Saddle instincts

Updated: October 24, 2010, 8:27 PM ET
By Garrett Gomez

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Last year, I rode a colt named Grazen in the California Cup Classic. We were on the lead going into the stretch and I had a pretty good shot of winning; everyone was high on this horse and he'd raced perfectly for me through the early going. All of the sudden he took this little bobble and before you knew it, I had to pull him up. He had torn his right front tendon.

You ask the vets, if I would have let him go on for another two or three jumps without stopping him, he'd ...

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