Police locate man, 95, previously missing out of Saratoga Co.


GREENFIELD, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A decorated jockey who was reported missing has been found safe in Brooklyn, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.

95-year-old David Erb has dementia and was last seen in Greenfield on Braim Road around 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 11th.

Erb was found early Friday morning in New York City by the NYPD. He is said to be safe and in good condition, but is still being evaluated. He was brought to a hospital in New York city as a precaution. The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office is working with Erb’s family to arrange his safe return home.

Courtesy of Sports Illustrated

Erb is a well-known retired jockey. He is the oldest living jockey to win both the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes on top of his horse, Needles back in 1956. He came in second in the Preakness, just barely missing the triple crown. Both Erb and his horse were featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

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