging them up for good. The Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman reported Tuesday that Stevens’ C4 vertebra is pressing up against his spinal cord, following a post parade incident at Del Mar on Saturday. “There won’t be any comebacks from this one,” Stevens told Privman. Stevens also said after […]

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King Of Speed Notches Second Consecutive Stakes Win In Zuma Beach

With Gary Stevens at the controls, rapidly improving King of Speed notched his second consecutive stakes win as he rallied boldly through the lane to take Monday’s $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes at Santa Anita by 1 ¼ lengths over favored Much Better. Trained by Jeff Bonde, King of Speed got a mile on turf in […]

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