Stevens rides 1st winner in comeback
ARCADIA, Calif. -- Gary Stevens won the first race at Santa Anita on Saturday, giving the Hall of Fame jockey his first winner in North America since 2005, when he began a seven-year retirement that ended last week.
Stevens rode 5-1 shot Branding to a 2½-length victory in his third race since beginning his comeback on Jan. 6. It was the 4,889th win of Stevens' career that includes three Kentucky Derbys and eight Breeders' Cup races.
Stevens, who turns 50 in March, has been doubling ...
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