Victor Espinoza

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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Zenyatta extended her unbeaten streak to 18 as she beat Rinterval by a head in the Clement L. Hirsch at Del Mar. Read it at the San Diego Union-Tribune MIKE SMITH (Zenyatta) — “Oh, she was looking good today. This was Zenyatta. I wanted everyone to see her and she showed up. I think […]

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By Ray Paulick Trainer Jeff Bonde got his first Grade 1 victory Sunday at Del Mar when Smiling Tiger took advantage of a bad start by odds-on favorite Cost of Freedom and posted a wire-to-wire 1 1/2-length victory in the $250,000 Bing Crosby under Victor Espinoza. Smiling Tiger went right to the front […]

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By Ray Paulick What is the sports world coming to? We have female high school soccer players engaging in a brawl during a game in Rhode Island, a former police officer giving a Little League pitcher in Pennsylvania $2 to bean another kid with a fastball, cheap shots to the groin captured by TV cameras […]

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