Mario Gutierrez to ride at Emerald Downs Sunday

14 Jul

Mario Gutierrez, who won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes aboard I’ll Have Another, has five mounts Sunday at Emerald Downs.

The last jockey to win the first two legs of the Triple Crown and also ride at Emerald Downs that same year was Gary Stevens in 1997.

Stevens accepted four mounts on Mile Day – Aug. 17, 1997

Race 4 – Behavenmyself (7/5) – Finished second to Briartic Blast

Race 7 – Military Hawk (5/2) – Won by a head over Rightupgrampsaly

Race 8 – Pleas Write (9/5) – Ended up fourth after opening up a 5-lengh lead early in the BC Distaff

Race 9 (LGA Mile) Hesabull (3/10) – Couldn’t run down pacesetter Kid Katabatic and settled for second.

That was the only day Stevens rode at the Auburn racetrack.

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