TITLE

Q+A Jerry Bailey

AUTHOR(S)
Deitsch, Richard; Bailey, Jerry; Bechtel, Mark; Cannella, Stephen
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Sports Illustrated;4/25/2005, Vol. 102 Issue 17, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an interview with Jerry Bailey, a 47-year-old Hall of Fame jockey and author of the just published "Against the Odds: Riding for My Life." SI: You've been sober since 1989 and your book details your alcoholism. How did your drinking affect your riding? Bailey: "I was never falling-down drunk when I went into the paddock to get on a horse, but toward the end I had some alcohol in my body at all times and I was far less than 100 percent." SI: You won the Florida Derby on High Fly, and you'll ride him in the Kentucky Derby. Make a case for him to win. Bailey: "People have said that he's not bred to go that far, the extra eighth of a mile. But he has a lot of ones by his name, and that's always a plus for the Derby." SI: If you could put together the ultimate horse race, which six would be in the field? Bailey: "Secretariat, Citation, Cigar, Seabiscuit, Silky Sullivan and Man o' War. I'd ride Cigar."
ACCESSION #
16831009

 

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