Sport: Stretch Drive

Because Gordon Richards did such things as ride twelve winners in twelve races, British bookies once balked at taking bets on his mounts. At 41, Jockey Richards was still up and at 'em last week, and his wrists and knees were still persuasive enough to boot home the winner in Newmarket's Icklingham Stakes. It was his 3,000th win in 25 seasons. (Britain's Sam Heapy holds the world's record, 3,620 wins; Johnny Longden leads all U.S. jockeys with 2,417.)


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