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Pincus, Jacob (1838 - 1918)

Trainer (T)

Description:

Jacob Pincus entered a Charleston racing stable as a twelve-year-old boy and two years later he was riding in races, being successful at Charleston, New Orleans and Saratoga. When weight forced him to forsake the saddle, he quickly became a master of training and sent out Fenian to win the Belmont Stakes of 1869. In 1880 he was 'sent for' by Pierre Lorillard, a millionaire tobacco merchant who had shipped over a bunch of American breds to run in England. Amongst them was Iroquios, very nearly a Triple Crown hero, being runner-up in the 2000 Guineas and winner of the Derby and St Leger.

Jacob Pincus eventually returned to America where he trained for August Belmont, John Keene and others. He was a highly popular man in both countries.

Important successes:

Derby
Iroquois   1881   (T)
St Leger
Iroquois   1881   (T)
 

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