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Esqueda Wins 1st, Undergoes The “Hazing”

BY JIM WELLS He was almost certain that he had gotten to the wire first and then came the only confirmation he needed. “I could hear the boys yelling behind me and then I knew,” he said. “I was sure then that we won.” It is a milestone in a jockey’s career, that first win, […]

Another Esqueda Joins Jockey Colony

BY JIM WELLS His throat and mouth were so dry that he could barely spit. His stomach acted as if he were on the Wild Thing across the way at Valley Fair, and the muscles in his arms and legs were in knots. “I couldn’t even move in the paddock,” he said. “I couldn’t believe […]