AP Sports Writer
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Although no one really keeps track of such things, Gary Stevens had no problem making the assessment with complete conviction.
"I guarantee I'm the first grandfather winner of a Triple Crown race," said the 50-year-old Stevens, who guided Oxbow to a stunning upset victory Saturday in the Preakness.
Stevens retired in 2005 after a long struggle with knee pain. He resumed riding in early January, the same week he got a call from 77-year-old trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who told him about a couple of promising 3-year-old colts who could make the Derby.
One of them was Oxbow.
With Stevens riding confidently in the saddle, Oxbow led from start to finish and won the Preakness by 1
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