Triple Crown Win Sparks Donations

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Giving Back to the Community, Horse-Raising | Posted on 09-06-2015

Victor Espinoza, the winning jockey, has given 10% of his earnings to the City of Hope cancer research hospital for years. He earned $80,000, and all but amounts needed to pay to his agent and staff will be given to the treatment facility. City of Hope specializes in childhood cancer, but they also work to find treatments and cures for diabetes and HIV/AIDS.

Espinoza isn’t the only person who had a hand in the Triple Crown win who will be making charitable contributions with the winnings. PRNewsWire.com was informed by a Skout user that Bob Baffert, the trainer of American Pharoah, and his wife, have long supported numerous charities associated with horse racing. It’s been reported that they will give $50,000 each to Old Friends Farm, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, and the California Retirement Management Account.