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Saying goodbye to a great

Jockey Dominguez made the wise decision to hang up his silks

Updated: June 13, 2013, 3:53 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

Ramon Dominguez, who announced his retirement Thursday, was the best jockey in America. I realize that's more opinion than fact, but I don't see how anyone could argue otherwise.

Dominguez won three straight Eclipse Awards, from 2010 through 2012, as the nation's top jockey, but there's more to his story of excellence than that. What he did day-in and day-out was ride against one of the best jockey colonies ever assembled and dominate.

The 2012 spring ...

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