Hall of Fame and Preakness winning jockey Gary Stevens joined the Norris & Davis show to talk about his win at the 138th Preakness Stakes. Stevens went wire to wire on 15-1 long shot Oxbow to claim his third Preakness win.
Steve started off by asking what kind of chance would he have given Oxbow had he been an analyst. Gary said that he loved Orb and that he thought everyone was fighting for 2nd.
Bob asked about the plan for the Preakness. Gary didn’t think Oxbow would be in the lead from the start he thought that Oxbow would be 3rd or 4th, but since no one took the lead he was more than willing to.
Steve asked if there are people regretting not bringing their horses to the Preakness. He said probably not but no matter who showed up Oxbow ran a great race and would have been tough to beat him.
Bob asked if it is bittersweet that there won’t be a triple crown this year. Gary told the guys absolutely not he is thrilled for all the people who helped and shared in the victory.
Steve wanted to know how he was able to do it at 50. Gary told him that he does work out hard and that he feels better than he did before he retired. However, he does have a partner out there in the horse. Gary told them that with his history of knee problems if any issues arise he will step away for a little bit.
Gary told the guys that he has no timetable for retirement and that he will continue to work with NBC as well.