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Pinkney: "It Is A Great Honour"

Published: February 2, 2009 11:48 am ET

Last Comment: February 4, 2009 3:49 pm ET | 8 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

He may not have been in attendance to accept his O'Brien Award of Horsemanship Saturday night at the Delta Meadowvale, but it didn't take long for the news to get to Phil Pinkney.

The veteran horseman was cleaning out stalls, jogging horses and giving some interviews Sunday morning at Truro Raceway.

"…It was really nice to be nominated and that it is a great honour to get the award because there are a lot of good horsemen all over Canada," Pinkney, 71, told "The other guys that were up for the award deserved it just as much as I did. They are terrific horsemen."

Pinkney noted in the article that he didn't attend the black tie awards ceremony due to obligations in Novas Scotia. He did say, however, that when he received a midnight phone call informing him of the win he was excited.

"I’ve been fortunate in that I’ve had a few good horses in recent years," stated Pinkney, who went on to say in the article that, "I’m going to keep on doing what I love doing as long as I keep healthy. I’m also excited about the future because I now have six nice young horses that are going to be good."

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

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February 4, 2009 - 3:49 pmThe one and only...

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

The one and only... Gentlemen Phil Pinkney

Way to go Phil!!!

February 2, 2009 - 11:19 pmcongratulations phil ,a well

lil ralph (not verified) SAID...

congratulations phil ,a well earned and long overdue credit to brilliant career.well done

February 2, 2009 - 9:48 pmCouldn't have gone to better

Blois & Edith MacPhail (not verified) SAID...

Couldn't have gone to better horseman,all the best in 2009

February 2, 2009 - 7:54 pmCongratulations Phil ... You

R. Clark (not verified) SAID...

Congratulations Phil ... You deserve every accolade !

February 2, 2009 - 7:16 pmCongratulations and well

Dr.Ian Moore (not verified) SAID...

Congratulations and well deserved to a wonderful person and fine horseman - Phil Pinkney. Continued good racing luck for many years to come.

February 2, 2009 - 3:14 pmway to go phil we were there

shelly and david wilkie (not verified) SAID...

way to go phil we were there last year and you didnt win but this year you are the best

February 2, 2009 - 2:22 pmCongratulations Phil! Very

Rocky Schurman (not verified) SAID...

Congratulations Phil! Very well deserved!

February 2, 2009 - 12:56 pmCongrats to Phil! So well

Scott Waddell (not verified) SAID...

Congrats to Phil! So well deserved!

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