Victor Espinoza is a Mexican jockey who is the most recent man to claim the elusive Triple Crown. Espinoza won the Triple Crown aboard American Pharoah in 2015. The Hall of Famer became the oldest jockey and first Hispanic jockey to win the highly-coveted award. In 2018, Espinoza participated in the 2018 Kentucky Derby aboard the Mick Ruiz trained Bolt d’Oro.
How much is Victor Espinoza worth in 2018?
Victor Espinoza Net Worth 2018: $45 million
Victor Espinoza has an estimated net worth of $4 million in 2018, according to online reports. Espinoza, who won the ESPY Award for Best Jockey in 2002 and 2014, donates 10 percent of his winnings to the City of Hope for pediatric cancer research. Throughout his racing career, the Mexican jockey has more than 3,000 wins.
Espinoza won the Triple Crown in 2015 aboard American Pharoah.
About Victor Espinoza
Victor Espinoza was born May 23, 1972, in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico. Espinoza is one of 12 children who grew up on a dairy farm is his birth city. When he was 15, Espinoza left home to assist his older brother as a Quarter Horse trainer, before attending jockey school when he was 17. Espinoza paid for his schooling by driving a bus in Mexico City.
Espinoza is the most recent jockey to win the Triple Crown, earning the honor aboard American Pharoah in 2015, and has won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes three times each. Espinoza was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2017.