He was called the greatest jockey who ever rode but until now no one knew that the man who won the Kentucky Derby was only months away from losing his wife to suicide, or that when he won the title of winingest jockey of all time, he was the subject of an FBI investigation. With unflinching candor, Cain reveals Laffit Pincay’s greatest triumphs and fiercest struggles: the famed races, the unrivaled self-discipline, the relentless drive, the cheating, the betrayals, and the violence. Pincay may have lived the high life but he often was forced to pull himself out of the depths of hell. The Pincay story is shocking, poignant and soul-bearing – an awe-inspiring look at one of the worlds greatest living legends. It is truly the anatomy of a winner.
"Laffit Pincay, Jr. is arguably the greatest jockey who ever lived. In this remarkable book, Cain takes you inside the circus-type world that is horse racing. The writing is eloquent. You will not put it down."
Larry King, LARRY KING LIVE
"It's a shocker. All through the glory years, when he was riding high as the sun and being showered with public adulation and wealth, Pincay was spinning from one domestic nightmare to another. . .It's a harrowing tale, much of it self-inflicted, and Pincay does not spare himself."
Ray Kerrison, NEW YORK POST, February 28, 2009
WINNER: The National Best Books 2009: Sports, Biography
First Place Winner (Biography) : 2009 Premier Book Awards
Finalist - 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards