What else was left for Gary Stevens to accomplish in the saddle? Nothing really. This three time Kentucky Derby winner along with a slew of Breeders Cups and stakes all over the world has done it all at the highest levels of the game. His longevity in the saddle has been nothing short of remarkable. Of all his achievements his epic comeback off a 7 year layoff capped by a win in the Breeders’ Cup Classic is my personal favorite. I had a chance to talk at length with Gary about that comeback and wrote about it. I still say it was more than Eclipse worthy. It was without a doubt one of the best comebacks in not just the Sport of Kings but all of sports. After being injured in the paddock Gary found out he had a back injury which could become very dangerous if he were to fall or get injured again. He will be missed as a rider but I doubt he is out of the game at all.
You can read Encore here if you missed it or would like to go back to one heckuva comeback……..