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April 13, 1990 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although it is a piece of furniture he could do without, the rocking chair now belongs to Laffit Pincay. A few weeks after Bill Shoemaker's farewell Feb. 3, Fernando Toro was given the rocker, symbolic of being the oldest member of the local jockey colony. But Toro, 49, announced his retirement Thursday afternoon, so the 43-year-old Pincay is the new dean of the group. "Laffit's not too happy about it," Toro said, laughing.
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June 30, 1990 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a fleeting instant, Fernando Toro thought he might exit a winner. After having some trouble down the backstretch in the $83,300 Fiesta Handicap Friday night at Hollywood Park, Exclusive Partner, Toro's final mount in his 34-year career, was starting to roll. "He gave me a jump because I thought he might be able to make it," the rider said. It wasn't to be for Toro in his 27,610th start. Exclusive Partner had to settle for third, beaten by three lengths.
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January 17, 1986
Truculent, a slight favorite ridden by Fernando Toro, closed strongly and scored a 1 3/4-length victory in the $45,000 feature race Thursday at Santa Anita. Double Quick Time, ridden by Rafael Meza, was second, a half-length in front of third-place finisher Tapping Wood, ridden by Laffit Pincay. Truculent was clocked in 1:47 3/5 for 1 1/8 miles over the turf course and paid $8.40, $5.60 and $4.60. Double Quick Time returned $6.20 and $5.60; Tapping Wood paid $7 to show.
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June 29, 1990 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fernando Toro has no trouble remembering his first mount. "I was 15 years old and I didn't know what I was doing," he said. "I'd exercised a lot of horses in the morning, but that was all. I was the little guy and all the older riders were giving me a lot of advice, do this and don't do that." Competing at the Hippodromo in Santiago, Chile, the nervous teen-ager finished third. Thirty-four years and more than 27,600 mounts later, Toro is likely to be battling his nerves again tonight.
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March 14, 1987
Metronomic, ridden by Laffit Pincay, took the lead in the final furlong and won the $36,000 feature race by 1 lengths Friday at Santa Anita. Paisano Pete, ridden by Fernando Toro, finished second, a nose in front of High Hook and Gary Stevens. Metronomic was clocked in 1:16 for 6 1/2 furlongs, earning $19,800 for owner Fred W. Hooper. Sent off a co-favorite at 5-2, Metronomic paid $7.40, $3.40 and $2.80; Paisano Pete returned $3.40 and $3.20, and High Hook paid $5 to show.
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June 29, 1990 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fernando Toro has no trouble remembering his first mount. "I was 15 years old and I didn't know what I was doing," he said. "I'd exercised a lot of horses in the morning, but that was all. I was the little guy and all the older riders were giving me a lot of advice, do this and don't do that." Competing at the Hippodromo in Santiago, Chile, the nervous teen-ager finished third. Thirty-four years and more than 27,600 mounts later, Toro is likely to be battling his nerves again tonight.
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May 16, 1987 | GRAHAME L. JONES, Times Staff Writer
Jockey Fernando Toro, who already has a pair of stakes victories to his credit at the current Hollywood Park meeting, has the opportunity to double that total this weekend. "Toro on the turf" is a commonly heard phrase around the betting windows, and for good reason. Toro seems to do better than average on the grass, which is the surface for today's and Sunday's feature races.
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June 30, 1990 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a fleeting instant, Fernando Toro thought he might exit a winner. After having some trouble down the backstretch in the $83,300 Fiesta Handicap Friday night at Hollywood Park, Exclusive Partner, Toro's final mount in his 34-year career, was starting to roll. "He gave me a jump because I thought he might be able to make it," the rider said. It wasn't to be for Toro in his 27,610th start. Exclusive Partner had to settle for third, beaten by three lengths.
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September 1, 1986 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Fernando Toro has not been riding well at Del Mar this season. Through Saturday, Toro had won only eight races out of 103 mounts and two of those came via disqualifications. Any time a 45-year-old jockey goes into a slump, rumors outnumber the horses on a track's backstretch. The rumors at Del Mar in recent weeks were that Toro might be retiring at the end of the year.
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April 13, 1990 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although it is a piece of furniture he could do without, the rocking chair now belongs to Laffit Pincay. A few weeks after Bill Shoemaker's farewell Feb. 3, Fernando Toro was given the rocker, symbolic of being the oldest member of the local jockey colony. But Toro, 49, announced his retirement Thursday afternoon, so the 43-year-old Pincay is the new dean of the group. "Laffit's not too happy about it," Toro said, laughing.
SPORTS
May 16, 1987 | GRAHAME L. JONES, Times Staff Writer
Jockey Fernando Toro, who already has a pair of stakes victories to his credit at the current Hollywood Park meeting, has the opportunity to double that total this weekend. "Toro on the turf" is a commonly heard phrase around the betting windows, and for good reason. Toro seems to do better than average on the grass, which is the surface for today's and Sunday's feature races.
SPORTS
March 14, 1987
Metronomic, ridden by Laffit Pincay, took the lead in the final furlong and won the $36,000 feature race by 1 lengths Friday at Santa Anita. Paisano Pete, ridden by Fernando Toro, finished second, a nose in front of High Hook and Gary Stevens. Metronomic was clocked in 1:16 for 6 1/2 furlongs, earning $19,800 for owner Fred W. Hooper. Sent off a co-favorite at 5-2, Metronomic paid $7.40, $3.40 and $2.80; Paisano Pete returned $3.40 and $3.20, and High Hook paid $5 to show.
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September 1, 1986 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Fernando Toro has not been riding well at Del Mar this season. Through Saturday, Toro had won only eight races out of 103 mounts and two of those came via disqualifications. Any time a 45-year-old jockey goes into a slump, rumors outnumber the horses on a track's backstretch. The rumors at Del Mar in recent weeks were that Toro might be retiring at the end of the year.
SPORTS
January 17, 1986
Truculent, a slight favorite ridden by Fernando Toro, closed strongly and scored a 1 3/4-length victory in the $45,000 feature race Thursday at Santa Anita. Double Quick Time, ridden by Rafael Meza, was second, a half-length in front of third-place finisher Tapping Wood, ridden by Laffit Pincay. Truculent was clocked in 1:47 3/5 for 1 1/8 miles over the turf course and paid $8.40, $5.60 and $4.60. Double Quick Time returned $6.20 and $5.60; Tapping Wood paid $7 to show.
SPORTS
May 2, 1985
Akamini, ridden by Fernando Toro, grabbed the lead in the final furlong to win the $54,750 first division of the split Senorita Stakes Wednesday at Hollywood Park, and Terry Lipham rode Shywing to victory in the $55,950 second division.
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