In addition to his installation into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, Stevens won the prestigious George Wolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1996. It was the character of Wolf that Stevens played in the movie “Seabiscuit.” That award was followed by the Mike Venizia Memorial Award for “extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship” and the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey in the United States. In 2002, Stevens wrote a book about his life called “The Perfect Ride.” After 25 years of life on the track, Stevens retired in 2005. Months later, he began his new career as a broadcast racing analyst with TVG and NBC Sports. The fairgrounds are at 2551 West Avenue H (at the 14 Freeway) in Lancaster. To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com. Horse racing enthusiasts will have an opportunity to meet Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens on Saturday at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds during a meet-and-greet appearance between 2 and 4 p.m. at the fairground’s satellite wagering facility, the Turf Club. Stevens will be autographing special souvenir postcards, which will be available for purchase. Admission for the event is $5 for all ages. Celebrity jockeys are a rare sight in the Antelope Valley, and Gary Stevens is among the rarest. Some may remember him for the acting role he played in the Academy Award-nominated movie “Seabiscuit.” But his real resum as an American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey reads like a horse racing fan’s wish list. Stevens has won eight Triple Crown races, including three Kentucky Derbys, two Preakness Stakes and three Belmont Stakes. His mounts have collected over $221 million. He holds the record for Santa Anita Derby wins, nine in all. Wins in eight Breeder’s Cup races add to his cachet. Topping his awards are international wins, including the 1998 Dubai World Cup and 1991 Japan Cup. With a total of 25,442 career mounts and more than 5,000 wins, Stevens ranks among the winning-est riders ever. He is one of only 20 jockeys in history to reach this victory milestone, joining the ranks of other celebrated riders such as Bill Shoemaker, Laiffit Pincay and Angel Cordero. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/04/27/bang_964d1ae0-12cc-49b8-85c3-435f349afa1f”]Now that the Warriors were moving on to face the Rockets, coach Steve Kerr reflected on the series against the upstart Clippers.At postgame news conference, he said Los Angeles brought the best out of his team. He credited them for their resilience and execution that pushed the series to a surprising Game 6. The big difference in the finale was the performance of Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who scored 50 points, …
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Continue Reading Previous Bridgetek helps bring 3.5” HMI display shield venture to lifeNext ADI: sigma-delta A/D converter for AC and DC signals VITA, the trade association for standard computing architectures serving critical and intelligent embedded computing systems markets, announces the ratification by ANSI and VITA of ANSI/VITA 48.4-2018 “Liquid Flow Through VPX Plug-In Module Standard”. This standard has completed the VITA and ANSI processes reaching full recognition under guidance of VITA. This is the first VITA standard to define a liquid cooling method for plug-in backplane modules.The ANSI/ VITA 48.4-2018 standard establishes the mechanical design, interface control, outline and mounting requirements to ensure the mechanical intermateability of 6U VPX liquid-flow-through cooled plug-in modules within associated sub-racks. The modules use liquid flowing through an integral heatsink of the module for cooling the electronic components and circuit boards. Quick disconnect coupling assemblies allow fluidic coupling to the chassis coolant manifold.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules