Soul of the Matter
Quest for Fame
Rock Hard Ten
- Gary gets his 5,000th WIN aboard the filly JOINT ASPIRATION
in the 7th at BELMONT. He is the 20th jockey to achieve
9 Santa Anita Derby wins
Anita four times (1986, 88, 90, 93),
Hollywood summer twice (1986, 88):
Del Mar twice (1987-88),
Oak Tree three times (1986-87, 97), and
Hollywood fall four times (1986, 88, 92, 94)
rider to surpass $100 million in earnings, 1993
into racing's Hall of Fame in 1997.
the Eclipse Award as the nation's top jockey in 1998.
career Kentucky Derby wins with victories aboard Winning
Colors in 1988, Thunder Gulch in 1995, and Silver Charm
Preakness wins with victories aboard Point Given in 2001
and aboard Silver Charm in 1997
Three Belmont wins with victories aboard Thunder Gulch in 1995, Victory Gallop in 1998 (spoiling the Triple Crown
bid of Real Quiet, whom he defeated by a nose) and on Point Given in 2001.
Breeders' Cup races including two in 1998 when Silverbulletday
took the Juvenile Fillies, and Escena took the Distaff.
the 1998 Dubai World Cup with Silver Charm
the 1991 Japan Cup with Golden Pheasant.
the riding title at the York meeting in England for trainer
Michael Stoute in 1999.
George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, 1996
Keys to Success according to MSNBC:
"A fiery competitor and insightful analyst of pace
and tactics, Stevens has returned to fly high again. Although
he is riding fewer races than he once did, his skills in
the saddle have not been diminished by his health struggles.
He is a master at timing the final run and getting his mount
to put its nose on the wire first, as he did when winning
the 1998 Kentucky Derby on Silver Charm."
(Note: the date cited above is incorrect, Silver Charm actually won the Derby in 1997)