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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

Pincay, McCarron Closer to Court Award

Pincay, McCarron Closer to Court Award

The former business managers for retired riders Laffit Pincay and Chris McCarron lost their bankruptcy case earlier this month, leaving the ex-jockeys closer to receiving millions of dollars in court-awarded judgments.

Damages Awarded in Stallion Trial

A Las Vegas federal jury has awarded nearly $1.9 million in damages to a New York horsewoman and her partners in a case involving the undisclosed sale of shares and seasons of prominent Thoroughbred stallions.

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.

U.S. Court of Appeals Backs Pincay, McCarron

U.S. Court of Appeals Backs Pincay, McCarron

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has denied an appeal by the former business managers of retired jockeys Laffit Pincay Jr. and Chris McCarron, leaving in place an $8-million award, including interest, given to the jockeys by a Los Angeles federal judge.

Pat Valenzuela's Suspension Overturned by CHRB

Pat Valenzuela's Suspension Overturned by CHRB

The California Horse Racing Board Friday cleared the way for jockey Pat Valenzuela to regain his riding license when it voted to adopt the ruling of an administrative law judge that overruled a board of stewards' suspension of the rider.

Valenzuela's Suspension Upheld by Stewards

Valenzuela's Suspension Upheld by Stewards

Jockey Patrick Valenzuela's suspension for the remainder of 2004 was upheld Friday by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Board of Stewards, which recommended that the California Horse Racing Board deny any future license applications from the rider.

Stay Denied, Valenzuela Awaits Stewards

Stay Denied, Valenzuela Awaits Stewards

Jockey Patrick Valenzuela was denied a stay of his suspension by California Superior Court judge David Yaffe on July 16 and will not be permitted to ride until he appears at a hearing before Del Mar stewards.

California Board Postpones PVal Hearing

California Board Postpones PVal Hearing

The California attorney general's office has postponed indefinitely Thursday's scheduled formal hearing by Hollywood Park stewards concerning the summary suspension of jockey Pat Valenzuela, which went into effect July 2.

Ambulance Firm Says Pincay Declined Aid

Ambulance Firm Says Pincay Declined Aid

The general manager of the ambulance company threatened with a lawsuit by an attorney for jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. says the Hall of Fame rider declined assistance following the accident at Santa Anita that ended his career.

Pincay to Sue Santa Anita

Pincay to Sue Santa Anita

Retired jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. is planning to file a lawsuit against Santa Anita racetrack, Huntington Ambulance, and physician's assistant Angel Delgadillo the week of Sept. 22 alleging negligence in the treatment of the injuries that ended his riding career.

Court of Appeals Reverses Baffert's Morphine Dismissal

Court of Appeals Reverses Baffert's Morphine Dismissal

In a decision filed June 6, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a federal court ruling and ordered reinstatement of the California Horse Racing Board's complaint against trainer Bob Baffert for a morphine positive in one of his horses.

Drysdale Granted Stay of Suspension by Illinois Court

Drysdale Granted Stay of Suspension by Illinois Court

The Illinois State District Court on July 23 granted trainer Neil Drysdale a stay of his 45-day suspension and $2,500 fine stemming from positive drug samples taken from Hawthorne Derby (gr. II) winner Flying Dash May 11.

Salman Remembered for Enthusiasm, Passion for Racing

Salman Remembered for Enthusiasm, Passion for Racing

As the owner of The Thoroughbred Corporation, Prince Ahmed Salman had dealings with many within the North American Thoroughbred industry. Those who worked with him remember him as an enthusiastic and passionate fan of horse racing.

Trainer Robbins Adjusts to Life Without Tiznow

Trainer Robbins Adjusts to Life Without Tiznow

He sits back at his desk, staring out the window and into his thoughts. "Right now, we're about as down as we've been in a long time. We don't have much here," the trainer remarks candidly. "Yeah, this is gonna be slow for a while." The stable hands carry out their duties quietly, though activity in a five-horse barn is decidedly minimal. The phone no longer rings off the hook. Reporters, once a constant, now chase stories elsewhere. There are very few hints, in fact, that just weeks ago, this was home to every trainer's dream.

Doug Atkins Dies at 76

Doug Atkins, racetrack executive, Thoroughbred owner, trainer, and breeder, died at his home in Solana Beach, Calif. home after a lengthy battlle with cancer on Nov. 29. He was 76.

CHRB Considers Options in Wake of Ruling

California Horse Racing Board officials are refusing to discuss a federal judge's decision to dismiss the board's case against trainer Bob Baffert in regard to a positive test for morphine in one of his horses last year.

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