L.A. Times Interview Underscores Pincay Biography on Eve of Belmont Race

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Hall of Fame Jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. was the recent subject of an interview in the L.A. Times (May 30) but while Patt Morrison stressed his remarkable career, the recently released biography LAFFIT: Anatomy of a Winner by Madelyn Cain, reveals the underside of his career: the bouts with bulemia and anorexia, his first wife's suicide, the FBI invesigation, the loss of millions of dollars due to mismanagement of his funds, and the final crushing end to his career when he broke his neck riding at age 56.

LAFFIT: Anatomy of a Winner

It's [the book'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.

On May 30, Laffit Pincay Jr. was the subject of a near full page interview in the Los Angeles Times by top reporter Patt Morrison. While Morrison stressed Pincay's remarkable career, his recently released biography, LAFFIT: Anatomy of a Winner by Madelyn Cain (Affirmed Press) reveals the dark side of life Pincay had to surmount to stay on top.

Says Ray Kerrison of the New York Post (February 28, 2009), "It's [the book'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."

The book has proved an instant success, often on Amazon's best-selling biographies list.

Recently it was named a Finalist in the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Fans are startled by the bombshell revelations about this seemingly gentle man and have flocked to buy it.

"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

Both Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. and author Madelyn Cain are available for interviews.

Please contact:
Silke Dulaney
626.470.5906

To learn about upcoming signings, visit us at http://www.affirmedpress.com

You can purchase LAFFIT: Anatomy of a Winner by Madelyn Cain at Amazon.com

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