The jockey’s perspective
Riding first-call for Hendriks, Ross Geraghty partners most Rosbrian runners. “Mr. Mahoney is very enthusiastic, always celebrating,” Geraghty says. “But, you know, he’s the first to congratulate the winner if it’s not him.”

Mahoney treated Geraghty and Hendriks to a special boys’ trip to his place on Gasparilla Island on Florida’s southwest coast last summer. The trio “golfed all day, fished all evening and ate hearty every night,” Geraghty says. “Not much horse talk.”

Hendriks picks up the story. “I caught a hundred-pound tarpon that weighed more than our bug girl,” he recalls the half-hour fight with the monster game fish. “I was wrung out, exhausted.”