Champion Jockey Irad Ortiz Adds Another Five Winners To His Tally On Friday At Gulfstream

by | 02.21.2020 | 8:23pm
Irad Ortiz, Jr. rode five winners on Feb. 21 at Gulfstream

Two-time defending Eclipse Award winner Irad Ortiz continued his domination at Gulfstream Park Friday, riding five more winners to run his Championship Meet total to 97 victories.

Ortiz, the defending Championship Meet titlist, scored back-to-back victories aboard Red Sorrell ($6.80) in Race 1 and Frank First ($5.80) in Race 2 before winning back-to-back with Sabina Park ($8.80) and Shanghai Mistress ($7.20) in Races 5 and 6, respectively. He finished off his five-win day aboard Gea ($7) in Race 1.

Ortiz has built a 20-win lead in the standing on the strength of numerous multi-win days, including a six-win performance Feb. 9. Ortiz, who rode Mucho Gusto to a win in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) presented by Runhappy Jan. 25, easily tops the earnings standings with $5.1 million in purses-won.

Brother Jose Ortiz doubled aboard Four of Swords ($7) in Race 4 and Lovely Luvy ($12.40).

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