Victor Espinoza Joins the Cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 21

By Lisa Weseman | Aug 25th, 2015

Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza will join the cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 21. The jockey stopped by ESPN2's SportsNation to make the announcement. After coming close twice, Espinoza earned the famous Triple Crown earlier this year, winning the Kentucky Derby, The Preakness and The Belmont Stakes aboard speedy American Pharoah. It was the first time in 37 years the feat had been accomplished. The first Hispanic jockey to ever win the Triple Crown, Espinoza has won over 3000 races in his career and donates 10% of his weekly winnings to The City of Hope for childhood cancer research. Before becoming a jockey, Victor drove a city bus in Mexico, and says, "It's a lot easier riding horses than driving in that traffic in Mexico City." Will Victor be as impressive on the dance floor as he is on the race track? Tune in to the Season 21 Premiere of Dancing with the Stars, MONDAY SEPT 14 8|7c on ABC.  

Watch Victor Espinoza whip and do the Nae Nae!

Earlier this week, Australian conservationist and actress Bindi Irwin was the first star announced for the cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 21. Stay tuned to ABC.com for more celebrity cast announcements, and see the final roster of celebrity dancers and their Pro partners WEDNESDAY SEPT 2 on Good Morning America.


CAST ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Nick Carter |  Victor Espinoza | Andy Grammer | Hayes Grier |  Bindi Irwin | Alexa PenaVega | Carlos PenaVega


Do the Nae Nae|Watch your favorite Pros do the Nae Nae!|Watch Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev and more of your favorite Pros do the Nae Nae! Tune in the the Season 21 Premiere of Dancing with the Stars MONDAY SEPT 14 8|7c.


WATCH: Watch your favorite Pros do the Nae Nae!

In other Dancing with the Stars news, the Pros were back on the dance floor preparing for Season 21 and ABC's Good Morning America was there to get a first look with past Mirror Ball champions Derek Hough, Mark Ballas and returning fan favorite Karina Smirnoff.  Witney CarsonValentin ChmerkovskiyAllison HolkerArtem ChigvintsevPeta Murgatroyd, Sharna Burgess also hit the dance floor to rehearse the opening number for the Season 21 Premiere, which airs MONDAY SEPT 14 8|7c on ABC.  

MORE: First Look at Dancing with the Stars Season 21 Pros | Dancing with the Stars Season 21 Premiere


Check back at ABC.com for more Dancing with the Stars  with the news and details as we get closer and closer to the SEASON PREMIERE MONDAY SEPT 14 8|7c on ABC!