Keyword: Laffit Pincay Jr.

  • Sam Koza, bugler for the New York Racing Association, calls to the post the inaugural "Winners Circle" dinner Jan. 26, 1972

    First Time By: Inaugural Eclipse Awards

    With the 45th Eclipse Awards taking place Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park, it's remarkable the changes in the event--and coverage--since the inaugural "Winners Circle" dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York in 1972.

  • Randy Romero was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.

    Randy Romero: In a Race for Life

    Retired jockey Randy Romero is to racehorses what Evel Knievel was to motorcycles and Nik Wallendato high wires. Skill, injuries, and courage are imbedded like bone screws in his career and life.

  • American Pharoah (left), Firing Line (center), and Dortmnd (right) in the Kentucky Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2015-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-141/i-8gV6TXT">Order This Photo</a>

    California Horses Thrive on Big Scene

    California horses have been more than effective at the highest levels of U.S. racing in recent years, and the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) was just the most recent example.

  • Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay Jr.

    Arcadia Sidewalks to Honor Santa Anita's Best

    The Arcadia Historical Society, City of Arcadia, and Santa Anita Park will open a "Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions" at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 5 p.m. on First Ave. between Wheeler St. and Huntington Dr.

  • Angel Cordero, Jr.

    'Jockey Legends Day' to be Held at Saratoga

    Fifteen of the greatest riders in the history of Thoroughbred racing will gather at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 9 for the first-ever "Jockey Legends Day" to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

  • Jockey John Velazquez

    Velazquez Reaches Purse Earnings Milestone

    In guiding We Miss Artie to victory in the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (gr. III) March 22 at Turfway Park, John Velazquez became the first rider in history to reach $300 million in North American purse earnings.

  • Hendrickson, Whitney Donate $10k to NTWAB

    John Hendrickson and Marylou Whitney donated $10,000 to the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters association during the 54th annual awards dinner at The Derby restaurant in Arcadia, Ca. Oct. 30.

  • Golden Touch: Laffit Pincay Jr.

    Laffit Pincay Jr. shares memories of his nine Hollywood Gold Cup victories, including 1979 with Affirmed. This video is a companion to the feature, Golden Touch, which appears in the June 29/July 6 issue of The Blood-Horse.

  • Pincay's Picks Could Lead to Big Donation

    Crown Royal has pledged a $1 million donation to Thoroughbred Charities of America if retired jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr. can correctly pick the top three finishers, in order, of each of this year's Triple Crown races.

  • Affirmed takes the Preakness with Steve Cauthen aboard.

    Cauthen, Pincay Recall Affirmed's Progression

    This year's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner will ship to Churchill Downs to begin Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) preparations but the most recent Triple Crown winner took a much different path.

  • Jockeys' Charity Basketball Game Set

    The 45th annual Santa Anita Jockeys/Holy Angels charity basketball game will take place Feb. 23, at La Salle High School in Pasadena, Calif., with proceeds to benefit the Holy Angels athletic program and disabled jockeys.

  • Pat Day is one of several retired riders in a newly formed marketing group.

    Retired Jockeys Form Marketing Union

    Former jockeys Pat Day, Laffit Pincay Jr., Ron Turcotte, Steve Cauthen, and Jean Cruguet have banded together to offer marketing opportunities for interested individuals or organizations.

  • Appeals Court Affirms Pincay Judgment

    A California court of appeal recently affirmed a $2.7-million judgment awarded to retired Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. against the ambulance company that handled the injuries that ultimately ended his career

  • The Living Legends at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 17.

    'Living Legends' Talk Race Tactics

    As if they had never left the racetrack, 10 Hall of Fame jockeys spoke knowingly of tactics in the Oct. 18 "Living Legends" competition at Santa Anita -- mostly about how Angel Cordero Jr. will be herding the field from his outside post position.

  • Breeders' Cup Announces Legends Tour

    The Breeders' Cup announced Sept. 25 that it will launch a multi-city tour featuring legendary Hall of Fame jockeys Pat Day, Angel Cordero, Jr., and Laffit Pincay Jr., beginning Oct. 1 in celebration of the upcoming 25th running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park Oct. 24-25.

  • The finish of the 1984 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I)

    Day, Cordero and Pincay at Meadowlands

    The three jockeys who dueled in the inaugural Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) are together again, and racing fans can meet them in person Oct. 3 at Meadowlands in New Jersey.

  • IEAH Stables Sponsors Legends Dinner

    IEAH Stables, owners of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contenders Big Brown and Court Vision, announced they are sponsoring the Jockey Legends Dinner at the Executive West Hotel in Louisville, Ky. May 2.

  • Russell Baze celebrates his 10,000th win, Friday at Golden Gate Fields.

    Baze Muscles to 10,000th Victory

    Jockey Russell Baze became the first rider in North America to win 10,000 races Feb. 1 at Golden Gate Fields and said afterward that he's not planning to slow down any time soon.

  • Pincay Awarded $2.7 Million in Career-Ending Injury Case

    Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. was awarded a $2.7-million verdict in a civil case against the ambulance company that was charged with treating him after the rider suffered broken bones in his neck in a 2003 riding accident at Santa Anita Park, according to Pincay's attorney, Neil Papiano.

  • Baze Snaps Streak, Draws to Within 4 of Pincay

    Jockey Russell Baze broke out of a personal 11-race losing streak when Lainies Lion won the fifth race at Bay Meadows Saturday. When he won the following race as well, Baze drew within four of the all-time record for riding victories held by Laffit Pincay Jr.

  • Baze Blanked in Three Mounts Friday

    Jockey Russell Baze failed to add to his victory total with three mounts at Bay Meadows Nov. 24 and remains six behind in his pursuit of Laffit Pincay Jr.'s all-time record of 9,530 victories.

  • Pincay to Co-Host White Horse Heroes Luncheon

    Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. will co-host the Taylor Made Farm White Horse Heroes Luncheon and the presentation of Race Track Chaplaincy of America's fourth White Horse Award, held in conjunction with the Breeders' Cup World Championships this fall at Churchill Downs.

  • Trainers Warren (pictured) and Mel Stute receive 2006 Laffit Pincay Jr. Award.

    Stute Brothers Named Pincay Award Winners

    The Stute brothers, trainers Warren and Mel, have been named winners of the 2006 Laffit Pincay Jr. Award, presented annually to an individual who has served the sport with integrity, extraordinary dedication, determination, and distinction.

  • Santa Anita to Unveil McCarron Sculpture

    Jockey Chris McCarron will take his place among three other legendary riders at Santa Anita when a bust of his likeness is unveiled Saturday.

  • Whip Pincay Used In Winning Derby Returned

    More than 21 years after he won the 1984 Kentucky Derby aboard Swale, the whip Laffit Pincay Jr. used in registering his only victory in the Run for the Roses was returned to him.

  • Honors Nice, But Pincay Would Rather Ride

    In his first opportunity to bid public farewell at Santa Anita Park, Laffit Pincay Jr. will be honored by the Oak Tree Racing Association Saturday. He'd rather be riding.