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Jockey Espinoza speaks on fall, 'scariest moment' of his life

Jockey Espinoza speaks on fall, 'scariest moment' of his life

Nearly two weeks after falling off his horse and sustaining a spinal cord injury in Del Mar, Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza walked into a conference room at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas on Aug. 2 and said he's hoping he'll ride again someday but his main focus is getting better.

Espinoza, an American Thoroughbred racer for 25 years, suffered a fracture to the C3 vertebrae in his neck on the morning of July 22 when his 4-year-old colt Bobby Abu Dhabi suffered a fatal heart attack while running full speed and dropped to the ground, throwing Espinoza off.

In a news conference Aug. 2 at Scripps Encinitas, Espinoza, a 2015 Triple Crown winner, said he was fully...

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