NEWS STORY 80 - CHAMPAGNE JOE SPEAKS TO KENT DESORMEAUX !...

Champagne gets the exclusive with Kent on his recent career choices and hopes.

by Champagne Joe

The views and opinions in this article are those of Champagne's and are not always consistent with the views of www.TheStickHorseRacing.Com

__________________________________________________


*ADVERTISE YOUR COMPANY HERE*

*Note - If you turn on your sound and speakers, you should hear pleasant Stick News Music in this article !*

7/25/07

A CONVERSATION WITH KENT DESORMEAUX

Kent Desormeaux is certainly one of the hardest working, most dedicated and honest thoroughbred racing jockeys around, and just a few days ago I was priviledged to spend some time with this Hall Of Fame rider who has recently made the decision to permanently hang his tack in NY and compete on the NYRA circuit. This following many years of very successful riding on Southern California tracks.

When I asked him about the move he said he had just wanted some change of scenery, (and so far that change has been fruitful for both himself and his fans). "New track. new jockey agent, new home, (he mentioned he had already purchased a home in nearby Nassau County on Long Island) "Everything new, and I've been winning races here in New York at a good rate, but I do miss the good weather somewhat from back in California". He said he intends to stay on the NYRA trail, & plans to ride up at Saratoga as well.

He explained the different riding styles as he sees them from So. Cal. racing & East Coast racing. "In Southern California most emphasis was on speed. Horses would jump out of the gate and race more like quarterhorses. Here it's more a case of getting position, rating your mount, and timing your finish.". (My own thoughts on this is simply that here it's more important to have a skilled knowledeable jockey up, and that may be why Kent seems to be winning more & holding a clinic on horserace riding 101).

Asked whether he would consider returning to So. Cal. for the winter racing season he inferred that at this time that scenario was very improbable. Regarding the new cushion track surfaces, he was emphatic. "Best thing since sliced bread! Easy on the horses, and safer than ordinary dirt. Similar to maybe riding on a kind of trampoline. I love it!". It was a bit of a surprise to learn that he felt the fastest horse he had ever ridden was 'Afternoon Delights'. "But", he added, "As far as a best router or marathon runner , that was 'Kotashan"!" (Horse of the year 1994). Of course his biggest thrill in racing understandably came when he won his 1st Kentucky Derby aboard 'Real Quiet'. "Dreams came true that day!".

I asked what were his plans following horse race riding, after all there comes a time when even the best of the best must consider hanging up their tack for good. His answer "I'll definitely stay connected with the business of horseracing. I love this sport. Hopefully I can hook up as a commentator with the likes of HRTV or TVG or something along those lines.". Broadcasters ..take note, then get in line! Well, here's one racing fan who will not enjoy that day when that day finally comes around, hopefully not for many years to come 'cause right now it's easy to "Pay The Rent With Kent!".

Until next time, good luck to all, see you at Saratoga!

From MC, Thank You Champagne and Thank You Kent.

*LATE ORDER AVAILABLE ?: YES ! YOU MAY ORDER ANY TIME TO HAVE ALL THE WINNERS WAITING FOR YOU IN EMAIL.

*TELEPHONE ORDER ?: YES ! CALL US AT (516) 589 - 1368 to order with your credit card and talk to MC !

All Advertisers are encouraged to email us and ask about sponsorship/promotions opportunities to promote their products on our web site or in our web cam video show.

Best Regards and Racing,
MC_Excelsior

All of our normal services are now available.

Please Email us with any questions or Orders that you would like filled for Selections Sheets at your favorite tracks.

*ADVERTISE YOUR COMPANY HERE*

----------------------------

Best Regards and Racing, MC_Excelsior

RETURN TO OUR HEADLINES PAGE

TO READ OUR OTHER HEADLINES Press Here

home   •   about us   •   news   •   logo polo's   •   wager strategy   •   advertise   •   marketplace   •   contact us
TheStickHorseRacing.Com © 1998-2005 | Terms Of Use