Two-Minute Lick - Jerry Bailey
Since retiring in 2006, Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey has shown he is as comfortable behind the microphone as he was in the saddle. A two-time winner of each of the Triple Crown races and a seven-time Eclipse Award winner who piloted the legendary Cigar, Bailey will serve as an analyst for NBC’s coverage of the 2013 Triple Crown.
Name: Jerry Bailey
What I do for a living: Sports analyst
How and when I was introduced to Thoroughbred racing: By my father in the mid-1960s.
My favorite racetrack: Saratoga
Other sports/teams that I follow: Green Bay Packers, Yankees … all sports!
What I would like to see more of in Thoroughbred racing: Close-up action shots, i.e. helmet cams.
What I would like to see less of in Thoroughbred racing: Racing… as in I’d like to see shorter meets.
Three words that define what horse racing means to me: Great world experiences.
First Thoroughbred track I ever attended was: Sunland Park in New Mexico
My favorite all-time Thoroughbred: Cigar
My personal best moment in the sport of horse racing: Winning the Kentucky Derby.
Best racetrack food can be found at: How would I know?
My favorite jockey: Bill Shoemaker
My favorite trainer: Mack Miller
My hero: My father
Person in Thoroughbred racing I’d most like to have dinner with: Henry Cecil
My philosophy in life: Don’t take life too seriously.
Favorite quote or motto: Success is not final and failure is not fatal.
Favorite animal other than a horse: Dog
Favorite non-Thoroughbred sporting event I have attended: NFL game
Number one bucket list item: Fly a plane.