Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone will be honored on TVG Pacific Classic day at Del Mar Aug. 17 when she will be presented with the prestigious Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award after taking part in a book signing of “One Sweet Ride,” written by her husband Jay Hovdey about her 2003 season at the seaside oval. That year featured her victory aboard Candy Ride (Arg) in the Classic.
Krone, the only woman to have won a Triple Crown race and first woman to win a Breeders’ Cup race, will be joined for the book signing by Candy Ride’s part-owner Jenny Craig and Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally. Also in the gathering will be Hall of Fame riders Mike Smith, Kent Desormeaux, Alex Solis and Victor Espinoza.
The Pincay Award goes annually to those who have served the sport “with integrity, extraordinary dedication, determination and distinction.”