DEL MAR RIDING COLONY A HEADY MIX OF SET AND RISING STARS
Gary Stevens would really rather be part of it than one step removed. Rather be on the inside of the Del Mar jockey colony looking out, than the outside looking in, a Hall of Fame rider providing an expert opinion.
Impending full knee replacement surgery, from which he intends to recover and ride again, has sidelined Stevens. But it's put him in a unique position to ponder and give an objective assessment of a 2014 jockey group that is an intriguing mix of young, old, established and rising, in terms of both age and Del Mar experience.