Triple Crown Jockey Donates Winnings to Cancer Research
American Pharaoh won the Belmont Stakes over the weekend, and also claimed the Triple Crown for the first time in 37 years. His jockey, Victor Espinoza, won about $80,000 from the race, and after paying his assistant and his agent, will donate the rest to a cancer research center called City of Hope.
The horse's trainer and his wife will also donate their winnings to three different organizations: the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, the California Retirement Management Account (a nonprofit that helps retired California racehorses), and Old Friends Farm, a thoroughbred retirement facility.
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What a wonderful thing to do! Especially in a sport that thrives on money and gambling!