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Victor Espinoza

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  • Australia edges Israel, 9-8, will face U.S. in FIL semifinal

    FIL World Championships Australia edges Israel, 9-8, will face U.S. in semifinal Goalie Tom Vickery stopped shots by Matthew Cherry with five seconds left and Cody Levine earlier in the final minute to preserve Australia's 9-8 victory over Israel in a...
  • Belmont Park can intimidate trainers and jockeys, not to mention horses

    Belmont Park can intimidate trainers and jockeys, not to mention horses
    ELMONT, N.Y. — It's hard to convey how massive Belmont Park looks from the ground, with a grandstand capable of holding more than 100,000 spectators and a track that seems to bend on forever around an infield of open grass and ponds. It fits the...
  • California Chrome draws No. 2 post position for Belmont Stakes

    California Chrome draws No. 2 post position for Belmont Stakes
    ELMONT, N.Y. — The tension is palpable as post positions are drawn for the Kentucky Derby. Trainers entertain nightmare visions of their wonderfully quick animals becoming trapped behind a wall of 19 other horses. For the Belmont Stakes?...
  • Preakness Stakes 2014 contenders

    California Chrome Jockey: Victor Espinoza Trainer: Art Sherman Owner: Steve Coburn & Perry Martin Breeder: Steve Coburn & Perry Martin Most recent location/race/placement: Kentucky Derby - GI // Churchill Dns // 1 Pablo Del Monte Jockey: Jeffrey Sanchez...
  • California Chrome a heavy favorite after Preakness post position draw

    California Chrome a heavy favorite after Preakness post position draw
    Throughout the week leading up to the Kentucky Derby, California Chrome’s co-owner predicted victory to anyone who’d listen, saying he felt it from his gut and his heart. Coburn, wearing his trademark cowboy hat, sang the same confident tune...
  • California Chrome faces significant obstacles in quest for Triple Crown

    California Chrome faces significant obstacles in quest for Triple Crown
    "Since Affirmed in 1978" — it has to be the most overused phrase in thoroughbred racing. And yet it's inevitable every spring, when a new crop of 3-year-olds takes a shot at the sport's most cherished prize — the Triple Crown. Affirmed was...
  • All eyes are on California Chrome, but there's no such thing as a sure thing in horse racing

    All eyes are on California Chrome, but there's no such thing as a sure thing in horse racing
    Confidence ran high in the Kentucky Derby champion. Bred for stamina by one of America's grand old racing families and fine-tuned by one of the sport's most respected trainers, Orb went off as a commanding 3-5 favorite in the 2013 Preakness. Two...
  • California Chrome soaks up attention as he arrives at Pimlico for Preakness Stakes

    California Chrome soaks up attention as he arrives at Pimlico for Preakness Stakes
    California Chrome has a bit of Hollywood in him. Just a few steps into his first afternoon at Pimlico Race Course on Monday, the Kentucky Derby champion stopped and posed regally before a pack of photographers click, click, clicking. The handsome...
  • California Chrome's biggest test is yet to come

    California Chrome's biggest test is yet to come
    There is a lot we now know about California Chrome, first and foremost that he will have his day in the New York spotlight and keep the horse racing world in high clover for another three weeks. We also know that the blue-collar chestnut colt has a...
  • Daunting Triple Crown history follows California Chrome to Belmont Stakes

    Daunting Triple Crown history follows California Chrome to Belmont Stakes
    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome has just three weeks and 1 1/2 miles of racing in the June 7 Belmont Stakes ahead of him in his bid to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, a task that has proved impossible in the new era...
  • California Chrome gallops smoothly despite sore throat, rain

    California Chrome gallops smoothly despite sore throat, rain
    The morning after a hullabaloo erupted over his sore throat, Preakness favorite California Chrome galloped smoothly over a rain-splattered track at Pimlico Race Course. After his 6 a.m. workout Friday on the wettest track he's ever encountered, the...
  • Steve Coburn, California Chrome's co-owner, stands by comments about Triple Crown

    Steve Coburn, California Chrome's co-owner, stands by comments about Triple Crown
    ELMONT, N.Y. — As California Chrome began his recovery from a foot injury that might have contributed to his flat performance in the Belmont Stakes, his co-owner, Steve Coburn, stood by harsh comments about owners and trainers who run fresh horses...