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Winning consistently is part of the routine for jockey Rafael Bejarano

Winning consistently is part of the routine for jockey Rafael Bejarano

The leading rider at Santa Anita likes his routine.

Every night before he races, Rafael Bejarano gets into his pajamas and plants himself in the middle of his large gray couch. Ginger, his 5-year-old Pomeranian, settles down to his left and Maya, a 4-year-old rescue Yorki, sits on top of the couch to his right.

And for the next two plus hours he studies the next day's Racing Form. Anything for an edge. The next morning he goes to the jockey room and watches video of all the races his mounts have run.

Bejarano's craving for order is in stark contrast to his roller coaster rise as a jockey. In arguably the best jockey colony in the world, Bejarano, 33, has won 24 riding...

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