May 17, 2014

California Chrome’s jockey also from humble beginnings

Victor Espinoza will attempt to guide California Chrome to victory Saturday in the Preakness Stakes, the Triple Crown’s second jewel. Unlike the horse’s trainer and novice owners, the jockey has been here before. Espinoza won the 2002 Kentucky Derby and Preakness aboard War Emblem. But in the cyclical nature of horse racing, the rider’s fortunes have been more down than up in the 12 years since.

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