Pinza was a popular Derby winner, not only because he was one of the most fancied contenders, but also because he enabled the recently knighted Gordon Richards finally to win the race after 27 previous failures. As well as the Derby, Pinza also won the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, again beating Aureole, and the Newmarket Stakes.Pinza's racing career was cut short by injury forcing him to retire in 1954. He was then put out to stud and sired, amongst others Pindari, winner of the King Edward VII Stakes.
Following the LNER tradition of naming locomotives after winning racehorses, the English Electric 'Deltic' diesel locomotive, no. 55 007 was named for Pinza on 22 June 1961 and remained in service until 31 December 1981.