Jockey Victor Espinoza Talks Hopes for Winning Triple Crown on DAVID LETTERMAN Tonight
Victor Espinoza, jockey of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, talks about his horse's chances of winning the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes when he visits LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, tonight, June 4 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Espinoza, who rode the horse War Emblem to win both the 2002 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, captured the Kentucky Derby with the heavily-favored California Chrome on May 3 and, two weeks later, took the horse to victory at the Preakness Stakes on May 17. Espinoza and California Chrome will face their toughest challenge at the Belmont Stakes in New York, the third, final and most grueling leg of thoroughbred horse racing's Triple Crown, on Saturday, June 7. If Espinoza and California Chrome win the Belmont, this will mark the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed, ridden by jockey Steve Cauthen, won the coveted title in 1978.
Also visiting the LATE SHOW on Wednesday, June 4 is Arsenio Hall, host of the late night talk show "The Arsenio Hall Show," and musical guests The Afghan Whigs.
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