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Victor Espinoza was born May 23, 1972 and is a jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing. He began riding in his native Mexico and earned his first win there in 1992 before moving the following year to compete at racetracks in California.
Since coming to the United States, Victor Espinoza has developed into one of the country's top jockeys. In 2000, his big break came when he won the Breeders' Cup Distaff aboard Spain and when, in 2002, he won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes with War Emblem.
He won his 3,000th career race, aboard Flashy Delight, on May 31, 2013, at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California
On May 3, 2014, Espinoza won his second Kentucky Derby atop California Chrome. On May 17, 2014, Espinoza won his second Preakness Stakes also atop California Chrome.
Espinoza was born in Mexico City and was the 11th of 12 children. He grew up on the family's farm and became a bus driver to earn money for jockey school. He came to the United States and in 1994 was the leading apprentice rider at the Bay Meadows and Golden Gate Fields racetracks in Northern California. Later, he moved to Southern California.
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Posted on 7 June 2015 | 6:09 pm
Jockey Victor Espinoza had a record-setting day as the oldest jockey to win the Triple Crown, while riding the prized American Pharoah. He is also the first Latino jockey to win it. “I came here with a lot of confidence, more confidence than the last two (Triple Crown attempts),” he said. “That trophy it caused Read More
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