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Jockey Aaron Gryder is right where he wants to be
Jockey Aaron Gryder is right where he wants to be

Jockey Aaron Gryder's life is not just a story. It's an odyssey. When he climbs aboard Blingo on Saturday in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap, the most prestigious race for older thoroughbreds west of the Mississippi, he will be an afterthought. Gryder doesn't mind that. He understands. This Big Cap, after all, has three of the best horses in the world. All three could have easily skipped this one and headed for Dubai and the March 29 Dubai World Cup, with a $10-million purse that makes it the richest in the world. Santa Anita will offer only $750,000, but that — as well as the chance to run in great competition at the track where they will once again hold this...

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