David Cohen, who did not find greener pastures in Kentucky or Florida, will move his tack back to New York beginning Sunday.
Cohen, the second-leading rider at two of the last three inner track meets, is named on five horses on Sunday’s card.
Despite leaving New York in September, Cohen ended up the seventh leading rider on the New York Racing Association circuit in 2012 with 102 wins. His biggest win came at Saratoga in the $1 million Travers when he piloted Golden Ticket to a dead-heat victory with Alpha.
Cohen left to New York to ride in Kentucky in the fall, winning 11 races between the Keeneland and Churchill meets.
Since December, he has been riding at Gulfstream, where he went just 3 for 59 entering Friday’s action. On Saturday at Gulfstream, Cohen was to ride Frac Daddy in the Grade 3, $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes as well as Golden Ticket in an allowance race for trainer Ken McPeek. He will return to Florida when needed.
“We’re back and looking to diversify and ride for everybody,” said Bill Castle, Cohen’s agent.