Victor Espinoza who is a jockey in an American Thoroughbred Horse racing is the winner of the Triple Crown which he won in the year 2015 on the American Pharoah. She started to ride the horse while he was still in his native country Mexico. He then went on to compete on the race tracks in California.
He has also won the Kentucky Derby for three times for riding War Emblem in 2014, the California Chrome in 2014 and the American Pharoah in 2015. He was also the winner of the Preakness Stakes for three times. In addition to that, Victor was the first jockey in the history who entered the Belmont Stakes with third opportunity to win Triple Crown.
Very talented and hard working Victor Espinnoza was born on 23rd May of the year 1972 which has now made him at the age of 43. He is the native of Tulancingo, Mexico. He was born on the dairy farm located in Hidalgo, Mexico. He used to pay for his jockey school by driving the bus in Mexico City when he was 17 years old. After that, within a year, he was racing Thoroughbreds at the Mexico City’s track.
He is the eleventh child born among the twelve children to his parents. Moving on to his personal life biography, Victor has not got married yet. He is a single man and does not has the wife and any children. He is a man with a golden heart. He donated the 10 percent of his winnings to the City of Hope for supporting the pediatric cancer research. After becoming a winner of the Triple Crown, Victor announced that he would be donating the 100 percent of his Belmont Stakes earnings to the City of Hope.
Victor did not speak the English language when he moved to the United States in the year 1990. After a couple of years, he then moved to Northern California wherein 1994, he was leading apprentice rider at Bay Meadows as well as Golden Gate Fields race tracks. During his career, he had been described as the hard-working kid who was out there every day… but he kept getting better and better and soon people began seeing the talent which he got.
After a year, he again moved to Los Angeles and he had his big break in 2000 when he became the winner of Breeders’ Cup Distaff aboard Spain. The following year, he rode his first Kentucky Derby in which he was placed at third on Congaree and in 2002, he won both Kentucky Derby as well as Preakness Stakes atop War Emblem.
Recently, it was announced on 25th August of the year 2015 that Victor would be one of the competitors on the 21st season of the TV show known as Dancing with the Stars in which he will dance and is paired with the professional dancer Karina Smirnoff.
He stands at height of five feet and two inches and his weight is not mentioned anywhere. He has been earning a good amount of salary and his net worth is $4 million. To get more information about him, he can also be connected through the Twitter and Instagram account.