Big Brown's quest to win the Triple Crown isn't just about horse racing glory. His jockey, Kent Desormeaux, hopes to win Saturday for his young son, who is already deaf and is slowly losing his sight.
Jacob, 9, was born deaf. And doctors have told Desormeaux and his wife, Sonia, that Jacob is likely to lose his vision by early adulthood.
"'He's lost his hearing, but his memory is profound," Kent Desormeaux said. "I'm hopeful that if he's having a bad day, he'll just think about that day...Full Story