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Gary Stevens finishes 3rd in 1st race of comeback

Updated: January 6, 2013, 8:39 PM ET
Associated Press

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens finished third in the first race of his comeback after a seven-year retirement.

He was aboard Jebrica in the sixth race at Santa Anita on Sunday, a $45,000 claiming race at a mile on the turf. They opened a length lead approaching the eighth pole only to be caught near the wire by two horses flying from off the pace.

Jebrica and Stevens finished a nose behind second-place Deacon Speakin' and paid $4.20 to show as the 5-1 third choice ...

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