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American Pharoah Jockey
American Pharoah Jockey Victor Espinoza Donates Belmont Stakes Money to Charity
After American Pharoah captured the Triple Crown by winning the 103 Belmont Stakes on June 6, the horse’s jockey, Victor Espinoza, and trainer, Bob Baffert, are putting their winnings to good use.
Espinoza said he would be donating his winnings to City of Hope, a California-based clinical research center. The Bafferts will be donating $100,000 to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, a California retirement management account created to raise money for retired California racehorses, and Old Friends Farm, a thoroughbred retirement facility.
By donating their winnings, Espinoza and Baffert are making sure the money goes to a worthy cause that will help other people and horses.
“I want to share this. I want to make sure that horses that we really love, we have to take care of them,” Baffert said. “Win, lose or draw, I was going to do it.”
The notoriety that comes with being a jockey and trainer of a Triple Crown winning horse is rewarding enough. The money is secondary in this case, knowing they had a chance to make a difference, Espinoza and Baffert agreed.
(Source: Bleacher Report)
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