‘No Place Else I’d Rather Be’: Krigger Making The Most Of Northern California Opportunities

Jockey Kevin Krigger started riding horses at age four as he grew up in the Virgin Islands, and by the time he was 29 Krigger was the regular racing companion of Goldencents. The pair finished 17th in the Kentucky Derby, then fifth in the Preakness, but Krigger was taken off the colt before his Breeders' Cup Mile victory. A slew of injuries pushed Krigger back to the Virgin Islands for three years, but he returned to race-riding in early 2017 and has recently been competing across Northern California, reports The Sacramento Bee.

Krigger tries to be the first jockey to arrive at the track each morning, pulling into the stable area around 5:00 a.m. to exercise racehorses for any trainer who might give him a chance. He's won with three of his 31 mounts since his return to the area, but is pleased to be doing what he loves once again.

“When I'm on a horse, there's no place else I'd rather be,” Krigger said, but added that he still has big dreams for his career. “I want to see if I can find me that horse that I can win the Kentucky Derby with. If I don't set that as my goal, I'm just wasting my time.”

Read more at The Sacramento Bee.

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