How Garrett Gomez Transformed My Life
By Cindy Trejo
As the momentum of Kentucky Derby fever builds like a huge tidal wave, racing fans have the potential to encounter new superstars. Stunning, three-year-old equine athletes coming on to the national scene vie for top honors and their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take home the roses.
The most exciting two minutes in sports will demand skill, grit and a strong heart of its young thoroughbreds. Superstar-like guidance from trainers and riders will give them the best chance for winning the top prize. It might not take a village, but it absolutely requires a vigilant partnership to win — and the rewards include a permanent stamp in the history of America’s greatest race.
The late Garrett Gomez, a dual Eclipse Award-winning rider never won the Kentucky Derby or a Triple Crown race. He finished second in the 2009 Derby aboard Pioneerof the Nile (who would sire 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah) and… (more)