It’s easy to see why iconic jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. would live in this Spanish-style estate in Arcadia, CA. It’s a quick trip to Santa Anita Park, where he rode tens of thousands of horses and became one of the winningest jockeys of all time.
Pincay bought the place brand-new in 2002 for $1,725,000. But now that his kids are grown and he’s retired from riding, he’s serving as a horse racing commentator for TGV and NBC.
He no longer needs 5,905 square feet of living space, according to listing agent Elizabeth Gallegos of Re/Max Premier Properties. Pincay recently put the six-bedroom, 6.5-bath home on the market for $3,788,000.
Arcadia is an upscale town nestled right up against Pasadena in Los Angeles County’s San Gabriel Valley, known for its excellent school districts. Pincay’s house is located in a guard-gated community known as Anoakia Estates.
Those factors, plus the size of the home, make it an excellent choice for a family, says Gallegos. The home is elegant—with high ceilings, French doors, and ornate fireplaces—yet inviting and homey, she adds.
The kitchen features a center island, Wolf stove, double dishwashers, and cherry wood cabinets. There’s also an adjacent butler’s pantry, formal dining room, and breakfast room. The large room is ideal for family entertaining, says Gallegos.
The oversize master suite has a fireplace, walk-in closet, luxe bathroom, and an extra room that could be used as a nursery or a gym.
There are two bedrooms on the first level with independent entries intended for use as a guest bedroom and staff quarters.
The grounds feature a pool and spa, fountains, sun patio, flagstone decking, and lush lawns.
Pincay, who will be downsizing, will entertain offers for the furnishings, Gallegos adds. Of course, the memorable photos and trophies on display throughout the house aren’t included in the sale.
Pincay, now 71, was born in Panama, and learned the art of jockeying from his father. He’s been atop horses in every major race, including the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes, and the Santa Anita Derby. He rode Swale to victory in the Kentucky Derby in 1984 and won the Belmont Stakes three years in a row from 1982-84. He finished his career in 2003 with an astonishing 9,530 career wins.
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