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Jockey’s grooming comes along nicely

Posted: March 15, 2014 at 3:28 a.m.

Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. hopes to return to the winner’s circle after the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park today with Tapiture, which he calls the best horse he has ever ridden.

Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. hopes to return to the winner’s circle after the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park today with Tapiture, which he calls the best horse he has ever ridden.

Asked if Tapiture is the best horse he’s ever ridden, Ricardo Santana Jr., without hesitation, said, “Yes.” Asked if he was nervous on the eve of maybe the most important race of his young career, Santana, without hesitation, said, “No.”

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Sports, Pages 19 on 03/15/2014

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