Oak Tree Honors Pincay With DVD Giveaway
Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 1:57 PM
Edited from Oak Tree Press Release--
Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 1:52 PM
Laffit Pincay Jr., the world's winningest jockey who retired with 9,530 victories in a career that spanned nearly four decades, will be honored by the Oak Tree Racing Association Oct. 15 at Santa Anita Park.
All fans in attendance will receive a free DVD with their paid general admission entitled, "Laffit, All About Winning," a documentary film which chronicles the inspirational story behind the career of one of the greatest and most courageous athletes of all time.
Pincay retired due to injury in April 2003 and is Oak Tree's all-time leading jockey with 671 wins.
The documentary includes interviews with Pincay, Burt Bacharach, Jerry Bailey, Angel Cordero, Eddie Delahoussaye, John Longden, Richard Mandella, and Bill Shoemaker among others.
Horses included are Affirmed, Landaluce, Spend A Buck, Bayakoa, John Henry, Perrault, Skywalker, Spectacular Bid, and Swale.
The film was produced and directed by Academy Award winner Jim Wilson and is narrated by Kevin Costner. The pair also collaborated on "Dances With Wolves," which took home the 1991 Academy Award winner for best picture.
"Not only was Laffit one of the greatest jockeys of all time, he was and is immensely popular with our fans," said Sherwood Chillingworth, Oak Tree director and executive vice president. "This is a day he and his fans richly deserve and we're thrilled to be a part of it,"
Pincay will be on hand to autograph a limited number of the DVDs and will be honored with a special ceremony between races.
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