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Espinoza Hopes To Return From Neck Injury

Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza is planning a comeback after fracturing a vertebra in his neck in July.

Espinoza Hopes To Return From Neck Injury

Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza is planning a comeback after fracturing a vertebra in his neck in July.

Victor Espinoza
Victor Espinoza Picture:(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Espinoza was hurt during a training accident at Del Mar but is aiming to return to riding in coming months.

His agent Brian Beach said Espinoza is expected to see a doctor the first week of October.


San Diego-based Espinoza, best known for his associations with American Pharaoh and California Chrome, has rehab sessions three days a week and walking exercise three times a day.

The 46-year-old Hall of Fame jockey only wears a neck brace when he rides in a car but he isn't allowed to drive.

Espinoza won the 2015 Triple Crown on American Pharoah.

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