Monday, July 13, 2009

On Meeting Pincay...


Hollywood Gold Cup Day @ Hollywood Park,
I got the chance to meet my ALL-TIME Sports Hero...

LAFFIT PINCAY, JR.

Hall of Fame: 1975
Birthdate: December 29, 1946
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama
Height: 5'1"
Weight: 117

Career Record: 1964-2003 ... 9,530 wins, $237,417,045

Triple Crown Wins (4)
Kentucky Derby - Swale (1984)
Belmont Stakes - Conquistador Cielo (1982); Caveat (1983); Swale (1984)

Breeders' Cup Wins (7)
Classic - Skywalker (1986-SA)
Distaff - Bayakoa (1989-GP; 1990-Bel)
Juvenile - Tasso (1985-Aqu); Capote (1986-SA); Is It True (1988-CD)
Juvenile Fillies - Phone Chatter (1993-SA)

Million-Dollar Wins (13)
Arlington Million - Perrault (1982); Tight Spot (1991)
Breeders' Cup Classic - Skywalker (1985)
Breeders' Cup Distaff - Bayakoa (1989; 1990)
Breeders' Cup Juvenile - Tasso (1985); Capote (1986-SA); Is It True (1988-CD)
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies - Phone Chatter (1993-SA)
Hollywood Futurity - Tejano (1987)
Jersey Derby - Spend a Buck (1985)
Jockey Club Gold Cup - Creme Fraiche (1987)
Santa Anita Handicap - Greinton (1986)

Hollywood Gold Cup Wins (9)
Pleasure Seeker 1970
Ancient Title 1975
Crystal Water 1977
Affirmed 1979
Perrault 1982
Greinton 1985
Super Diamond 1986
Aptitude 2001
Sky Jack 2002

Laffit Pincay, Jr. ... he was my favorite athlete when I was growin' up ...
and yesterday I was a kid again as I shook hands with the greatest jockey
to ever ride a thoroughbred race horse! ~ Dell Yount.

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