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Santa Anita will honor Laffit Pincay Jr. Friday – Orange County Register

SANTA ANITA LEADERS

Until Thursday

JOCKEYS / VICTORY

Flavien Prat/3

Antonio Fresu / 2

Edwin Maldonado / 2

Umberto Rispoli / 2

COACHES / VICTORY

Marc Glatt / 3

Philippe D’Amato / 2

6 ties / 1

WEEKEND ISSUES (SANTA ANITA)

Friday

• $100,000 Eddie Logan Stakes, 2 years, 1 mile (turf)

• $100,000 Blue Norther Stakes, 2-year-old fillies, 1 mile (turf

SATURDAY

• Joe Hernandez Grade II Stakes, $200,000, ages 3 and up, 2,400-yard turf downhill course.

• $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Grade III Stakes, fillies and mares, ages 3 and up, 1-1/8 miles (turf)

Sunday

• $100,000 Lady of Shamrock Stakes, 3-year-old fillies, 1 mile (turf)

Monday

• $100,000 Grade III Las Flores Stakes, fillies and mares, ages 3 and up, 1,400 meters

ON STRETCHING

• Trainer Mark Glatt, enjoying a career year with $4.7 million in earnings, eagerly awaits the unveiling of Santa Anita’s new synthetic practice track expected to be completed by mid -January. “The addition of the training track converted to a synthetic surface to train the horses is going to be very beneficial, very useful to a lot of horses and a lot of trainers just to have that option for some horses,” he said. declared. “I had been looking forward to being able to choose and train certain horses on the synthetic surface for some time.”

• Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr., who retired in April 2003 after winning 9,530 races, will be honored Friday on his 77th birthday by Santa Anita, which named the third race for the Panamanian legend. Pincay, who won five Eclipse Awards as the nation’s top jockey, was inducted into the sport’s Hall of Fame in 1975. He won the 1984 Kentucky Derby aboard Swale and had seven Breeders’ Cup victories when he retired. Some of the notable horses he rode – Affirmed, Sham, John Henry, Genuine Risk, Cougar II and Landaluce.

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