For Espinoza, fear has turned to Kentucky Derby success

by Mike Welsch 4 years ago

Jockey Victor Espinoza said that when he was a youngster growing up in Mexico, he was afraid of horses. “Look at me now, I’ve won two Kentucky Derbies,” Espinoza said after winning the Derby on Saturday aboard the 2-1 favorite California Chrome, a horse he’s ridden to five consecutive victories for 77-year-old trainer Art Sherman.

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