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McAnally to Receive Laffit Pincay Jr. Award

Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally has been named the 18th recipient of the Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award. He'll be honored at the seaside track Saturday, Aug. 27. The Pincay Award, named for, and presented by, the Hall of Fame rider, goes to those who have served the sport "with integrity, extraordinary dedication, determination and distinction." McAnally, who turned 90 last month, has enjoyed a prodigious training career that began 64 years ago and continues today. "Ron put me on horses right from the beginning," Pincay, who first rode in...

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Oaklawn to Honor Hall of Famers

Oaklawn will host its first even Hall of Fame Day Apr. 16. The day, honoring members of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, will be highlighted by several special events, including winner's circle presentations. The feature race will be the GIII Count Fleet Sprint H. Race fans will receive a commemorative poster while supplies last, and an autograph session with Hall of Fame members will take place on the north end of the Grandstand from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. "There are only a few other racing...

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Ferraro Earns Laffit Pincay Jr. Award

Dr. Gregory Ferraro, the current chairman of the California Horse Racing Board and an equine surgeon and a medical executive, has been named the 17th recipient of the Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award. The 75-year-old will be honored at Del Mar with a ceremony during this Saturday's TVG Pacific Classic Day program. The Pincay Award, named for and presented by the Hall of Fame rider, goes to those who have served the sport "with integrity, extraordinary dedication, determination and distinction." "I can think of few people who fit the requirements for...

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Champions Talk RSVP Deadline July 9

Champions Talk, a fundraiser for the NY Race Track Chaplaincy, is scheduled to be held July 19 at 3 p.m. at the Fasig-Tipton Pavilion in Saratoga Springs. The RSVP deadline has been extended to July 9. A limited number of seats are available for the round-table discussion featuring five champion jockeys--Chris McCarron, Jorge Velasquez, Richard Migliore, Laffite Pincay Jr. and Angel Cordero Jr. The event, which will be followed by a cocktail reception, will be moderated by Tom Durkin. Each attendee will receive a free limited edition autographed bobblehead of...

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A Quick Check-In With Angel Cordero Jr.

In less than five weeks, the King of Saratoga will head north to return to his kingdom in Upstate New York. But for now, Hall of Famer Angel Cordero, Jr. is busy at Belmont Park as the jockey agent for up-and-coming young rider Manny Franco. These days, it's not easy to make it to the top of the jockey ranks in New York, according to Cordero. "Fortunately, we have something happening here that didn't happen for a long time anywhere," he said. "We have the top nine or 10 riders...

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'Champions Talk' to Feature Five Champion Jockeys

The New York Race Track Chaplaincy announced the 2021 renewal of its Champions Talk fundraiser will feature five retired champion jockeys--Ángel Cordero Jr., Chris McCarron, Richard Migliore, Laffit Pincay Jr. and Jorge Velasquez. The quintet won over 34,000 races. The fundraiser will premiere on the organization's YouTube Channel and Facebook page Aug. 11, 2021. Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., a three-time Eclipse award winner, will also be honored in recognition of his dedication and support of the backstretch community in New York. Durkin, the former New York Racing Association announcer, will...

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Virtual Secretariat Festival Set for Oct. 10 & 11

The 12th annual Secretariat Festival will be held as a virtual event Oct. 10 and 11 owing to restrictions and recommendations brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. "We cannot replicate the in-person fellowship that our fans have enjoyed at our Festival events in the past," said Kate Chenery Tweedy, daughter of Secretariat's late owner Penny Chenery. "But as we started contemplating a virtual format, we realized that it would present some opportunities that we have been able to harness and present to Secretariat fans all over the world. Now and...

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