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Laffit Pincay Jr.

One of the greatest talents of American racing has to be Pincay. His incredibly successful career included key victories in all the top grade 1’s across Americasuch as several victories in Breeders Cup races.Pincay was once flat racing’s winningest all time jockey but still sits in second place to this day. So what are the key statistics and success behind his iconic career? Check out the latest horse racing betting odds as the 2018 Cheltenham festival is now just a few months away.

A true professional and pioneer of the sport he grew up around horse racing and used to watch his father ride as a jockey at local tracks in Panama and Venezuela. This spurred him on and he then began his riding career in Panama in 1996 before moving over to the states.

Pincay has always be a popular figure in racing through out when he was riding and this led to him being voted for the prestigious George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1970. This award was for showing the true spirit and dedication that exemplifies a true athlete and professional of the sport of horse racing. This is Pincay all over. His other awards included the Mike Venezia Memorial award in 1996 for sportsmanship and the Eclipse award for Outstanding Jockey which he won on 5 separate occasions.

When you look through the plethora of talent he has ridden throughout his time, one of the top race horses must be Sham. Sham would have been one of the stars of racing history however the horse happened to be around at the same time as the greatest American race horse in Secretariat. The pair had several close encounters including the 2/5’s of a second splitting in the Kentucky Derby. However come the Belmont Secretariat blew Sham away with a performance that still lives long in the memory. This is for many racing purists as the greatest performance by a race horse and the record still stands today.

Pincay won all the top American races including the pinnacle in the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 1986 aboard Skywalker. Around this time he also picked up key Breeders Cup races such as the Distaff, Juvenile Fillies, and the Juvenile. Another superstar of Pincay’s racing career has to be the stunning Affirmed. One of the few horses to have won America’s Triple Crown throughout history and had been the last to do it for 37 years until the draught was ended in 2015 by American Pharoah.

He still to this day stands second in the standings of the winningest most rider and it will take some stunning careers to challenge or surpass him at this spot. He finished having made a staggering 48,486 starts in which 9,530 ended in victory with 7,784 second places and 6,650 thirds. This meaning he had a 20% win rate and 49% top 3 placing rate. Incredibly consistent which is why he remained at the top of the sport for such a long period of time. Having been taking part in these major races meant he earned a vast sum of money throughout his racing career which totalled $237,120,625.

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