More difficulties for Garrett Gomez

Updated: October 10, 2013

Arcadia, CA ( – Veteran jockey Garrett Gomez took off his
mounts Thursday at Santa Anita and will not ride for the time being.

“He’s going through personal problems,” said his agent, Tony Matos. “He texted
me yesterday and said he didn’t want to ride for a while.”

Gomez, champion jockey of 2007-08, took off his six rides at Santa Anita last
Sunday when he missed a flight from Kentucky after riding two races at
Keeneland on Saturday.

Earlier this year, Gomez missed time when he went through rehab for