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War Emblem wins 128th Kentucky Derby
LOU2002050403 - LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, May 4 (UPI) -- Jockey Victor Espinoza riding War Emblem stands up in the stirrups just after winning the128th Kentucky Derby on May 4, 2002, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI.
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Victor Espinoza (born May 23, 1972 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing. He began riding in his native Mexico and earned his first win there in 1992 before moving the following year to compete at racetracks in California.

Since coming to the United States, Victor Espinoza has developed into one of the country's top jockeys. In 2000, was his big break when he won the Breeders' Cup Distaff aboard Spain and in 2002 captured both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes with War Emblem.

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