Press Release

T.C. Stevens, son of Hall of Fame Jockey Gary Stevens, is preparing to ride his first race as a professional jockey at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La. He has been named on trainer Steve Asmussen’s Motown Missile in the sixth race on Sunday, March 19. Post time is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. (Central).

“I am very grateful to Mr. Asmussen and his staff for giving me this opportunity,” said Stevens. “I’ve had this dream of being a jockey for a very long time. While I realize I am further along in life than is the norm to start this career path, I know that I am prepared and will go out there on Sunday and do the absolute best that I can.”

T.C. Stevens comes from a long lineage of jockeys. In addition to his father and uncle (Gary and Scott Stevens respectively), his mother is from the Baze Family of the Pacific Northwest. T.C. has been riding horses for 13 years and working for Brad Cox for the last nine months. Last fall he was paired with Breeders Cup Sprint winner Carvavel. He is also the regular exercise rider of top horses Instant Coffee, Hit Show, Zozos, Strobe and Tapit’s Conquest.

“The trust Brad has put in me to gallop and breeze some of his best horses has been paramount,” added Stevens. “It has taken my skill and confidence to a whole new level. I am so grateful that he has allowed me to chase my dream of being a jockey while continuing to work for him.”