Victor Espinoza

Bing Crosby Win Brings Espinoza ‘Full Circle’ After Career-Threatening Injury

The victory by Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza on Cistron in Saturday’s Bing Crosby Stakes was his fourth in that race and 98th in his Del Mar career. Espinoza, 47, needs two more stakes to not only reach the 100 mark but also tie the retired Gary Stevens for third on the track’s all-time […]

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‘It Really Does Not Become Old Hat’: Hronis, Sadler Maintain Hot Hand At Del Mar

Cistron’s victory in Saturday’s Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby brought trainer John Sadler and owner Kosta Hronis of Hronis Racing and his family to the Del Mar winner’s circle following a stakes race for the third time in a meeting that is only nine days old. Nobody had to ask directions. The same connections convened […]

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Cistron Leads All The Way In Bing Crosby

Hronis Racing’s Cistron took the lead at the start and never relinquished it in Saturday’s Grade 1 Bing Crosby Stakes, earning his first top-level triumph by just under a length. The 5-year-old son of The Factor covered six furlongs over Del Mar’s fast main track in 1:09.95 under jockey Victor Espinoza. Trained by John Sadler, […]

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Catapult Back On His Favorite Grass Course In Sunday’s Eddie Read

Woodford Racing’s Catapult, champion grass horse of last summer’s Del Mar racing season, will be seeking a repeat victory in the Grade II $250,000 Eddie Read Stakes Sunday when the 46th running of the mile and one-eighth turf event headlines an eight-race program. Post for the first race is 2 p.m. Catapult, a six-year-old son […]

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Emotions Abound For Winning Connections On Del Mar Opening Day

True to the words sung live by track founder Bing Crosby in 1938 that are heard by recording every day, there was “a winner in each race” on opening day Wednesday. Reactions and thoughts from some of them: Trainer Doug O’Neill — For the second year in a row, O’Neill won the first race of the […]

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Two Horses Die, Rider Escapes Serious Injury In Head-On Training Collision At Del Mar

Two unraced horses died and one rider suffered a mild injury in a freak head-on collision during morning training hours at Del Mar racetrack on Thursday, the day after the San Diego track opened its 80th summer meeting. Three horses, two trained by Bob Baffert and one by John Sadler, were working in company from […]

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‘Looking Forward To My Next Champion’: Espinoza Continues ‘Courageous’ Comeback

The fairytale saga that is Victor Espinoza’s moves ever forward, chapter by chapter. His riding career in serious jeopardy following a training accident at Del Mar last July, the 47-year-old Triple Crown winner and Hall of Fame member remains his ever-affable self after a recovery just short of miraculous, back riding winners like nothing ever […]

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Victor Espinoza To Be Honored At Edwin Gregson Foundation Fundraiser

The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation announces that it will host a charity fundraising dinner honoring Triple Crown and Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza. The event will take place on Monday, Aug. 12, at The Fairmont Grand Del Mar Resort, located just a few miles south of Del Mar Racetrack. Having taken a hiatus last […]

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19 Hall Of Fame Riders To Attend Jockeys And Jeans Fundraiser At Santa Anita Park

A Jockeys and Jeans record 19 Hall of Fame riders are expected to attend the sixth annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser to benefit Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund at Santa Anita on Saturday, June 22. They will be there to honor the seven permanently disabled riders who attend, mix and mingle with the attendees and sign […]

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XBTV Wins Pair Of Telly Awards For Stories On Espinoza, Morning Workouts

XBTV, The Stronach Group’s premier digital on-line content provider, was awarded two 2019 Telly Awards in an announcement earlier this week. XBTV joined a diverse range of winners, from established traditional to on-line network winners, including ESPN, NBC Sports, CBS / Viacom, A&E, PBS and HBO. This year marks the Telly Awards’ 40th anniversary as […]

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