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Stevens rides Oxbow to 3rd Preakness win

Sunday - 5/19/2013, 5:10pm  ET

Jockey Gary Stevens, aboard Oxbow, celebrates with trainer D. Wayne Lukas after winning the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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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