Keyword: Victor Espinoza

  • Stellar Wind

    Stellar Wind Breezes, Likely Heading to KY

    Those hoping to see Hronis Racing's Stellar Wind back in action on Santa Anita Park's jam-packed opening day Sept. 26 will likely only have to wait a week to watch the 3-year-old daughter of Curlin run.

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    Hard Not to Like Stretches Out in Rodeo Drive

    A winner of grade I turf races on both coasts this season, Hard Not to Like will try for a third straight top-level stakes win when she starts Saturday, Sept. 26 in the Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park.

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    NTWAB to Honor American Pharoah Team

    The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will salute American Pharoah and the team that molded him into the first Triple Crown champion in 37 years to highlight its 56th annual awards dinner Oct. 28 in Lexington.

  • Stellar Wind wins the Torrey Pine Stakes.

    Stellar Wind Dominant in Torrey Pines

    Hronis Racing's Stellar Wind heavily outclassed the rest of the $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes (gr. III) on paper and showed it on the track at Del Mar Aug. 30 with an easy victory.

  • Elektrum finishes strong to take the John C. Mabee Stakes.

    Elektrum Makes Grade in Mabee

    Hronis Racing's Elektrum outfinished three rivals late to earn her first graded stakes in the $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 8 at Del Mar.

  • Heart To Heart wins the Ocean Port Stakes.

    Heart to Heart Wires Oceanport

    Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart was all heart Aug. 2, showing the way throughout and carrying on to victory in the $150,000 Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park.

  • American Pharoah at Monmouth Park

    Sharp American Pharoah Ready for Return

    Assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes said American Pharoah is "on the sharper side" for the Haskell, his first race since his smooth-striding 5 1/2-length Belmont Stakes (gr. I) triumph June 6 at Belmont Park.

  • American Pharoah works at Del Mar July 28.

    American Pharoah Has Final Work for Haskell

    American Pharoah's final workout for the William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) appeared intentionally easy July 28 at Del Mar, with the Triple Crown champion recording a :48 4/5 breeze underneath overcast skies.

  • Finnegans Wake will return to Southern California turf for the Eddie Read.

    Finnegans Wake Back to Grass in Eddie Read

    After a brief detour to dirt for a run in the Gold Cup (gr. I) June 27 at Santa Anita Park, Finnegans Wake will return to his comfort zone on the Southern California turf for the $400,000 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT) July 18.

  • Congressman Paul Tonko

    White House Ceremony for American Pharoah?

    Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) sent a letter to President Barack Obama July 14 asking the White House to hold an official ceremony honoring American Pharoah and the team that guided him to his historic Triple Crown.

  • Merry Meadow, winning the Hurricane Bertie earlier this year.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Merry Meadow Returns in Princess Rooney

    Three-time graded-stakes winner Merry Meadow will cut back to her ideal distance when she returns from more than a three-month layoff in the $250,000 Princess Rooney Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park July 5.

  • American Pharoah parades at Santa Anita June 27, 2015.

    American Pharoah Parades at Santa Anita

    Even with a pair of grade I races on Santa Anita Park's final Saturday of its spring meeting, the star June 27 was indisputable. American Pharoah was on display on the unusually-muggy Southern California afternoon.

  • Stellar Wind (left) fights off Tara's Tango to win the Sumertime Oaks.

    Stellar Wind Edges 'Tango' in Summertime Oaks

    Hronis Racing's Stellar Wind received a stiff challenge from Tara's Tango, but kept her unblemished record at Santa Anita Park intact with a nose victory over the challenger in the $200,000 Summertime Oaks(gr. II).

  • American Pharoah greeted by the fans at Churchill Downs.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    'Pharoah' and a 'Magical' Night at Churchill

    On a pleasantly warm June night that Racing Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert called "magical," Triple Crown winner American Pharoah paraded before thousands of adoring fans in the Churchill Downs paddock.

  • Inside the June 13, 2015 Issue

    Triple Crown Hero: American Pharoah becomes first Triple Crown winner since 1978, The Pan American Conference, Ahmed Zayat, Bob Baffert, Victor Espinoza and more in the June 13, 2015 issue of <em>Blood-Horse</em> magazine.

  • American Pharoah and jockey Victor Espinoza
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    Bafferts, Espinoza to Donate to Charities

    In significant acts of generosity, trainer Bob Baffert and his wife, Jill, along with jockey Victor Espinoza, announced they will donate to several charities following American Pharoah's Triple Crown triumph.

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    2015 Belmont Stakes Race Sequence

    Relive American Pharoah's Triple Crown victory in the 2015 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

  • 2015 Belmont Stakes Press Conference

    Comments from the connections of 2015 Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, including trainer Bob Baffert, jockey Victor Espinoza, and owner Ahmed Zayat.

  • American Pharoah arrives at Belmont Park June 2.
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    American Pharoah Arrives at Belmont

    Zayat Stables' Triple Crown contender American Pharoah arrived June 2 at Long Island MacArthur Airport and soon after walked off a horse van at Belmont Park, ready for his run in the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

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    Espinoza: TC Pursuit 'Different This Time'

    Victor Espinoza departs Southern California for New York June 1, for what he hopes is a date with destiny, when he pursues a sweep of the Triple Crown aboard American Pharoah in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6.

  • Post Preakness Stakes News Update for May 17

    Claire Novak tells us how American Pharoah exited the Preakness Stakes, the plan for American Pharoah to prep for the Belmont Stakes, and when he will ship to Belmont Park.

  • Slideshow: 2015 Preakness Stakes

    A visual recap of American Pharoah's victory in the Preakness Stakes from the walkover, to the race, to the celebration afterwards.

  • And they&#39;re off in the 2015 Preakness Stakes!

    Preakness Stakes 140

    American Pharoah wins the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.