Vince DeGregory

Santa Anita’s ‘Octo-Plus’ Club Advises Against Retirement

Huey Barnes, Vince DeGregory, Larry Gilligan, Bruce Headley, Ron McAnally, Hector Palma and Art Sherman, all members of Santa Anita’s Octoplus Club. That’s not octopus, but Octoplus, as in 80 years of age or older. Each has passed the eight-decade mark and still plies his trade at the race track, their years on the planet […]

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Apprentice Lindsay Makes Santa Anita Debut Saturday

Chad Lindsay, a 22-year-old jockey from Fort Worth, Texas, makes his Santa Anita debut today. The seven-pound apprentice rider who tacks 108 pounds is named on 6-1 morning line chance Edgy Girl in the third race and 10-1 Mrs. O P CafĂ© in the sixth. Both horses are trained by Doug O’Neill. Lindsay, who is […]

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Tampa Apprentice Chad Lindsay Heads To Santa Anita

Jockey Chad Lindsay, who won Sunday’s fourth race at Tampa Bay Downs aboard 5-year-old Florida-bred mare Run Gia Run, has accepted an offer to ride at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. The 22-year-old apprentice, who won his first race at Tampa on Jan. 1 aboard Invasion Point for trainer Dennis Ward, will be represented by […]

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At 83, The Time Is Now For Agent To The Stars DeGregory

Vince DeGregory turns 84 on Aug. 29, but he has a lot to celebrate today. On Monday, the veteran agent who now calls the shots for jockey Tiago Pereira at Santa Anita, underwent throat surgery for 90 minutes at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank to remove a growth attached to his thyroid gland that left […]

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Art Sherman and Vince DeGregory: Racing’s Throwbacks

Art Sherman and Vince DeGregory are two peas from the same generational pod: old, old school. They are racing’s Sunshine Boys. Sherman at 77 and DeGregory approaching 82 have outlived multitudes of their peers, their history and their memory marching ever on, and racing is the better for it. Six decades ago, Sherman and DeGregory […]

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Agent DeGregory Has Eye on Another Star in Nicolas

Vince DeGregory knows talent when he sees it. The longtime jockey agent could open his own personal Hall of Fame with former clients such as Laffit Pincay, Jr, Chris McCarron, Darrel McHargue and Angel Cordero, Jr. It should come as no surprise that his latest prospect, Gonzalo Nicolas, has burst into prominence as the leading […]

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Santa Anita Derby favorite Premier Pegasus sidelined by fracture

Premier Pegasus, the 8-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby, is out of the race and off the Triple Crown trail due to a leg fracture, according to Vince DeGregory, agent for the Fusaichi Pegasus colt’s jockey, Alonso Quinonez. “After he galloped this morning (on Santa Anita’s infield training track), he […]

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