Victor Espinoza

Victor Espinoza

WATCH: American Pharoah Jockey Victor Espinoza Throws First Pitch At Yankee Stadium

Triple Crown winning jockey Victor Espinoza has a little giddyup on his fastball, too.

06/08/2015

Victor Espinoza celebrates atop American Pharoah after winning the Belmont Stakes on June 6, 2015. (Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Espinoza Never Doubted American Pharoah In Triple Crown Run

Victor Espinoza called it “the best feeling I ever had,” and American Pharoah was only through the first turn.

06/07/2015

American Pharoah jockey Victor Espinoza acknowledges the crowd after winning the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 16, 2015. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

5 Facts About American Pharoah Jockey Victor Espinoza

He’s out to make history in more ways than one.

06/05/2015

American Pharoah's Final Gallop Before Belmont Stakes

5 Facts About Triple Crown Hopeful American Pharoah

American Pharoah won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, and he’s looking to become horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed won all three races in 1978.

06/05/2015

American Pharoah during training at Belmont Park on June 4, 2015 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Grueling 1.5 Miles Stands Between American Pharoah And Triple Crown

Twelve horses have tried to complete the sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont and failed since 1978. Now it’s American Pharoah’s turn Saturday.

06/05/2015

Victor Espinoza, the jockey for American Pharoah, visits the resting place of Grand Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Schneerson. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: American Pharoah’s Jockey Looks To Higher Power Before Belmont Stakes

The Belmont Stakes is the the kind of place where luck looms large. But the team behind American Pharoah is hedging its bets by locking in a little help from above.

06/04/2015

American Pharoah #18, ridden by Victor Espinoza, leads the field to the finish line ahead of Firing Line #10, ridden by Gary Stevens, and Dortmund #8, ridden by Martin Garcia, during the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

American Pharoah Wins 141st Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah won the 141st Kentucky Derby before a record-setting crowd at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

05/02/2015

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome draws the No. 2 post for the Belmont Stakes. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown on June 7. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

History Not On California Chrome’s Side At Crowded Belmont

Since Affirmed became the last Triple Crown winner in 1978, three Belmont fields with the same history on the line also drew 11 horses in 1981, 1988 and 2002.

06/05/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome trains with jockey Victor Espinoza at Belmont Park on May 31, 2014. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Video: California Chrome Duo Throw First Pitches At Yankee Stadium

It’s an honor that can go very, very wrong. But California Chrome’s jockey and assistant trainer were right on the money Monday night in the Bronx.

06/03/2014