Hall of Fame Jockeys to Meet Fans Saturday at Gulfstream
Hall of Fame jockeys Laffit Pincay Jr., Jorge Velasquez, Angel Cordero and Jacinto Vasquez will spend Saturday, Jan. 19 at Gulfstream Park signing autographs, memorabilia and getting their pictures taken for the benefit of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
The four Hall of Fame riders will participate in question and answer session moderated by Ron Nicoletti in the Tiki area following Gulfstream's popular Breakfast at Gulfstream series. Fans will get to meet the jockeys and ask questions beginning at 10 a.m. The group will return to the Tiki area in the afternoon to sign memorabilia, give autographs and take pictures with all donations going to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
Cordero, one of the fiercest competitors and popular figures in Thoroughbred racing history, rode more than 7,000 winners during his career from 1960-1992. He rode three Kentucky Derby winners. He won 13 riding titles at Saratoga, including 11 in a row.
Pincay rode more than 9,500 winners during a career that stretched from 1966-2003. He won 14 riding titles at Santa Anita and was the country's leading-money winner seven times. He won the 1984 Kentucky Derby with Swale as well as seven Breeders' Cup races.
Velasquez, the winner of nearly 6,800 races, rode Alydar to second-place finishes in all three Triple Crown events in 1978 behind Affirmed. He swept the New York Filly Triple Crown with Hall of Famers Chris Evert in 1974 and Davona Dale in 1979.
Vasquez is best known as the regular rider of Hall of Famer Ruffian. He also rode Hall of Famers Genuine Risk, Foolish Pleasure, Forego, Manila and Princess Rooney. He won the Kentucky Derby with Foolish Pleasure in 1975 and Genuine Risk in 1980.
Breakfast at Gulfstream runs from 7-10 a.m. Post time for Saturday's first race on Florida Sunshine Millions Day is 12:45 p.m.