Jockeys Katie and Trevor McCarthy Expecting

Horse Racing Radar
Shawn Drupp
Shawn Drupp is a Staff writer for Horse Racing Radar
Sunday, May 9, 2021

Katie Davis and Trevor McCarthy were destined to be jockeys and a couple since their childhoods. Katie's dad, Robbie Davis, and Trevor's father, Michael McCarthy, were both great jockeys between the early 1980's to early 2000's. Occasionally, the two families would get together and that's when Katie and Trevor first met, playing together as kids.

Their adult fairytale began on January 1st, 2018, when Trevor and Katie started dating. Katie recalls, "We went to Foxwoods casino to enjoy the new year and he asked me out, on the dance floor. I kinda was hesitant lol and he got so worried lol. I laughed and said yes of course it was cute."  On August 20th, 2019, Trevor proposed to Katie after the races at a Delaware restaurant. Katie was "so surprised," she said.


The last year and a half has been a roller coaster for Katie and Trevor. They planned on getting married on April 2nd, 2020 but like so many other plans, it was derailed by Covid-19. Finally, on December 17th, 2020 Katie and Trevor McCarthy shared their vows.

But the celebration didn't last long.  The newlywed couple were getting ready to ride in New York to start 2021 when they got hit with bad news. They were informed that any races they were in together had to be a coupled entry. That means the betting value of the horses they were on would come down.

This jeopardized Katie's career as many horse trainers were reluctant to give Katie mounts. They both continued to fight the decision, but ultimately Katie started riding in Maryland while Trevor stayed in New York.

Last week news broke that Trevor got an opportunity and will be moving his tack to Southern California. He will start to ride Memorial Day weekend at Santa Anita. Katie will look for an opportunity down the road. "I'm going to take it one step at a time, but I would love to ride again because it's in my blood!!" she exclaimed.

Katie's last ride until the move to California was of all things, on Mother's Day, 2021, winning Race 4 at Pimlico on #11 FAIRY WISH, paying $5.60.

See the race below:

Today, on Mother's Day, the couple announced to Horse Racing Radar that they are expecting their first child. Katie is two-months pregnant and is due December 17th. This will be Trevor's parents, Michael and Krista's first grandchild. The newborn will be the lucky seventh grandchild for Katie's parents Robbie and Marguerite.

Katie and Trevor are two of the nicest people you will ever talk to and meet. They have both been on our Player's Edge Podcast and have been such class acts. We at Horse Racing Radar and The Player's Edge Podcast want to congratulate Katie and Trevor. We wish them nothing but the best going forward.


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