Desormeaux defends stretch ride

Updated: May 12, 2010, 10:44 PM ET
By David Grening | Daily Racing Form

ELMONT, N.Y. - Kent Desormeaux has read and heard the criticism regarding his perceived lack of effort at the end of the Kentucky Derby aboard Paddy O'Prado, who finished third. The Hall of Fame jockey feels like it's unjustified.

"It's only from ignorance or lack of communication where you can make the accusation," Desormeaux said Saturday between races at Belmont Park.

The accusation made by some handicappers, media members, and even the horse's trainer, Dale Romans, is that ...

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