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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 6 March 1963Caldwell, Idaho, USA
Birth NameGary Lynn Stevens
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Gary Stevens was born on March 6, 1963 in Caldwell, Idaho, USA as Gary Lynn Stevens. He is an actor, known for Seabiscuit (2003), The True Story of Seabiscuit (2003) and Luck (2011). He has been married to Angela Athayde since July 19, 2004.

Spouse (1)

Angela Athayde (19 July 2004 - present)

Trivia (15)

Professional jockey.
Through 2014, has nine Triple Crown victories: Three Kentucky Derbys: Winning Colors in 1988, Thunder Gulch in 1995, and Silver Charm in 1997. Three Preakness Stakes: Oxbow in 2013, Point Given in 2001 and Silver Charm in 1997. Three Belmont Stakes: Thunder Gulch in 1995, Victory Gallop in 1998, and Point Given in 2001. Through 2002, Gary has won eight Breeders' Cup races.
Through 2002, has had 4,691 wins and has won $206,293,634 in purses. He has won 28 races with purses of $1 million or more.
In 1993, became the youngest jockey to surpass $100 million dollars in purse earnings. He was the leading money winning jockey in 1990 with $19.8 million in purses and 1998 with $13.8 million. Ranked among top 10 money winners from 1985-1999 and in 2001. He won the inaugural National Jockey Championship at Lone Star Park in 1997.
He won the Eclipse Award as the nation's top jockey in 1998 and awarded George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1996. He was president of the Jockey's Guild in 1997. He has won 15 major racing meet titles.
Was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 1997 at the age of 34, the second youngest jockey to be voted in.
Was named one of People Magazines 50 Most Beautiful People of 2003.
Met his wife, Angie Athayde, on the set of Seabiscuit
By riding "Oxbow," the winner of the 2013 Preakness, Stevens became the oldest jockey to win that race ever.
Recently returned to the U.S. from Europe, where he was promoting various European releases of Seabiscuit. He is now taking an extended vacation from race riding while he evaluates new acting prospects. [November 2003]
In hospital after surviving a spill off Storming Home as he won the Arlington Million at Arlington Park, Illinois. The horse was disqualified for bearing out. [August 2003]
Retired at Churchill Downs on the 26th of November, 2005 [November 2005]
Baltimore, Maryland, USA: Returned from retirement as a jockey, and from the end of his TV series 'Luck', to the track winning his ninth Triple Crown race, the Preakness Stakes, on Oxbow, and defeating Kentucky Derby winner, Orb. [May 2013]
He will ride Noble Causeway in the Kentucky Derby, completing trainer Nick Zito's roster of riders for his five Derby contenders. [April 2005]
Is an on-air personality for TVG and NBC Sports covering horse racing. [June 2006]

Personal Quotes (1)

[re sudden end of Luck (2011) YV series] I was devastated when they scrapped 'Luck'. I was depressed. It was a big, big hit emotionally. I had a five-year deal with these people. It was astronomical. This was going to be a life changer. I had bonded with the cast and crew; we were like a family. Then boom, it was over. It was eating at me. I was down. And down on myself.

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