Pincay Takes Off Mounts After Santa Anita Spill
Updated: Sunday, March 2, 2003 8:40 PM
Posted: Saturday, March 1, 2003 7:15 PM
Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay Jr., who was involved in a spill during Saturday's 5th race at Santa Anita, suffered facial abrasions and body soreness, but was reported otherwise uninjured.
The 56-year-old Pincay took off the remainder of his mounts on the day, but is expected to be back in the saddle on Sunday.
Pincay was aboard the Wesley Ward-trained Trampus Too, who was making a move toward the lead on the outside as the horses reached the dirt crossover of the 6 1/2-furlong downhill turf claiming event. Front-running Rainman's Request, ridden by Tony Farina, had some trouble negotiating the turn and crossed over into Trampus Too's path, causing him to clip heels and fall. Pincay was thrown forward over Trampus Too's head before the horse rolled over on top of him. Pincay lay motionless briefly, but got up under his own power before being taken back to the jockeys' room by the track ambulance.
Trampus Too, who lost his bridle in the spill, was not seriously injured and was taken back to his barn under his own power.
Pincay has been racing's winningest rider since Dec. 10, 1999, when he won his 8,834th race, surpassing Bill Shoemaker's record of 8,833. His record currently stands at 9,519.
Rainman's Request, trained by Pete Eurton, finished second but was disqualified and placed last for the incident.
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