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Desormeaux is riding high

After years of ups and downs, jockey is sitting pretty atop Derby champion

His win in the Kentucky Derby brought Kent Desormeaux back to the top of the racing world. His win in the Kentucky Derby brought Kent Desormeaux back to the top of the racing world. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
By Mark Blaudschun
Globe Staff / May 15, 2008

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It is all so smooth now. Almost full circle from 21 years ago when, riding in Maryland, he earned an Eclipse Award as outstanding apprentice jockey and two years later won another Eclipse Award as outstanding jockey, a rare double. (Full article: 1057 words)

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