03/21/2013 4:29PM

Keeneland: Gary Stevens to ride in Kentucky


Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will be among the many top riders competing throughout Keeneland and into Kentucky Derby week at Churchill. His agent, Craig O’Bryan, said this week that Stevens will return to Kentucky after riding next weekend in Dubai.

Stevens, 50, retired from the saddle in November 2005, with his last ride coming at Churchill. He came out of retirement to great fanfare in January at Santa Anita and has a 12-for-83 record since returning.

Turcotte film premiere Derby week

A Canadian documentary detailing the life and career of Ron Turcotte, the jockey who rode Secretariat to win the 1973 Triple Crown, will have its world premiere at the Baxter Theatre in Louisville on May 2, the Thursday before the Derby.

More information on the film, “Secretariat’s Jockey, Ron Turcotte,” is available at Secretariat.com.