Jockey Gary Stevens, will not ride again until Saturday due to a minor injury.

Jockey Gary Stevens, will not ride again until Saturday due to a minor injury.

Associated Press

Stevens Off Mounts This Week Due to Minor Injury

By Claire Novak
Hall of Fame rider Gary Stevens has taken off his mounts this week after aggravating a minor tailbone injury incurred in a post parade spill at Saratoga last Wednesday. Stevens was unseated from the Dale Romans-trained North East Storm prior to the third race, a maiden turf test for 2-year-olds. He returned to racing the following day, but decided to take off his mounts after riding six on Sunday's card.

"He knew it was bruised and he was feeling a little off, but after yesterday he decided he needed a break," said Craig O'Bryan, the jockey's agent, on Monday. "He had six mounts on Saturday, and then he rode six on Sunday again. He probably overdid it a little, but he's been resting and he'll definitely be back by Saturday."

Going into Monday's card, Stevens was 11th in the Saratoga standings with a record of 8-10-11 from 62 mounts.