- Last Updated: 11:33 AM, June 6, 2012
- Posted: 2:51 AM, June 6, 2012
Taking in the Manhattan skyline from atop the Empire State Building, Mario Gutierrez was a long way from his small hometown near Veracruz, Mexico.
The 25-year-old jockey checked out the view Tuesday morning in his first visit to the Big Apple. He already had visited the ride that got him here, having stopped by Belmont Park earlier to check on I’ll Have Another.
Gutierrez and the colt will try to win the Triple Crown for the first time in 34 years on Saturday in the Belmont Stakes.