Hovdey: Delgado high on his big horse

by Jay Hovdey 4 years ago

Along with trainer Art Sherman, his son and assistant Alan, and groom Raul Rodriguez, exercise rider Willie Delgado has been indispensable in the development and ongoing success of California Chrome. On Saturday, Delgado hopes to join an honor roll of exercise riders whose work helped win a Triple Crown, riders like Freeman McMillen with Citation, Charlie Davis with Secretariat, Mike Kennedy with Seattle Slew, Jose ”Tuto” Ithier with Affirmed.

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