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July 11, 2009 | BILL DWYRE
As horse racing struggles to define its present, it is of value to recall some of its glorious past. Take, for example, June 24, 1979. Hollywood Park's prestigious Hollywood Gold Cup. Thirty years ago. The same race will be run Saturday, the 70th edition of a tradition that began with Seabiscuit winning in 1938. By 1979, the Gold Cup purse had been raised to a then-unthinkable $500,000, in an era when crowds of 75,000 for big races were not out of the question.
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February 9, 2012 | BILL DWYRE
Jockey Mike Smith is in the legacy-building stage of his career. That comes after bug boy, journeyman and star. The foundation is like a rock. In a 31-year career still going strong, he has won races worth $224 million, has won two Eclipse Awards as the best jockey in the country, went into racing's Hall of Fame in 2003 and shares the record for most victories in the Breeders' Cup with retired Jerry Bailey at 15. He has also won each leg of the Triple Crown once. "I'd like to do that one more time," he says, "but on the same horse.
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February 18, 1993 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As horse races go, the ninth at Santa Anita on a recent Wednesday was inconsequential. No big stakes, no champion horses--just 10 habitual underachievers vying for a skimpy $12,000 purse. But with jockey Laffit Pincay in a race--on a big, sulky 7-year-old who hadn't won since July--there is always the chance that a small bit of history will be made.
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July 14, 2009 | BILL DWYRE
Laffit Pincay Jr. was in the winner's circle at Hollywood Park again last weekend. Lord knows how many times he has been there before. The dress code for him is different these days; it has been since he retired as a jockey in 2003. The coat and tie is still not his uniform of choice in that arena. Pincay is 62. He won 9,530 races and horses he rode won $237.4 million. That he is in the Hall of Fame is a given.
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July 14, 2009 | BILL DWYRE
Laffit Pincay Jr. was in the winner's circle at Hollywood Park again last weekend. Lord knows how many times he has been there before. The dress code for him is different these days; it has been since he retired as a jockey in 2003. The coat and tie is still not his uniform of choice in that arena. Pincay is 62. He won 9,530 races and horses he rode won $237.4 million. That he is in the Hall of Fame is a given.
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December 2, 1999
Charting Laffit Pincay Jr. as he closes in on Bill Shoemaker's record for victories by a jockey: Wednesday at Hollywood Park Mounts: 4 Victories: 3 Overall: 8,827 Wins needed for tie: 6
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June 9, 1989
Script took a five-length lead and then held off Mr. Dandy Dancer to win the $31,000 allowance feature by 1 1/2 lengths Thursday at Hollywood Park. Trained by Henry Moreno and ridden by Laffit Pincay, Script covered the mile in 1:36 and paid $5, $2.60 and $2.60. Mr. Dandy Dancer, with Chris McCarron up, paid $3.20 and $2.60.
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July 11, 2009 | BILL DWYRE
As horse racing struggles to define its present, it is of value to recall some of its glorious past. Take, for example, June 24, 1979. Hollywood Park's prestigious Hollywood Gold Cup. Thirty years ago. The same race will be run Saturday, the 70th edition of a tradition that began with Seabiscuit winning in 1938. By 1979, the Gold Cup purse had been raised to a then-unthinkable $500,000, in an era when crowds of 75,000 for big races were not out of the question.
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May 9, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Former jockey Laffit Pincay was awarded a judgment of $2.7 million by a jury in Pasadena on Monday, the culmination of a lawsuit against Huntington Ambulance regarding the spill that ended his career more than four years ago. Pincay, 60, had reached an out-of-court settlement early last year with Santa Anita and the physician's assistant who treated him immediately after the accident on March 1, 2003, during a race on the hillside turf course at the Arcadia track.
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February 15, 2006 | Bob Mieszerski
Laffit Pincay, the world's winningest rider with 9,530 victories, has settled a lawsuit with Santa Anita regarding the spill that ended his career nearly three years ago. In the suit, Pincay alleged that Santa Anita was negligent in treating injuries he suffered in a race March 1, 2003.
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July 14, 2003
Thoroughbred racing's all-time winningest jockey, who retired in April, was honored at Hollywood Park Sunday.
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May 1, 2003 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
If Laffit Pincay had been given better news by his doctor this week, the world's winningest jockey would have tried to resume his career. In the immediate aftermath of the spill March 1 in which he broke two bones in his neck, his family had made it clear that they wanted him to retire after some 39 years in the saddle and a record 9,530 victories. "If the doctor had told me I could come back, I probably would have," he said from his Arcadia home Wednesday.
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April 30, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Laffit Pincay, who won 9,530 races, more than any other jockey, in a career that started four decades ago in his native Panama, announced his retirement Tuesday, two months after he was seriously injured in a near-fatal spill at Santa Anita.
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April 10, 2003 | Bob Mieszerski
Injured in a spill on March 1, Laffit Pincay Jr., the world's winningest jockey, said he'll make a decision about his future after he visits the doctor again in three weeks. Fitted with a halo brace after two fractures were discovered in his neck a few days after he was thrown from his mount in a race on Santa Anita's hillside turf course, Pincay, 56, said he doesn't know if he's going to try to resume his career or retire. "I'm doing pretty well," said Pincay, who has 9,530 victories.
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March 7, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
The jockeys' room at Santa Anita has lost two Hall of Fame riders -- Chris McCarron and Eddie Delahoussaye -- to retirement in the last eight months, and the riding future of a third Hall of Famer, Laffit Pincay, is being questioned after his painful spill last Saturday.
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