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The Legendary Jockey Who Became “The Bionic Man”

, The Legendary Jockey Who Became “The Bionic Man”

A Career of Triumphs and Setbacks

Gary Stevens, a legendary jockey with an impressive career, has become known as "The Bionic Man" due to the extensive surgeries he has undergone. Despite facing countless injuries and near-death experiences, Stevens has amassed over £200m in prize money, made appearances in films, and found success as a TV analyst.

A Track Record of Success

Stevens' career highlights include winning three Kentucky Derby races, three Preakness Stakes, three Belmont Stakes, and two Kentucky Oaks. He also dominated the Breeders' Cup, winning major races such as the Turf, Juvenile, and Mile. Stevens' achievements on the track have solidified his status as one of the greats in US Racing.

From the Track to the Screen

In addition to his racing career, Stevens has made a name for himself in the world of entertainment. He appeared in the critically acclaimed film "Seabiscuit" in 2003, playing the role of a jockey. Stevens also showcased his skills as an analyst on TVG and NBC Sports, providing expert analysis of horse racing events.

Battling Through Injuries

Throughout his career, Stevens has faced numerous injuries and setbacks. From being in a coma after a horse threw him into a rail to enduring a horse stamping on his face, he has shown incredible resilience and determination. Despite the physical toll, Stevens has always returned to racing, showcasing his unwavering passion for the sport.

, The Legendary Jockey Who Became “The Bionic Man”

The End of an Era

In November 2018, Stevens underwent what would be his final surgery. His doctor delivered the devastating news that he could no longer continue his career. Stevens accepted this decision, knowing that he was just a millimeter away from being a quadriplegic. Reflecting on his career, Stevens expressed gratitude for the experiences, despite the challenges he faced.

It's clear that Gary Stevens' legacy as a legendary jockey and "The Bionic Man" will forever be remembered in the world of horse racing.

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