Gary Stevens rides Mucho Macho Man to win the Breeders' Cup Classic. Two days later, he pledged a portion of winnings to Remember Me Rescue. Photo by Terri Cage

Gary Stevens rides Mucho Macho Man to win the Breeders' Cup Classic. Two days later, he pledged a portion of winnings to Remember Me Rescue, a Texas Thoroughbred charity seeking to better treat injured race horses.

California Chrome's jockey Victor Espinoza with The Queen

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California Chrome's jockey Victor Espinoza with The Queen at The Windsor Castle Stakes in when he rode Hootenanny to a track record. He also rode the 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

Jockey Victor Espinoza shares a moment with American Pharoah after winning the Triple Crown.

Jockey Victor Espinoza shares a moment with American Pharoah after winning the Triple Crown 2015

Joel Rosario, right, riding Orb is congratulated by Robby Albarado riding Golden Soul after Orb won the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Louisville, Ky.

Joel Rosario, right, riding Orb is congratulated by Robby Albarado riding Golden Soul after Orb won the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Saturday, May in Louisville, Ky.

Jockey Victor Espinoza visits California Chrome after their win in the Hollywood Derby

Jockey Victor Espinoza visits California Chrome after their win in the Hollywood Derby

Kentucky Derby 2014 official portrait of the derby jockeys

Kentucky Derby 2014 official portrait of the derby jockeys One black jockey, slightly removed from the rest. See Racehorse Men by Katherine Mooney, a new book about the days when black jockeys were commonplace, even at the Derby.

California Chrome Jockey Victor Espinoza on The Late Show with David Letterman

Very funny interview! Jockey Victor Espinoza says he's the boss when they're racing, but does California Chrome agree?

Chris McCarron after winning the Breeders' Cup Classic on Tiznow. (Photos by Horsephotos) By Tom Pedulla, America’s Best Racing Gregg McCarron will never forget the first time Chris, his younger brother, sat on a horse. Chris was anything but comfortable. “He was petrified,” Gregg said. “We actually had to peel his fingers off the reins to get him down.” The experience might have been enough to...

Chris McCarron after winning the Breeders' Cup Classic on Tiznow. (Photos by Horsephotos) By Tom Pedulla, America’s Best Racing Gregg McCarron will never forget the first time Chris, his younger brother, sat on a horse. Chris was anything but comfortable. “He was petrified,” Gregg said. “We actually had to peel his fingers off the reins to get him down.” The experience might have been enough to...

Jockeys at Saratoga take the ALS ice bucket challenge

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“ Saratoga has a winning and giving culture.

Joe Talamo and Mike Smith talk about their lives as jockeys on and off of the track!

Joe Talamo and Mike Smith talk about their lives as jockeys on and off of the track!

Frankie Dettori's signature flying dismount... into the arms of owner Ken Ramsey!

into the arms of owner Ken Ramsey!

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