Academia Técnica de Formación de Jinetes Laffit Pincay Jr.

Panamanian Joseph Trejos Scores First U.S. Victory At Gulfstream Park

Jockey Joseph Trejos notched his first victory in the U.S. Saturday, guiding Mixteca ($42.20) to victory in the opener at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The 23-year-old 5-pound apprentice had ridden 44 winners in his native Panama after attending the Laffit Pincay Jr. School (Academia Técnica de Formación de Jinetes Laffit Pincay Jr.), where […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: No Slowing Down For ‘Droopy’ Rodriguez

Alberto Paz Rodriguez loved the racetrack while growing up in Panama City, Panama. His parents thought he loved it a little too much. “My folks were concerned I would get involved with gambling. The racetrack didn’t have the best reputation back then,” recalled Rodriguez, 79, who is better known by his childhood nickname “Droopy” – […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Following In Some Mighty Footsteps

Six months ago, Angel A. Rodriguez was a fresh-faced 16-year-old with a dream. He had just graduated from the Academia Técnica de Formación de Jinetes Laffit Pincay Jr. at the Hipódromo Presidente Remón in Panama City, Panama – the riding school renamed by racetrack operator Codere in 2009 to honor the legendary jockey who launched […]

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