Irad Ortiz

Klaravich Pair Catch A Bid, New And Improved Top Thursday’s Riskaverse Stakes

Currently leading the Saratoga Race Course owner standings with 11 victories through the first six weeks of the meet, Klaravich Stables will look to bolster its edge by entering a pair of talented runners for meet-leading trainer Chad Brown in the $100,000 Riskaverse for 3-year-old fillies on Thursday on the inner turf. Catch a Bid, […]

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Tom’s D’Etat ‘Confirmed’ For Step Back Up In Class In Woodward

Returning to the workout tab on Saturday for his first breeze since winning the Alydar on August 2, G M B Racing’s multiple graded-stakes placed runner Tom’s d’Etat completed four furlongs in 50.24 seconds at the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga. The 6-year-old sired by Smart Strike picked up his first victory of the year […]

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‘Blossoming’ Tax, Distance-Bred Endorsed On Target For Travers

R. A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Hugh Lynch and Corms Racing Stable’s Tax breezed a half-mile in a bullet 47.33 seconds on Friday morning in preparation for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers, slated for Saturday, August 24 at Saratoga Race Course. The 1 1/4-mile Travers is the centerpiece of a card featuring […]

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‘Bright Future’: Half-Brother To Millionaire Disco Partner Wins Second Out

Patricia Generazio’s Fly Fly Away, a half-brother to multiple graded-stakes winner Disco Partner, graduated at second asking on Saturday at Saratoga. Sent to post as the mutuel favorite in the 5 1/2-furlong turf sprint, the Christophe Clement trainee settled in fourth position, just off the pace of Love Me Tomorrow and Shandian through a half-mile […]

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Cafe Americano Closes Big Day For Brown With Pucker Up Win

Peter Brant’s sophomore filly Cafe Americano closed out a dominant day for Chad Brown at Arlington Park with a win in the G3 Pucker Up Stakes, giving the trainer a sweep of the final four races on the card (including the three Grade 1’s, Beverly D., Secretariat, and Arlington Million). The daughter of Medaglia d’Oro […]

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Bricks And Mortar Delivers Arlington Million To Give Brown G1 Sweep

Stuck behind a wall of horses at the quarter pole, it looked as though Bricks and Mortar’s five-race win streak would come to an end in the 2019 Arlington Million. Ever-patient, jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. found a hole and sent the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway on through to make his bid for a third […]

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Bon Raison Goes Wide To Capture Tale Of The Cat

Empire State Thoroughbreds’ Bon Raison enjoyed a successful-if-eventful trip, breaking on top, pulling back to the rear of the field on the backside and overtaking 2-1 favorite He Hate Me in deep stretch to win the sixth running of the $100,000 Tale of the Cat on Friday at Saratoga Race Course. Bon Raison, under jockey […]

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Perfect Alibi Runs Down Frank’s Rockette In Adirondack

Tracey Farmer’s Perfect Alibi made a determined bid to win Saratoga’s G2 Adirondack in the stretch, running down 3-5 favorite Frank’s Rockette to score by a half-length on the wire. Sent off at 6-1, the 2-year-old daughter of Sky Mesa rebounded from her runner-up finsih in the Astoria Stakes for Sunday’s triumph. Ridden by Irad […]

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Breeders’ Cup Runner Up Uncle Benny Returns To Action In Wednesday’s Mahony

Following a nine-month hiatus, Grade 1-placed Uncle Benny will return to action in Wednesday’s $100,000 Mahony for 3-year-olds going 5 ½ furlongs over the Mellon turf course at Saratoga Race Course. Owned by Beach Haven Thoroughbreds, the bay son of Declaration of War won his first two career starts, breaking his maiden over the main […]

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Tax Runs To His Workouts, Defeats Tacitus In Jim Dandy

R. A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Hugh Lynch and Corms Racing Stable’s Tax had been touting himself in his morning workouts for the past month, including a recent 47.09-second half-mile as the bullet Saratoga work from 71 at the distance last Saturday. This weekend, the 3-year-old gelding delivered on that promise to win the […]

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