Last year Gary Stevens won the Preakness Stakes with Oxbow and the Breeders' Cup Classic aboard Mucho Macho Man.
Arcadia, CA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will mark his return to race riding in next week's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita. The rider announced Thursday he will be aboard Sivoliere in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Friday, Oct. 31.
"It was something that I knew I would need to do eventually. I just put it off until I had to deal with it," Stevens stated. "I always hoped I would be able to ride in the Breeders' Cup this year, but I knew that I wasn't going to do it unless I was 110 percent. I'm so grateful to have owners and trainers that believe in me."
The 51-year-old Stevens had knee replacement surgery on July 25.