10/01/2015 1:46PM

Hovdey: Prat deals with view from the sidelines


Being a jockey’s agent and therefore unable to resist, Derek Lawson spent the last few days of the Los Alamitos September meet and the first weekend of Santa Anita counting the winners he should have been riding. He stopped counting after seven or eight, which was probably best for his peace of mind, and then headed for Las Vegas to decompress and mentally prepare for the next several months while his banged-up rider heals.