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All-time Most Winning Jockey Pincay Retires From Racing

30 April 2003

As reported by the Thoroughbred Times: ``Laffit Pincay Jr., the world's most winning jockey with 9,530 career victories and the only jockey to win six Eclipse Awards, decided to retire Tuesday on the advice of his doctors.

``Pincay, 56, suffered two fractures in the same bone in his neck when he was thrown from Trampus Too after his mount clipped heels with Rainman's Request and fell in the fifth race at Santa Anita Park on March 1.

``Pincay's lawyer, Neil Papiano, said doctors have concluded that Pincay's spine is not sufficiently stable to allow him to ride in the future.

``'It's definitely a sad day for me,' Pincay said. "The doctor recommended I never ride again. It's a very sad day for me and [wife] Jeanineā€¦"

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