Triple Crown winner Victor Espinoza will soon add another feather to his riding helmet: on ESPN2’s SportsNation, the jockey announced that he will be joining Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars on ABC.
Espinoza joins conservationist and actress Bindi Irwin as one of the celebrity cast members. The new season of the reality show begins Sept. 14, with the final roster of participants slated to be announced Sept. 2.
Dancing with the Stars pairs celebrities with professional ballroom dancers and challenges the pairs to perform different types of dance numbers, which are then rated by judges.
Espinoza has been no stranger to the limelight since his Triple Crown win on American Pharoah, having made the circuit on a number of late-night comedy shows. ABC did not report on how he will manage the demands of rehearsals for the show along with his riding obligations.