Gary Stevens
English footballer
Gary Stevens
Gary Michael Stevens is a retired English footballer who is best remembered playing in defence for a successful Everton side of the 1980s, as well as for the England national football team.
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Oldest jockey makes comeback at Kentucky Derby
CBS News - almost 2 years
Gary Stevens, 52, will be the oldest jockey to line up at this year's Kentucky Derby. CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller met up with Stevens to talk about his unlikely comeback to the sport he once dominated.
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Diversy Harbor rallies to win Buena Vista at Santa Anita
USA Today - about 2 years
Diversy Harbor rallies to win $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes under Gary Stevens at Santa Anita           
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Firing Line has 'all the tools' to win Derby
USA Today - about 2 years
Gary Stevens knows what kind of horse it takes to win the Kentucky Derby.           
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Horse racing-Mucho Macho Man gives trainer a win to savour
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A day after Mucho Macho Man charged to a heart-stopping win at the Breeders' Cup Classic, his trainer Kathy Ritvo said she could finally watch the video footage of his runner-up finish in the same race last year. Twelve months ago, Mucho Macho Man had to settle for second place, just half a length behind surprise winner Fort Larned, after very nearly taking the lead with a storming run down the home straight at Santa Anita Park. On Saturday, that disappointment was erased in gripping fashion as the five-year-old horse, piloted by veteran Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, held off a late surge by Will Take Charge to win North America's richest horse race by a nose. "Now that he won, I can re-watch last year," Ritvo told reporters at Santa Anita Park on Sunday.
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Classic finish for historic victory - Boston Herald
Google News - over 3 years
Boston Herald Classic finish for historic victory Boston Herald EMOTIONAL RIDE: Jockey Gary Stevens reacts after guiding Mucho Macho Man to victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic for trainer Kathy Ritvo last night at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Ritvo is the first female trainer to win the marquee race. 1. Sunday ... Man wins Classic for female 1st at Breeders' CupSan Francisco Chronicle Macho By Nose! Stevens wins true ClassicNew York Daily News 2013 Breeders' Cup: Mucho Macho Man holds on to win Classic in photo finishWashington Post The Seattle Times -New York Times -Fox News all 556 news articles »
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Mucho Macho Man gives Stevens, Ritvo first Classic win
USA Today - over 3 years
Mucho Macho Man, ridden by 50-year-old Gary Stevens, won $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic
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Beholder wins BC Distaff, ends Royal Delta's reign
Yahoo News - over 3 years
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Beholder won the $2 million Distaff by 4 1/4 lengths Friday at Santa Anita, spoiling Royal Delta's bid for a third straight victory at the Breeders' Cup, with veteran jockeys Gary Stevens and Mike Smith dominating on opening day.
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Pals Mike Smith and Gary Stevens saddle up for Breeders' Cup
LATimes - over 3 years
Veteran jockeys, close friends for many years, are looking forward to competing against each other at Santa Anita next weekend. Both believe they are riding potential winners. Most people think next weekend's horse racing extravaganza at Santa Anita is the Breeders' Cup. It's actually the Mike and Gary Show.     
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Oxbow's Preakness victory doesn't spoil anything
LATimes - almost 4 years
Orb finishes fourth at Pimlico, but having Wayne Lukas and Gary Stevens back on center stage is good for the sport. BALTIMORE — Chances are, the horse racing public will get it wrong again.
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Brid’s unbeaten record ended by Ribblesdale
Birdlington Free Pass - over 4 years
Bridlington RUFC 16 North Ribblesdale 21 Yorkshire One BRIDLINGTON were at home to North Ribblesdale on Saturday, the team which ended their winning streak last season, and they did the same again. On a sunny yet quite cold day, with a good crowd of supporters, Ribblesdale had a poor start to the game when their kick off failed to go 10 metres, giving a scrum on halfway to Bridlington. But then they were awarded a free kick from the engagement of the scrum, which they took quickly, feeding the backs to attack. The forwards then secured the ball and attacked the blind side, but they put a foot in touch, giving a lineout to the home side. A good run by Regan Stirk took him up to the 40 metre line, where Bridlington were awarded a penalty. They kicked for a lineout just outside Ribblesdale’s 22, but a scrum was awarded as the ball was not straight. They launched a good attack by kicking ahead, but Stevie Mellonby was able to get to the ball first for a 22 drop out to Brid. Th ...
