Victor Espinoza

Espinoza presents $10,000 check for racetrack grooms

Press Release In a winner’s circle ceremony following Wednesday’s second race at Del Mar, Jockey Victor Espinoza presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to the California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation (CTHF), to be used exclusively to assist southern California racetrack grooms. The check represented Espinoza’s total earnings at Del Mar Racetrack for Aug. 10-14, […]

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Jockey Espinoza will donate a week’s earnings to help grooms

Southern California jockey Victor Espinoza will donate all of his on-track earnings for a week starting August 10 in an effort to help local racetrack grooms.  The money will go to the California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation. “Everybody has done a lot of things for different foundations, but I never hear about anybody doing something just […]

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Espinoza x-rays negative, to ride Wednesday

A nasty-looking three-horse spill that sent jockey Victor Espinoza to the hospital Sunday did not cause any serious injuries.  X-rays on Espinoza’s ankle came back negative, and he’s expected to ride at Del Mar Wednesday. Joel Rosario and Martin Pedroza were also involved but did not suffer injuries.  One of the horses in the spill, […]

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Espinoza hospitalized after three-horse spill

Jockey Victor Espinoza has been taken to Scripps Encinitas Hospital for X-rays on his ankle after a terrifying, three-horse spill in the final race at Del Mar on Sunday according to Jay Privman of the Daily Racing Form.

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Dialed In not the only one chasing a bonus

Dialed In has the greatest financial incentive to win the Preakness – he’s eligible for the Preakness 5.5, a $5.5 million bonus that goes to the winner of the Holy Bull, Florida Derby and Preakness.  But other runners in the field have opportunities for bonus money. Shackleford’s connections, for example, would get half a million […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Stewarding The Big Cap

There is something Wizard of Oz-like about racing stewards. Like the Wizard, stewards are all powerful, possessing the ability to change the fortunes of horseplayers, jockeys, owners and trainers with a single judgment call. And like the Great Oz, they operate, figuratively speaking, behind a curtain, in a small room high above the racetrack, and […]

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Espinoza furious over Big ‘Cap ruling

Jockey Victor Espinoza did not mince words following the stewards’ decision to make no change to the Santa Anita Handicap’s order of finish.  Espinoza rode Setsuko, who was bumped by Twirling Candy after Twirling Candy and eventual winner Game On Dude collided in the stretch. The stewards ruled that because Twirling Candy initiated the contact, […]

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Jockeys Cedillo and Espinoza injured after horses clip heels

Press Release Apprentice jockey Abel Cedillo and journeyman Victor Espinoza were injured as a result of a spill on the Club House turn during the first race at Santa Anita on Thursday. Cedillo’s mount, Saint’s Crown, who was at the rail, in second position approaching the 6 1⁄2 furlong pole, clipped the heels of the […]

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Prado and Espinoza share jockey championship

Top US jockeys Edgar Prado and Victor Espinoza shared the fifth annual Robalca International Jockeys’ Championship Cup in Lima Peru. Each scored 18 points for the competition.

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Breeders’ Cup Notes: BC Mile

Beethoven John Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith’s Beethoven walked the shedrow again on Monday, awaiting clearance from quarantine, which was expected to come by 5 p.m. He arrived at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Traveling head lad Pat Keating said that he, like all the runners from Ballydoyle, “traveled well, and we couldn’t be […]

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