Trainer Art Sherman to be honored with Laffit Pincay Jr. award
Trainer Art Sherman pets California Chrome during Preakness week in May.
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APDEL MAR, Calif.
Kentucky Derby and Preakness-winning trainer Art Sherman will receive the Laffit Pincay Jr. award on July 27 at Del Mar.
The award has been given annually for the past 10 years to those who have served horse racing with integrity, dedication, determination and distinction. It will be presented at Del Mar for the first time, having moved from Betfair Hollywood Park, which was shuttered in December.
At 77, Sherman became the oldest trainer to win the Kentucky Derby when California Chrome won by 1-3/4 lengths in May. The colt followed up with a 1-1/2-length victory in the Preakness before losing his Triple Crown bid with a tie for fourth place in the Belmont Stakes.
Sherman was a jockey for 23 years before becoming a trainer for the past 35.
Pincay won a then-record 9,530 races during his 39-year career. He and Sherman have been friends for many years.
Among the previous Pincay Award winners are jockey Eddie Delahoussaye and owners Jerry and Ann Moss.