Victor Espinoza

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Victor Espinoza
California Chrome at 2014 San Felipe-cropped.jpg
Victor Espinoza on California Chrome
Occupation Jockey
Born May 23, 1972
Mexico City, Mexico
Career wins 3,000 (ongoing)
Major racing wins, honours and awards
Major racing wins

Moccasin Stakes (1996, 2000)
Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (1999)
Hollywood Gold Cup (2000)
Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap (2000, 2001, 2004)
Del Mar Futurity (2001, 2004, 2006)
Sham Stakes (2001, 2005, 2006)
Wood Memorial Stakes (2001)
Providencia Stakes (2001, 2008)
Haskell Invitational Handicap (2002)
San Diego Handicap (2003, 2004, 2005)
Delta Jackpot Stakes (2004)
Sunshine Millions Classic (2004)
Pimlico Special (2004)
Thunder Road Handicap (2004, 2006)
Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap (2005)
Arlington Million (2006)
CashCall Mile Invitational Stakes (2006)
C. L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship (2006)
Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (2006)
WinStar Derby (2006, 2007)
Las Flores Handicap (2006, 2008)
La Cañada Stakes (2007)
San Felipe Stakes (2007)
Winstar Oaks (2006, 2007, 2009)
A Gleam Invitational Handicap (2007)
Potrero Grande Breeders' Cup Handicap (2008)
California Cup Distance Handicap (2008)
Tuzla Handicap (2008)
Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes (2010)
Del Mar Handicap(2013)
Santa Anita Derby (2014)

American Classics / Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Distaff (2000)
Kentucky Derby (2002)
Preakness Stakes (2002)
Racing awards
ESPY Award for Best Jockey (2002)
Significant horses
War Emblem, Peace Rules, Behaving Badly, Congaree
Declan's Moon, The Tin Man, Bob and John

Victor Espinoza (born May 23, 1972 in Mexico City, Mexico) 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, was his big break when he won the Breeders' Cup Distaff aboard Spain and in 2002 captured both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes with War Emblem.

He won his 3,000th career race, aboard Flashy Delight, on May 31st, 2013, at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California [1]

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000–present) Peak
position
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2000 7
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2001 11
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2002 6
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2003 14
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2004 3
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2005 7
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2006 3
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2007 11
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2008 27
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2009 20
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2010 23
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2011 19
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2012 49
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2013 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/victor-espinoza-notches-3000th-win/