Gary Stevens' brother says he will race again

Gary Stevens' brother says he will race again

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by Ryan Larrondo & KTVB.COM

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Posted on May 4, 2013 at 10:49 PM

BOISE -- When Gary Stevens was a youngster riding horses at Les Bois Race Track, just 12-years-old, he had one thing to say to everyone that would listen; that someday, he was going to win a Kentucky Derby.

Turns out he was right, and then some.

Stevens has won three, and was going for his fourth today, seven years after retiring.

Stevens was back in the Kentucky Derby riding on a horse named Oxbow. And he was running well early on, but faded back late.

Orb surged to the front and won the Kentucky Derby. Gary Stevens wound up in sixth place.

Earlier today, KTVB asked Stevens' brother if he will ever race again at Les Bois Park and the answer was, definitely.

"He didn't come back just to ride in the Kentucky Derby. His intentions is to keep riding as long as he can. When he came back, he figured riding in the derby would be a bonus. He knew it was going to be, since he was gone so long - seven and a half years, that the mounts might not come to him like they did before until he proved himself. So, the derby is something that's just nice for him now. And he'll start, tomorrow will be another day. He continues to ride," said brother, Craig Stevens.

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