Irad Ortiz

Heart To Heart In Front All The Way In Bernard Baruch

Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart took the field from gate-to-wire in Monday’s Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga, crossing the wire 1 1/4 lengths ahead of Forge and Delta Prince. The 6-year-old son of English Channel was taken to the lead by Irad Ortiz, Jr., who set well-timed fractions to have plenty of horse […]

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Lady Eli Sigue Su Rumbo A La Breeders’ Cup Con Sólido Triunfo En El Ballston Spa Stakes

La valiente Lady Eli logró dos cosas el pasado sábado 26 en Saratoga: por una parte, tener una carrera más de entrenamiento con miras a la Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1); y por la otra, reivindicarse de lo que fue la primera derrota de su extraordinaria campaña. La hija de Divine Park obtuvo […]

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Lady Eli Makes Ballston Spa Her Third Win In A Row

Sheep Pond Partners’ Lady Eli has now won her last three races in a row, two years after winning her battle against laminitis. On Saturday, the 5-year-old daughter of Divine Park captured the G2 Ballston Spa at Saratoga by 1 1/2 lengths, beating Dickinson to the wire in a final time of 1:39.70 for 1 […]

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Lady Eli Se Despide De Saratoga Ante Cinco Rivales En El Ballston Spa

En una decisión de último momento, el entrenador Chad Brown decidió inscribir a la espectacular Lady Eli en el Ballston Spa S. (G2, $400,000) de este sábado 26 en Saratoga. De las seis yeguas que tomarán parte en la carrera de 1700 metros, tres pertenecen a su establo. Lady Eli reapareció precisamente en la edición […]

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Irad Ortiz Leads Nation By Earnings, Wins To Net Jockey Of The Week Title

A pair of graded stakes victories and top rankings by earnings and wins was more than enough to secure Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week Honors for Irad Ortiz, Jr. for the week ending August 13, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ […]

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Dacita Gives Brown Third Consecutive Beverly D. Triumph

Chilean-bred Dacita and jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. teamed up to win Saturday’s $600,000 Beverly D. Stakes on Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park, giving trainer Chad Brown his third consecutive victory and fourth overall in the Grade 1 Win and You’re In Breeders’ Cup challenge race for the Filly & Mare Turf division. Argentine-bred Dona Bruja […]

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World Record-Holder Disco Partner Stretches Out For Forbidden Apple Victory

Making his first start since setting a world record in the Grade 3 Jaipur and stretching out to a mile for the first time in his career, Patricia Generazio’s Disco Partner picked up his third consecutive win of the year capturing the $150,000 Forbidden Apple on Saturday at Belmont Park. Breaking alertly from post 9 […]

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Belmont Jockeys Bring Cheer To Children At Ronald McDonald House Of Long Island

Smiles and laughter filled the halls of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Thursday when five of the New York Racing Association’s best jockeys made their annual visit. The trip was in support of the RMHC, which supports families caring for children with serious illness. The visit continued a tradition that is more than 20 […]

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Castellano Again Tops Penn Gaming Racing Challenge; Ortiz Brothers Second And Third

Despite not finding the winner’s circle in any of the four unrestricted stakes on Saturday’s Penn Mile program at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse, jockey Javier Castellano assumed his standard position atop the rider standings for the Penn Gaming Racing Challenge.  The soon-to-be Hall of Famer is the only rider to top the final […]

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