On December 10, 1999, jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr. wore these boots aboard Irish Nip at Hollywood Park as he captured his 8,834th career victory, breaking Bill Shoemaker’s record which stood for 29 years. Shoemaker was on hand for the event and posed for pictures with Pincay after his win. After the race, Pincay said he was going to break his strict diet and celebrate by having filet mignon, cake and champagne.
Pincay retired in 2003 with a total of 9,530 career wins. His record stood until 2006, when jockey Russell Baze won his 9,531st race.The boots were acquired by D. Wayne Lukas and are part of the Lukas Collection featured in the Museum.