Gordon McSmalls is a former jockey who now works (after a fashion) as a horse groom. He is also an enthusiastic drunk. Gordon was the one responsible for giving Mamma Jacobs the ashes of John Joseph Jacobs' burnt and sabotaged girth from the Jock-Off 2000, which he (Gordon) placed fourth in. He appears in "Girth". His alcoholism seems to stem at least in part from guilt over the fate of John Joseph.