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Union Mills can clinch JCK Division Two title tonight
Isle Of Man Today - almost 5 years
Millers need a point from last game of season against Colby UNION Mills can pip fellow promoted side Marown to the JCK Division Two title this evening if they take a point from their last league game of the season at Colby. The Millers currently sit one point behind the already finished Crosby side, but a better goal difference means a draw from their encounter in the south would seal them the second-tier crown. In the Canada Life Premier League, the battle for the season’s golden boot wil rage on tonight. Currently St George’s Ciaran McNulty and St Mary’s Steven Priestnal top the standings having bagged 42 goals apiece. The latter’s side play their last game of the season at relegated RYCOB with the island forward aiming to boost his hopes of retaining the top award. McNulty, who has two more league games left after tonight, will be also aiming to hit the goal trail, but will be up against tougher opposition in the form of Douglas High School Old Boys. The latter can not improve o ...
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Master Gary Stevens celebrates 35th anniversary - NorthJersey.com
Google News - over 5 years
Glen Rock — Master Gary Stevens is celebrating his 35th anniversary teaching martial arts in New Jersey. He first taught in Tenafly, then Englewood and Leonia. He settled in Glen Rock in 1984 and has been teaching TaeKwonDo there ever since,
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Getting to Know: Dee Stevens - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
DEE STEVENS: Is the owner of The Grow-Cery, a colorful toy store on Rock Road, and the wife of Gary Stevens, the owner and head instructor of Gary Stevens TaeKwonDo. ON THE WEB: I use a website called Ruelala.com a lot
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Carolyn Taylor - Palladium-Item
Google News - over 5 years
Survivors include her children, Donna Colon, Harry Stevens Jr., Gary Stevens, Allen Stevens, and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to
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Rethinking old attitudes toward concussions - KeepMEcurrent.com
Google News - over 5 years
Thornton Academy Athletic Director Gary Stevens said that while equipment like helmets and mouth guards can help prevent concussions, what's even more vital is teaching the players the proper techniques to help reduce their risk of injury
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gary Stevens
    THIRTIES
  • 2002
    Age 38
    He graduated in 2002 from the University of Salford with a degree in Physiotherapy.
    More Details Hide Details After a spell as a physiotherapist with the Bolton Wanderers Academy he became a coach at Chester City. Everton fans later named him as the right back in the club's all-time greatest XI in a poll on the club's website. The XI also featured six others from the mid-1980s era. He now works as a physiotherapist at Ellesmere Port Cottage Hospital in Cheshire.
  • 1998
    Age 34
    He retired in 1998.
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  • 1994
    Age 30
    Having started the 1994–95 out of favour at Ibrox as manager Walter Smith selected Alex Cleland at right back in the Rangers team, Stevens accepted an offer to move to English Division One promotion challengers Tranmere Rovers on 22 September 1994 for a fee of £350,000.
    More Details Hide Details He featured regularly at right back for the Prenton Park club over the next four seasons, making 127 league appearances and helping them qualify for the playoffs (where they lost to Reading in the semi finals) before managing three successive mid table finishes. Stevens then retired from playing at the end of the 1997–98 season. http://www.sporting-heroes.net/football-heroes/displayhero_club.asp?HeroID=43824
  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 28
    England qualified for the 1992 European Championships but Stevens was left out of Taylor's initial squad in favour of Dixon.
    More Details Hide Details When Dixon got injured in the grace period prior to the deadline for squad confirmation, Stevens was recalled, but then he too suffered an injury and withdrew. England ended up taking part in the competition without a recognised right back, and exited in the group stage. Stevens had played his last game for his country. His international career ended with 46 appearances, although he never scored a goal.
  • 1990
    Age 26
    When England qualified for the 1990 World Cup in Italy, Stevens was duly named in the squad though again a handful of critics had been scathing of his displays.
    More Details Hide Details However, he was in the side which faced the Republic of Ireland in the opening game. It ended 1–1 – not a disaster, but there were clear problems with the England personnel and tactics and Robson made changes for the next game. Stevens was replaced by Parker, who played so well (despite being more usually a central defender for QPR) that he kept his place up to and including England's dramatic semi-final exit on penalties against West Germany, the eventual winners. Stevens was recalled to play the host nation in the third place play-off, which England lost 2–1. Parker's emergence – plus that of Arsenal right-back Lee Dixon – left Stevens looking increasingly out of the frame for international football, especially as Robson had quit to return to club football, but he stuck around sporadically for the next two years, getting occasional starts and sub appearances under Graham Taylor.
