Gary Stevens fell in love with horseracing at age 12 and won his first Kentucky Derby at age 25, aboard the three-year-old filly Winning Colors. It was a wire-to-wire win and a stunning triumph – one of many in Stevens’ award- and injury-studded career. He is a member of the Horse Racing Hall of Fame and the recipient of the prestigious Eclipse Award. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The Perfect Ride is a compelling behind-the-scenes account of the racing world, told by a man who has lived it. Here is the remarkable story of American jockey Gary Stevens who has triumphed over a lifetime of adversity – injuries, extortion attempts and death threats included – to become one of the most recognisable names in international racing today. He has also found fame as a film actor with his critically acclaimed appearance in the hit film Seabiscuit.
Ride of Their Lives: The Triumphs and Turmoil of Today’s Top Jockeys
Shulman is features editor for the Blood-Horse, horse racing’s leading weekly. He is an Emmy Award winning writer/producer.
Hammond earned his master’s degree in city planning from the University of Tennessee.
Pat Day, Jerry Bailey, Corey Nakatani, and other jockeys reveal how they deal with the pressure of riding horses at top speeds day in and day out, the reality of injury, and the issue of weight.