Jockey Ryan Fogelsonger went from knowing nothing about horse racing to riding in the Preakness to winning an Eclipse Award in remarkably short time.
The road grew tougher after that, however, as the Maryland native battled injuries and other problems. Retired — or maybe not — since late last year, Fogelsonger visited with The Racing Biz recently at Pimlico. In part one of the interview (here), he discussed his two attempts at Preakness glory.
Here, in part two, he discusses one of his favorite racing memories — Silmaril’s 2005 Pimlico Breeders’ Cup Distaff Handicap win over defending filly champion Ashado — how riding a good horse feels different from riding an everyday horse, how he got his start in racing, and why a guy with a list of injuries as long as his arm still wants to get back in the saddle.