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Big 'Cap Seems Like Olden Days

Big 'Cap Seems Like Olden Days

The Santa Anita Handicap became the West Coast's most prestigious racing event by consistently bringing out the best people and horses. The race's history has been dotted with gritty campaigners who just don't give up.

Pincay Says Baze Worthy of Record Book

Laffit Pincay Jr., the all-time leader in victories by a jockey, discounts complaints from some that fellow Hall of Fame rider Russell Baze is undeserving of the record if he breaks it because Baze mostly competes on the Northern California circuit.

Winning Counts

By Dan Arrigo -- When I became involved in Thoroughbred racing in the 1950s, it was a sport of numbers. Now, it seems to be more of a business of numbers than a sport, but most racing fans still spend more time looking at the figures on a tote board--or on TVG--than they do admiring colorful silks or counting horse's legs in the post parade.

Shoemaker Tributes

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Bill Shoemaker will be honored with a memorial service next Tuesday at Santa Anita. Beyond obituaries, here are some writers' thoughts on his life and work.

Shoeless

By Ray Paulick -- Shoemaker served as a spiritual leader and confidant to a new generation of riders.

Shoemaker Memorial Set for Tuesday at Santa Anita

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A memorial for legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker will be held at Santa Anita Park on Tuesday, October 21, at 4 p.m. The Shoemaker family has invited the public to attend this tribute to the Hall of Fame rider who passed away Sunday morning at his home in nearby San Marino. He was 72 years old.

Racing Figures Remember Shoemaker

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Racing mourned the passing of legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker, who died in his sleep Sunday morning at his home in San Marino, Calif., at the age of 72.

Laffit Pincay Jr: 56 Going On 10,000

Laffit Pincay Jr. celebrates his 56th birthday Sunday. With 9,479 victories, more than any rider in history, he has his sights set on a once-unthinkable number goal – 10,000.

Day Poised to Top McCarron's Earnings Mark

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Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day enters Thursday's action just $131,031 behind the recently retired Chris McCarron on horse racing's list of all-time leading jockeys by purse earnings.

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