Under oath, Amy mentioned Errico, Cordero and nine other top riders. Jacinto Vasquez, who was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1998, was suspended for a year by New York racing authorities in 1984.
The other day here, Amy recalled that someone had asked him to restrain horses at Aqueduct in 1974, when he was 19. Twice, he said, he refused.
"Then I started getting phone calls," he said. "Physical threats. I was worried."
Michael Hole, a jockey who had come from England to ride in the U.S., was found dead in a car on nearby Long Island. The cause of death was suicide by asphyxiation, but the theory lingers that Hole, a reluctant race-fixer, was a victim of foul play.