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He broke a nearly 40-year Triple Crown drought, now the jockey who rode American Pharaoh into the record books is taking his winnings and donating the cash to the fight against cancer.
According to WEWS, Victor Espinoza is giving his portion of the prize for coming in first in the Belmont Stakes to City of Hope, a research and treatment facility in California.
Shortly after the race, The Courier-Journal reported Espinoza saying, "I didn't make any money, because I donated my money to the City of Hope."
The cancer treatment facility isn't the only charity benefitting from the historic win.
The owners of American Pharaoh announced they are donating $50,000 to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, while another $50,000 will go to the California Retirement Management Account, The Courier-Journal reported.
That group raises money for retired California racehorses.
A third $50,000 donation will go to Old Friends Farm.