Keyword: Victor Espinoza

  • Arkansas Derby winner American Pharoah

    Top Three Exit Arkansas Derby in Good Order

    The top three finishers from the April 11 Arkansas Derby (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park, including runaway winner American Pharoah, emerged from the 1 1/8-mile race in good order, their connections said April 12.

  • Stellar Wind dominates the Santa Anita Oaks.

    Stellar Wind Rolls in Santa Anita Oaks

    Stellar Wind, the 6-5 favorite for the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I), delivered with a commanding 5 1/4-length win over Luminance April 4 at Santa Anita Park. The daughter of Curlin traveled the 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.26.

  • Dubai World Cup: Dubai Golden Shaheen

    Coverage of Secret Circle's victory in the Dubai Golden Shaheen, from the parade ring to the race, and comments from winning rider Victor Espinoza. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Dubai World Cup 2015: Dubai Golden Shaheen

    Coverage of Secret Circle's victory in the Dubai Golden Shaheen, from the parade ring to the race, and comments from winning rider Victor Espinoza. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • American Pharoah leaves the competition behind in the Rebel Stakes.

    American Pharoah Romps in Rebel

    American Pharoah bobbled at the break but never looked back, galloping gate-to-wire to win the $750,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) by 6 1/4 lengths in his season debut March 14 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Lava Man

    Hall Finalists Include Leatherbury, Lava Man

    Hall of Fame ballot will include jockeys Chris Antley, Victor Espinoza, Corey Nakatani, and Craig Perret; Thoroughbreds Black Tie Affair, Kona Gold, Lava Man, and Xtra Heat; and trainers King Leatherbury and David Whiteley.

  • California Chrome

    HOY California Chrome Drills at Los Alamitos

    Newly crowned Horse of the Year California Chrome drilled seven furlongs at Los Alamitos Race Course Jan. 19 as he continues preparations for his expected 2015 debut next month in the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II).

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Will Be Honored Jan. 10

    The connections of California Chrome are expected to be on hand at Santa Anita Park Jan. 10 when the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner is honored with the Secretariat Vox Populi Award.

  • Lady Pimpernel wins the Robert J. Frankel Stakes.

    Lady Pimpernel Gets First U.S. Win in Frankel

    Recent British import Lady Pimpernel landed her first United States victory by a nose when she came from off the pace in the $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Santa Anita Park Dec. 27.

  • Take Charge Brandi comes home strong to win the Starlet.

    Take Charge Brandi Wires Starlet Thriller

    Favored Take Charge Brandi registered her second grade I win of the year and third graded victory in a row when she narrowly captured the $350,000 Starlet Stakes for 2-year-old fillies Dec. 13 at Los Alamitos Race Course.

  • Tiz Midnight (right) fights off Warren's Veneda to win the Bayakoa Stakes.

    Tiz Midnight Beats Clock in Bayakoa Victory

    Odds-on Tiz Midnight proved a popular winner of the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes (gr. II) at Los Alamitos for former Quarter Horse trainer Bob Baffert, when she battled back along the rail by a head over Warren's Veneda Dec. 6.

  • Daily Handle, Attendance Strong at Del Mar

    The first "Bing Crosby Season" at Del Mar ended successfully Nov. 30 as the four-week meeting saw strong handle and attendance marks established for Southern California's newest season of Thoroughbred racing.

  • California Chrome takes to the turf in the Hollywood Derby.

    California Chrome Sparkles in Hollywood Derby

    Dual classic winner California Chrome successfully debuted over turf in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Nov. 29 at Del Mar when he defeated Queen's Plate winner Lexie Lou by two lengths in a sterling performance.

  • California Chrome works Nov. 23.

    Hollywood Derby Likely After Chrome's Workout

    California Chrome had his first breeze over the turf at Del Mar, after which trainer Art Sherman told reporters he would enter the dual classic winner in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Nov. 29.

  • California Chrome Work 11/17/2014

    Footage of Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome's work at Los Alamitos 11/17/2014 and an interview with Victor Espinoza commenting on Chrome's work.

  • No Problem holds off Alright Alright to win the Bob Hope.

    No Problem Prevails in Bob Hope Thriller

    Stalking No Problem grabbed the lead in deep stretch and held even-money favorite Alright Alright at bay in the final strides to win the $100,000 Bob Hope (gr. III) in his stakes debut at Nov. 15 at Del Mar.

  • Chrome's Three-Wide Trip Comes up Short

    After such a close Breeders' Cup Classic finish, one can only wonder if the outcome would have been different if California Chrome had not raced three wide through both turns.

  • Art Sherman and California Chrome

    Sherman Sees California Chrome Bouncing Back

    While California Chrome's lone start since the Triple Crown didn't go as planned, trainer Art Sherman likes what he sees since his dual classic winner has arrived back at his Los Alamitos Race Course base.

  • Shared Belief wins the Awesome Again Stakes.

    Haskin: Thoughts on a Super Saturday

    Although Super Saturday in New York and California had several twists that no one was expecting, it did help clarify the Breeders' Cup picture to some extent, but also raised questions as well.

  • Victor Espinoza

    Espinoza Suspended for Awesome Again Ride

    Santa Anita Park stewards handed jockey Victor Espinoza a seven-day suspension Sept. 28 for his tactics in the handling of Sky Kingdom in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) the preceding day.

  • Sunset Glow and Victor Espinoza take the Del Mar Debutante.

    Sunset Glow Shines in Del Mar Debutante

    Odds-on favorite Sunset Glow bulled her way between horses at the top of the stretch to get the lead and repelled the determined rally of Her Emmynency to capture the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) Aug. 30.

  • California Chrome Progressing Toward PA Derby

    Dual classic winner California Chrome had his first five-furlong workout since returning to training at Los Alamitos Race Course Aug. 29, covering the distance handily in 1:01 flat with regular rider Victor Espinoza aboard.

  • Finnegans Wake gets his head in front of Admiral Kitten to win the Arlington Handicap.

    Finnegans Wake Gets Nod in Arlington 'Cap

    Donegal Racing's Finnegans Wake tallied his first stakes victory in a thriller July 12, getting his head in front of fast-finishing Admiral Kitten at the wire to win the Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Big Kick rolls to victory in the San Juan Capistrano.

    Big Kick, Espinoza Steal San Juan Capistrano

    Benefiting from a good jump out of the gate at the top of the downhill turf track at Santa Anita Park, Big Kick never looked back over the course of 1 3/4 miles as he rolled to victory in the San Juan Capistrano.