LEGENDARY AGENT O’BRYAN RECALLS MAGNITUDE OF SANTA ANITA HANDICAP, ‘BLACK HEART’ WON FIRST OF FIVE BIG ’CAPS IN 1957 WITH WHITTINGHAM’S CORN HUSKER, SON CRAIG HAS THIS YEAR’S FAVORITE, MUCHO MACHO MAN

by dolsen 10 months ago
February 27, 2014

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2014)—Raised on a farm in Southern Illinois, he was delivering newspapers on horseback at the age of 12. Born Oct. 25, 1920 in Taylorville, Illinois, George O’Bryan would go on to become an exercise boy, jockey and, by the 1950s, one of America’s top jockey agents, winning five Santa Anita Handicaps while representing legendary Hall of Fame riders such as Ralph Neves, Manual Ycaza, Donald Pierce and Laffit Pincay, Jr.

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