Irad Ortiz

Vino Rosso Pulls Clear Late In Injury-Marred Breeders’ Cup Classic; Mongolian Groom Euthanized

Mike Repole and Vincent Viola’s Vino Rosso came away triumphant in Saturday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., racing away from 5-2 favorite McKinzie in the stretch to win by 4 1/4 lengths on the wire. It was the fourth Breeders’ Cup victory this weekend for jockey Irad Ortiz, […]

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Bricks And Mortar Bolsters Horse Of The Year Credentials In Breeders’ Cup Turf

Seth Klarman and William Lawrence’s Bricks and Mortar turned in a performance that could secure him the Horse of the Year title in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Turf. Sent off as the even-money favorite in the field of 12 despite trying the 1 1/2-mile distance for the first time in his career, the 5-year-old son of […]

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Spun To Run Leads All The Way In Dirt Mile; Omaha Beach Second

Robert P. Donaldson’s Parx-based Spun To Run grabbed the lead at the start and never relinquished it on Saturday, winning the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at odds of 9-1. Fan-favorite Omaha Beach, the even-money choice in the race, rallied from well of the pace but couldn’t catch the winner, finishing second by 2 […]

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‘He’ll Be Back’: Dennis’ Moment Deemed Okay After Stumbling Start In Juvenile

While the gut punch of the outcome was still being felt among his connections, Dennis’ Moment was reported to be in good order after stumbling badly at the break en route to finishing last as the favorite in the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. The son of Tiznow went to his knees out of gate under […]

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Classic Notes: Santana To Ride Math Wizard, Owendale ‘Awesome’ In Final Breeze

Pennsylvania Derby (G1) winner Math Wizard breezed five furlongs at Gulfstream Park Saturday morning three days before he is scheduled to ship to Southern California for a start in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita Nov. 2. The Saffie Joseph-trained son of Algorithms covered the distance in 1:02.32 over a muddy […]

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Pletcher: Classic Contender Vino Rosso ‘Thriving’ At Belmont

With one week remaining until the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park from November 1 – 2, conditioner Todd Pletcher oversaw the final major preparations on Friday morning at the Belmont Park training track before the contingent travels west on Monday. Headed towards the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, 4-year-old Vino Rosso […]

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Irad Ortiz Jr. Suspended During Breeders’ Cup Week But Will Not Miss World Championships

Top rider Irad Ortiz Jr. has been suspended three days for a disqualification at Keeneland and will serve those days leading up to the Breeders’ Cup, reports the Daily Racing Form. However, Ortiz will be available to ride during the 36th running of the World Championships Nov. 1 and 2 at Santa Anita. Ortiz’s suspension came […]

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Math Wizard ‘On Time’ For Breeders’ Cup Classic; No Rider Yet Named

Math Wizard breezed a half-mile in 46.48 seconds Saturday at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a planned start in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita Nov. 2. Saturday’s workout with Edgard Zayas up was the second since the Saffie Joseph Jr.-trained 3-year-old colt’s 31-1 upset victory in the $1 million Pennsylvania […]

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Dennis’ Moment ‘Moves Like A Cadillac And Is Fast Like A Ferrari’

When Tammy Fox comes back from a morning workout on a racehorse, the ultimate sign of approval is the former jockey flashing two thumbs up as they come off the track. After Albaugh Family Stables’ 2-year-old colt Dennis’ Moment cruised five-eighths of a mile in 58 1/5 seconds Friday at Churchill Downs, Fox only flashed […]

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