Looking almost riding-fit, retired Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay
Jr. was a visitor to Clockers’ Corner Saturday morning. “I keep myself
busy,” said Pincay, who turns 65 on Dec. 29. “I visit my mother a lot.
She lives in Arcadia about five minutes from my home, so I go there
every day. She’s 88 now.
“I’ve been traveling a lot, too. I’ve been to Kentucky for the
Secretariat Festival and I just came back from Baltimore and the
Maryland Millions, where I signed autographs. Then I went to San
Francisco for a golf tournament, so I’ve been busy.”
Despite his physical and mental sharpness, Pincay dismisses the urging of his many fans to return to the saddle.
“I’m around 130 pounds these days,” said Pincay, who tacked 117
pounds late in his career. “A lot of people tell me I should go back to
riding. I’m skinny, but I weigh 130 and it would be tough to get the
Pincay’s son, Laffit III, regularly offers his expertise and
displays his matinee-idol good looks on HRTV and today is at Keeneland
broadcasting on the Versus cable network.