  • 1988
    Age 24
    England also qualified for the 1988 European Championships with Stevens in his familiar No.2 shirt.
    More Details Hide Details By now one or two critics had started to scorn him for supposedly poor positional play and ball distribution, but his coaches at club and international level kept resolute faith in him. Unfortunately, the competition was a disaster for both England and Stevens. After a shock defeat to the Republic of Ireland, England went into the tough second group game against the Netherlands needing to win. Stevens was, however, instrumental in the defeat which followed, losing the ball to Ruud Gullit down the flank, which led to the opening goal of a famous hat-trick by Marco Van Basten. Stevens had come close to blocking Van Basten's shot when he'd been caught napping wide on the flank seconds earlier by Gullit, showing his speed and determination, but it was tough to accept as England wimped out of the tournament without a point.
    At club level, 1988 was not successful for Everton, although Stevens did score a famous goal to give Everton a 1–0 win over Liverpool in the League Cup, at a time when Liverpool were in the process of a 29-game unbeaten start to the league season.
    More Details Hide Details Everton were trophyless once again. After the competition, Everton accepted a £1.25million from Rangers for Stevens to move north of the border. He retained his England place, having seen off long-term rival Viv Anderson (who had held the slot from the late 1970s up to the mid 1980s), though had to contend with the emergence of Paul Parker of Queens Park Rangers as a serious rival for his place and also faced competition from Arsenal's Lee Dixon. Rangers were in the midst of a revolution when Stevens joined, with manager Graeme Souness buying non-Scottish players (including many Englishmen) to bolster his side. Stevens' first season ended with a Scottish Premier Division title. He would win five more, plus two Scottish Cups and three Scottish League Cups. Stevens continued to play for Rangers until 1994, and in 1993 was a key player in their treble winning side. His final season saw them retain the Scottish league title and Scottish League Cup, but their hopes of a second successive treble were ended with a shock Scottish Cup defeat at the hands of Dundee United.
  • 1987
    Age 23
    Stevens again played frequently as the blue half of Merseyside regained the League championship in 1987, although he did incur the wrath of Liverpool fans when a tackle on left back Jim Beglin left the Liverpool player with a badly broken leg, which finally led to his retirement from playing in 1990.
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  • 1986
    Age 22
    Stevens was again a regular as Everton aimed to defend their League title in 1986, but a rejuvenated Liverpool overhauled them.
    More Details Hide Details The two also met in the FA Cup final – the first ever all-Merseyside affair – and Liverpool won that game 3–1 to clinch only the third modern-day "double". Stevens shouldered some of the blame – he played a loose pass which was intercepted by Liverpool's Ronnie Whelan and led to an equaliser for the men in red, who went on to win 3–1.
  • 1985
    Age 21
    After a fine season for Everton, Stevens was given his debut for England by Bobby Robson in June 1985, and he quickly established himself as first choice right back for his country.
    More Details Hide Details Stevens was named in the squad for the 1986 World Cup (along with the Tottenham Hotspur player Gary A. Stevens, causing a spot of confusion and played in all of the games as England reached the quarter finals, where they were beaten controversially by Argentina, who went on to win the tournament.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Age 18
    Stevens made his Everton debut in 1982 and settled into the senior game quickly during the second half of the 1981–82 season as Kendall's otherwise ageing side struggled to make an impact on their rivals and on the top flight in general during the first couple of years after Kendall's appointment in 1981.
    More Details Hide Details However, with a few astute signings and one or two more graduates from the ranks, Everton reached the FA Cup final in 1984, having already lost to their great rivals in the League Cup final earlier in the season. Stevens played his part in Everton's opening goal at Wembley against Watford – his pace enabling him to reach a loose ball from a half-cleared cross first and set up Graeme Sharp for a clinical finish. Everton won 2–0. The following year, Stevens was an integral part of the Everton team which chased a treble of League Championship, FA Cup and European Cup Winners Cup. The title was clinched but Everton were beaten by Manchester United (reduced to 10 men after Kevin Moran was sent off) in the FA Cup final. However, a glorious and eventful run in Europe ended in triumph for Everton and Stevens when the Cup Winners Cup was clinched, thanks to a 3–1 win over Rapid Vienna. The only downside of such a successful season was that the Heysel Stadium disaster and subsequent disqualification of all English clubs from European competition meant that Everton were disallowed from trying their luck in the European Cup the following year.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1963
    Born
    Born on March 27, 1963.
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