Friday, October 17, 2008
Clockers Corner was abuzz this morning, with the appearance of several legendary jockeys -- Hall of Famers scheduled to ride in tomorrow's Living Legends race. I caught a nice photo (above) of Jacinto Vasquez (right) and Angel Cordero (left) having a cup of coffee before the press conference that included Sandy Hawley, Pat Day, Chris McCarron, Julie Krone, and Gary Stevens, in addition to Vasquez and Cordero.
All of these legendary jockeys are retired and in the Hall of Fame. Collectively, they are responsible for nearly 50,000 victories and $1.5 billion in purses! Tomorrow's Living Legends race is the 4th at Oak Tree/Santa Anita. It will be a unique opportunity for the public to, once again, wager on their favorite jockeys of all time. And once more, a victory will be added to one of the jockeys' record books!
Also on hand for today's press conference were Laffit Pincay Jr., Eddie Delahoussaye, and Jorge Velasquez.