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Jerry Bailey on "a Jockey's Race”

by Kelly Kultys
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Drew Casey/WFUV Sports

Preparing for the 146th Running of the Belmont Stakes

Jerry Bailey, a Hall of Fame jockey and NBC horse-racing analyst, spent 32 years riding horses for his storied careers. Bailey captured two Kentucky Derbies, two Preaknesses, and two Belmont Stakes. He won the Breeders’ Cup Classic five times, before his retirement in 2006.

Bailey, well-known in the New York area for racing at Belmont Park and Saratoga was named the most outstanding jockey in North America seven times. He offered his critiques on what the jockeys need to do to handle the mile and a half distance. Bailey, in particular, described what Victor Espinoza, the jockey of California Chrome, needs to do to capture the elusive Triple Crown.

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