11/06/2001 12:00AM

Espinoza, Prado invited to Japan


Victor Espinoza and Edgar Prado have been selected by the Japan Racing Association to represent the United States in the World Super Jockeys Championships at Hanshin Racecourse on Dec. 1-2.

The two American riders will compete as individuals in two races on each of the two days against seven other visiting foreign riders and six Japanese riders. The other non-Japanese are defending champion Olivier Peslier from France, Kieren Fallon from Britain, Michael Kinane from Ireland, Brett Prebble from Australia, New Zealand's Michael Walker, and Hong Kong-based Doug Whyte.

The Japanese jockeys are Masayoshi Ebina, Shingi Fujita, Mikio Matsunaga, Yoshitoma Shibata, Katsuya Samegima, and Hirofumi Shii.