Q+A Jerry Bailey

Deitsch, Richard; Bailey, Jerry; Bechtel, Mark; Cannella, Stephen
April 2005
Sports Illustrated;4/25/2005, Vol. 102 Issue 17, p22
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."


Related Articles

  • Father's Day. Minor, Audax // New Yorker;10/1/1966, Vol. 42 Issue 32, p127 

    Discusses the highlights of the Big A horse racing event held in New York City in September 1966. Race horse that led the race; Commendation for the jockey who rode the Bold Hour horse; Number of Futurity race won by the horse Mr. Widener.

  • WHEN FRANCE RULED ENGLAND. WHITE, JOHN // Horse Racing Miscellany;2009, p45 

    The article presents a list of winners in the 1950 English Classics.

  • GO TO THE RACES. Johnson, William // Sports Illustrated;12/04/1967, Vol. 27 Issue 23, p102 

    The article discusses the participation of jockey Jesse Davidson in the annual Charles Town races in Boston, Massachusetts in December 1967. Davidson will ride six horses, three of which he has already ridden at the Hargerstown, Maryland race tracks. He is accompanied by another former jockey,...

  • A high one is hiding out. Reed, Jr., William F. // Sports Illustrated;08/11/1969, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p46 

    The article features horse racer Curly Smart and his success in the horse racing industry in the U.S. as of August 11, 1969. Smart has experienced racing in several U.S. states including Delaware, Ohio and Indiana. However, it notes that Smart won several times in various horse racing events but...

  • HANG ON AND PRAY. Tower, Whitney // Sports Illustrated;04/08/1957, Vol. 6 Issue 14, p14 

    The article reports that race horse Sundew and jockey Fred Winter have won the Grand National Day horse race held at the Aintree track in Liverpool, England. A total of 35 horses participated in the event, but only 11 were able to finish. According to Winter, he was worried at the start of the...

  • TRUE GRIT WAS BEHIND THE WHIP. McDermott, Barry // Sports Illustrated;8/23/1976, Vol. 45 Issue 8, p12 

    The article reports on the highlights of the Adios horse racing which was held at The Meadows Racetrack in Meadow Lands, Pennsylvania. Joe O'Brien on his Armbro Ranger won the race defeating Stanley Dancer with his colt Keystone Ore. During the race, Keystone Ore struggled to make a lead over...

  • MISSING DATA UNAVAILABLE. Tower, Whitney // Sports Illustrated;05/10/1971, Vol. 34 Issue 19, p18 

    The article discusses the victory of a Venezuelan race horse in the 97th edition of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The author notes that nobody expected a field horse to finish first at the prestigious Derby. All five of the participating six field horses landed in their predicted...

  • Making passes at girls who take classics. Tower, Whitney // Sports Illustrated;08/16/1971, Vol. 35 Issue 7, p68 

    The article reports on the interest of racehorse breeders in Shuvee, an American thoroughbred racehorse. It states that most breeders prefer racing ability over pedigree in selecting their broodmares. Shuvee has proven her skills by winning several major races and she is expected to take the...

  • A case of rare vintage Port. Stathoplos, Demmie // Sports Illustrated;02/14/1983, Vol. 58 Issue 6, p90 

    The article features Port Conway Lane, a 14-year-old race horse who is still active in the sport as of November 1983. It states that Port Conway Lane, known to his fans as the Old Man, is rare in the world of horse racing, as those his age are often long retired or dead. In his 13th year, Port...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics