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Kentucky Derby notes: Velazquez riding again, but still not 100 percent

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Jockey John Velazquez, set to ride undefeated Verrazano in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, returned to the saddle in a race on Thursday for the first time since being injured in a spill at Aqueduct on April 7. Velazquez and Armelda finished last of seven in the fifth race at Belmont Park. He’s scheduled to ride two at Churchill Downs today — Dreaming of Julia in the Kentucky Oaks and Authenticity in the La Troienne. ...


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