Jockey McCauley Targets Labor Day for Comeback
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 8/25/2007 12:47:57 PM
Last Updated: 8/25/2007 4:44:44 PM
Herb McCauley, one of the leading jockeys at Monmouth Park in the 1980s and ‘90s until he was injured in 1998, said Aug. 25 that he expects to start a comeback on Labor Day.
The 50-year-old McCauley, who was forced into retirement after he shattered his leg in a spill at Monmouth, was galloping horses for trainer Greg Sacco when he made his comment. He said he planned to go to nearby Colts Neck Farm, where he has been working steadily for trainer Alan Goldberg.
“I’m looking to start back riding on Labor Day, either at the Meadowlands or Saratoga," he said. "I’m feeling good, and I’ve got my weight down to 115 with the help of a physical trainer and a nutritionist. I’m looking forward to riding again.”
McCauley, who won the 1983 Haskell Invitational aboard Deputed Testamony, was the leading apprentice rider at Monmouth in 1976. He won three riding titles at the Meadowlands in the early 1980s.
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