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Jockey Gary Stevens discovering his love of racing again
Jockey Gary Stevens discovering his love of racing again

Nearly a quarter century ago, Gary Stevens was an up-and-coming jockey in Southern California, hoping to make his mark on the sport, put a lot of money in the bank and move on to something else as quickly as possible. A conversation he had with one of horse racing's iconic riders still resonates with Stevens as he gets ready to ride Oxbow in Saturday's 138th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Given where Stevens has been — including retirement for seven years — it seems almost humorous. "I remember telling Bill Shoemaker when I was 26 years old that I was going to retire when I was 30, and he just laughed at me," Stevens said Wednesday afternoon,...

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