Not only was Laffit one of the greatest jockeys of all time, he was and is immensely popular with our fans. This is a day he and his fans richly deserve, and we're thrilled to be a part of it.

We want to sincerely thank the public for their generosity, and we would like to acknowledge Fred Stone, who put a tremendous amount of work into this project. Additionally, we'd like to thank all the jockeys who were so generous with their time and effort.

He was indefatigably cheerful. He was very gracious in defeat.