In June, Victor rode the now-famous colt American Pharoah into the history books when he won the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes -- a feat that hadn’t been achieved in 37 years.
The following month, Victor spoke to ET and the ESPY Awards -- where American Pharoah was nominated for Best Championship Performance -- and the 43-year-old jockey shared his joy over the hard-earned Triple Crown victory.
"It was an incredible feeling," Victor told ET. "It's so hard to win this race. It's been so many years, so many incredible horses there [have] been so close to winning and finally I was the lucky one!"
Maybe the superstar jockey will be able to pull out a miraculous win on DWTS! It will be interesting to see how someone of Victor's diminutive stature will coalesce with the tall, statuesque DTWS pros.