What I was amazed by was the length of the article. A serious number of inches devoted to the topic which is somewhat rare. He's always struck me as a guy who was devoted to his job by not only his talent but actually liking horses and riding.
Because he doesn't cherry pick only a handful of mounts (like Mike Smith, for example) he's apt to get at the NY tracks the "what have you done for me lately" ups and downs from the bettors. I think he's vastly under appreciated by a lot of folks compared to other more 'big name' riders.
I did love this bit of austerity:
But he does not flash his wealth. He drives a 2006 Honda Civic, which replaced the 1993 Honda Accord he drove for 13 years.
Jockey Ramon Dominguez celebrated his 36th birthday with three stakes wins at Aqueduct on Saturday. He's the leading rider there and finished with five wins on the card. Three of which were graded stakes races and all very thrilling ...
Stay Thirsty by a nose over the filly Groupie Doll in the $350,000 Cigar Mile. Overanalyze in the $250,000 Remsen for 2-year-olds and Dance Card in the $350,000 Gazelle for 3-year-old fillies.
It's a shame that the mare Groupie Doll was defeated but she was certainly valiant in the head-bob loss to Stay Thirsting making his final lifetime race.