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Laffit Pincay Jr.

Profession: Jockey

Nationality:
Panama
Panamanian

Why Famous: Once flat racing's winningest all-time jockey, Pincay won the Kentucky Derby in 1984 and the Belmont Stakes between 1982 and 1984.

Born: December 29, 1946
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama
Age: 74 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn

Historical Events

  • 1982-06-05 114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28
  • 1983-06-11 115th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Caveat wins in 2:27.8
  • 1984-05-05 110th Kentucky Derby: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:02.4
  • 1984-06-09 116th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:27.2
  • 1985-02-17 Panamanian jockey Laffit Pincay Jr is third to ride 6,000 winners; wins aboard Doria's Delight in the 5th race at Santa Anita Park
  • 1985-06-23 Laffit Pincay Jr becomes 2nd jockey to win $100 million
  • 1986-03-02 The first million dollar purse for a handicap race is won by British bred 5-year old Greinton with Laffit Pincay Jr. aboard taking out the $1,359,500 Santa Anita Handicap

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