Ron Franklin's exercise rider's license has been restored, but he must wait six months for a decision on his jockey's license.
Ron Franklin, who became a teenage sensation in 1979 when he rode Spectacular Bid to victory in the first two legs of the Triple Crown, is expected to appear before the Maryland Racing Commission Feb. 20 to ask for reinstatement as a jockey.
Trainer Grover "Bud" Delp and jockey Ron Franklin looked back on the silver anniversary of Spectacular Bid's victory in the 1979 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) at Churchill Downs Sunday afternoon.
By Ron Franklin -- It was Feb. 4, 1978, the first race of my career. Race 4. No. 4. I won by four lengths. My big horse at the time was Tiger Castle. Wow, he could really run.
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