Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Saturday, September 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Day 60° Partly Cloudy

Cordero Plans Comeback

By Compiled From Wire Services

Hall of Fame jockey Angel Cordero, whose spectacular riding career was cut short by injury three years ago, said he is going to ride again at age 52.

Cordero, who turned to training horses after a severe spill, said his main goal is to ride in the Breeders’ Cup this fall.

Cordero holds the record for mounts in Breeders’ Cup races with 48.

The New York Daily News reported Cordero was close to an agreement with Monmouth Park to ride on Sept. 3, the closing day of the meeting at the Oceanport, N.J., track.

The Breeders’ Cup races will be run Oct. 28 at Belmont Park, one of the New York tracks where Cordero built his reputation. He won 7,076 races in 31 years, and his mounts won more than $164.5 million, second highest in racing history.

Cordero has not ridden since Jan. 12, 1992. A spill at Aqueduct left him with a broken elbow, three broken ribs and internal injuries.

Subscribe to the sports newsletter

Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.

You have been successfully subscribed!
There was a problem subscribing you to the newsletter. Double check your email and try again, or email