Sponsor deals not smooth as silks
It all started in New York, which is funny when you think of it since some rules there are as archaic as those in the heart of the Blue Grass. The decision was made with little fanfare. Jerry Bailey walked out of the jockeys' room at Belmont Park and Gary Stevens did as well and Jose Santos came along and there they were, bold letters marching down their legs, first riders to ever wear corporate advertising on their silks at a major horse racing event.
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