Triple Crown-winning jockey to donate all Belmont winnings to charity

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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.

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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.

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