Tags ‘Victor Espinoza’

Whip Use: Can Regulations Solve Public Perception Problems?

Whip regulation has drawn an increasing amount of attention from regulators in recent years, as debate about the use of riding crops in the United Kingdom and Europe spills across the Atlantic. Most... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

‘Rome Wasn’t Built In Two Days’: Longines Measures Racing Success In Years, Not Sales

The connections of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah should have no trouble telling what time it is for the rest of their lives. Longines awarded commemorative watches to trainer Bob Baffert,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

After Triple Crown Feat, Espinoza Considers Retirement

When you become the first Triple Crown-winning jockey in almost four decades, it's hard to come up with another career highlight to add to the bucket list. That's one of the reasons American Pharoah... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi... Read More...

American Pharoah Honored As World’s Best Racehorse; Shared Belief Remembered In London Ceremony

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is not only America's Horse of the Year for 2015, but after a ceremony in London on Tuesday, he is also the 2015 Longines World's Best Racehorse. Owner Ahmed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

Some Appreciation For Small-Time Tracks, Where Fans Are Born

Earlier this year, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens gave an impassioned plea to legislators in his native Idaho on behalf of historical racing machines, which he said could help save not only Les... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ... Read More...

Tricks of the Trade: Race Riding During The Travers

What, exactly, were Victor Espinoza on American Pharoah and Frosted’s rider, Jose Lezcano, doing as the two horses rounded the final turn into the home stretch of Saturday’s $1.6-million Travers at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

American Pharoah: Is The Show Over?

In the immediate aftermath of Keen Ice’s upset victory over heavily favored American Pharoah in Saratoga’s Grade 1 Travers on Saturday, owner Ahmed Zayat hinted that the Triple Crown champion son of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

The Friday Show: What Next For Racing, Triple Crown Winner?

One thing that will be missing in next year’s Triple Crown races is that overwhelming sense of historical anticipation that’s been woven into the series for many years. The moment is now... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

The Friday Show: Derby Recap, Belmont Cap, Whip Controversy?

The 141st edition of the Kentucky Derby is in the books, and the horse everyone was talking about before the race got the job done. It’s the third consecutive year the post-time favorite has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

How Heavy a Load Can California Chrome Carry?

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome will tote 126 pounds to the post in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes from Pimlico racecourse in Maryland, but the California-bred colt is carrying so much more than... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

California Stewards Investigate Race Ride, Barn of Churchill Maiden Winner

California Chrome wasn’t the only California-bred to make an impression at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. Seven hours before the Kentucky Derby, trainer A. C. Avila sent a 4-year-old... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Sexy Silks at Santa Anita

Michael Compton | 4 years ago
Jockey Victor Espinoza has the last laugh after winning the last race Tuesday,  Jan. 1,  at Santa Anita Park. The win came aboard Sugar Spice owned by Sauci Belvoir and Vicky Dimitri. The owners unveiled their new racing silks in the Tuesday’s ... Read More...

Big ‘Cap Draw Has ‘Luck’ Feel

Photo of John Ortiz and Julio Canani courtesy of Santa Anita Park/Benoit photo Actor John Ortiz from HBO’s “Luck” participated in Wednesday’s Santa Anita Handicap draw. Julio Canani, left, trainer of Big ‘Cap starter Holla... Read More...

Amazombie Set for San Carlos Stakes

Benoit photo The Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner begins his trek to another title against five foes on Saturday at Santa Anita Amazombie, last year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) and Eclipse Award champion, is slated to make his seasonal bow on Saturday... Read More...

Ron the Greek pointed to Big ‘Cap

Michael Compton | 5 years ago
By MICHAEL COMPTON Ron the Greek, second most recently to Mucho Macho Man in the Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park, is being pointed to the Santa Anita Handicap (G1), according to trainer Bill Mott. The $750,000 race, slated for March 3, carries a purse of $750,000. Mott also added that Jose Lezcano will ride. Read More...