12/03/2015 1:24PM

Desormeaux's wife will have to wait to make riding debut


CYPRESS, Calif. – A California policy prohibiting inexperienced apprentice jockeys from riding 2-year-olds will prevent Rosie Higgins from riding in what would have been her first race on Saturday. The wife of Hall of Fame rider Kent Desormeaux, Higgins was named on the 2-year-old Sunny Truce in Saturday’s ninth race at Los Alamitos, but will not be allowed to ride because of a policy that requires apprentice jockeys to have five wins before they can ride a 2-year-old or a first-time starter, according to steward Luis Jauregui.