Pancho Martin

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Carlos Martin ‘Dancing’ To Family Tradition

As the grandson of a Hall of Fame trainer, Carlos Martin has always had big shoes to fill. Watching Come Dancing waltz her way to an easy victory in the Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes Aug. 24, the 50-year-old feels like he’s doing justice to his family name. “I just want to carry on the tradition,” […]

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Hall of Fame trainer Pancho Martin dies at 86

Trainer Frank “Pancho” Martin, who was inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in 1981, died Wednesday night. He was 86. Martin, who was born in Cuba on Dec. 3, 1925, won 3,240 races and had purse earnings of $47,586,039, according to Equibase statistics. After stints in New England and Florida, Martin […]

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Good News Friday sponsored by Liberation Farm: Secretariat Is a Success

Riva Ridge was omitted from the movie. Lucien Laurin was not nearly as eccentric as he was written. Pancho Martin was not nearly as over-the-top. Ogden Phipps never made a hard offer for Secretariat after his 2-year-old season. When and where the jockeys were wearing silks was not consistent with reality. The script leads the […]

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