With a racing career that began during the Carter administration, Pino currently keeps his locker at Presque Isle Downs looking to climb to over 6,500 wins for in his career. In 2006 after winning the Miracle Wood at Laurel, Pino was diverted off of Sweetnorthernsaint prior to his Kentucky Derby start. The following year Pino got his Derby assignment with Hard Spun who finished second in the 2007 Run for the Roses behind Street Sense. Two weeks later in the Preakness, Hard Spun ran third.
"Off to the Races" airs Friday evening at 6:00 pm on ESPN AM 950 in Richmond, Virginia and on the web at www.espn950am.com. The weekly radio show is hosted by Nick Hahn and "Derby" Bill Watson.