GARY STEVENS, JEBRICA, THIRD: “You can prepare all you want – like preparing a horse for a race in the morning. There’s nothing like a race itself. It feels good to get the cobwebs out, and I feel good. I’m proud of the people who have helped me get to this point, and I want to make them proud moving forward.”
(What did it feel like after seven years?)
“It felt really good. I rode long enough to know that turning into the backside, I was going to be loaded coming into the stretch.