Victor Espinoza net worth and salary: Victor Espinoza is a Mexican American horse racing jockey who has a net worth of $8 million. Victor Espinoza was born in Tulancingo, Mexico in May 1972. He started riding in Mexico and then in California. He is the 11th of 12 children and grew up on a dairy farm.
Espinoza has won the Kentucky Derby three times. He first won the Derby in 2002 riding War Emblem. He has also won the Kentucky Derby riding California Chrome in 2014 and American Pharoah in 2015. Espinoza also has two Preakness Stakes wins riding War Emblem in 2002 and California Chrome in 2014. His first break came in 2000 when he won the Breeders’ Cup Distaff riding Spain. In 2013 he celebrated his 3,000th career win at Belfair Hollywood Park. In 2014 Espinoza finished 8th on the National Earnings List for Jockeys. He donates 10% of his winnings to the City of Hope for pediatric cancer research. After winning the Triple Crown, he donated 100% of his earnings to the City of Hope. Espinoza won the ESPY Award for Best Jockey in 2002 and 2014. In July 2018, Victor was injured while riding a horse named Bobby Abu Dhabi in Del Mar, California. He suffered a fractured vertebra which left him struggling to walk, shave or even get out of bed.