January 12, 2013
Earlier today, in the 1st race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., jockey Gary Stevens rode his first winner in North America since 2005.
The victory was Stevens’ 4,889th win in North America. His North American career totals, according to Equibase, the official database of North American racing information, now stand at: 27,598 starts, 4,889 firsts, 4,365 seconds, 3,978 thirds and earnings of $221,252,824.
In addition, according to The Jockey Club Information Systems, Inc., Stevens has also won 135 races in six foreign countries (England, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan and the United Arab Emirates), which brings his career win total to 5,024.
Details of Stevens’ North American race record, including Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup highlights, can be found on his profile page at equibase.com.
Contact: Rhonda Norby (859) 224-2856