11/12/2015 2:56PM

Emigh enjoying career revival at age 44


STICKNEY, Ill. – Chris Emigh has won nine riding titles, but the most recent of them came in 2006, and at 44, supposedly on the down slope of a long and successful career in the saddle, Emigh’s name didn’t figure to light the top of a meet-long leaderboard ever again. Yet roughly halfway through the Hawthorne fall-winter season, there’s Emigh, perched atop the jockey standings, his 27 wins through Wednesday eight better than Tim Thornton and Santo Sanjur.