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Victor Espinoza


Victor Espinoza
Born:
1972-05-23
Mexico City
Greater Mexico City, Mexico

Currently Residing:
Monrovia
California USA

Height: 5 2
Weight: 112 lbs



He is single brother Jose is a rider in New York and another brother, Leo, is a former rider now living in Mexico City.


Notes:
Victor Espinoza learned the art of horse riding from a jockey school in his native Mexico City registered his first win at Hippodromo de las Americas in 1992 worked as apprentice at Bay Meadows in 1993-94 and at Golden Gate in 1994 and immigrated to Southern California and topped in the standings at Fairplex both in 1996 and 1997. Espinoza clinched Breeders Cup victory with Spain snatched the Hollywood Gold Cup with Early Pioneer won the 2002 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes with War Emblem clinched the 2002 ESPY Award for Best Jockey. He won his 4th title at 2006 Hollywood Park finished the 2007 Santa Anita meet atop the standings with Garrett Gomez. Completed 2000th career win on March 19, 2006 at Santa Anita won Sunland Park s two signature races on April 1, 2006. He has several wins under his belt.

Statistics

Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2015 217 46 39 29 -
2014 583 102 79 68 -
2013 724 107 113 99 -
2012 638 74 74 82 -
2011 833 103 130 123 -
2010 982 126 155 152 -
2009 870 145 128 100 -
2008 855 118 130 100 -
2007 1 185 167 152 -
2006 1 259 174 191 -
2005 1 192 181 160 -
2004 1 240 244 184 -
2003 1 205 182 203 -
2002 1 188 160 163 -
2001 1 144 139 149 -
2000 1 242 202 190 -
1999 712 94 89 80 -
1998 811 96 95 81 -
1997 840 89 106 98 -
1996 864 101 149 132 -
1995 1 220 187 178 -
1994 946 128 136 123 -
1993 116 11 11 12 -

Facts

• Top Racing Wins
• 1999 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes
• 2000 Hollywood Gold Cup, Del Mar Breeders Cup Handicap
• 2001 Del Mar Breeders Cup Handicap, Del Mar Futurity, Sham Stakes, Wood Memorial Stakes
• 2002 Haskell Invitational Handicap
• 2003 San Diego Handicap
• 2004 Del Mar Breeders Cup Handicap, Del Mar Futurity, San Diego Handicap, Delta Jackpot Stakes, Sunshine Millions Classic, Pimlico Special
• 2005 Sham Stakes, San Diego Handicap, Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap
• 2006 Del Mar Futurity, Sham Stakes, Arlington Million, C. L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship, Lane s End Breeders Futurity, WinStar Derby, Las Flores Handicap
• 2007 WinStar Derby, La Ca ada Stakes, San Felipe Stakes
• 2008 Las Flores Handicap, Portero Grande Breeders Cup Handicap
• American Classics / Breeders Cup wins
• Breeders Cup Distaff (2000), Kentucky Derby (2002), Preakness Stakes (2002)
• Racing Awards
• ESPY Award for Best Jockey (2002)
• 1st Kentucky Derby 2014 - California Chrome
• 1st Preakness Stakes 2014 - California Chrome
• 1st Kentucky Derby 2015 - American Pharoah
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