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Irad Ortiz Jr. Pads Aqueduct Lead With Five-Win Day On Holiday Card

Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr., leading rider at the Big A fall meet, rode five winners from seven mounts on Monday’s Veterans Day card, including a sweep of the Late Pick 3 at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, N.Y. Ortiz, Jr., who was recently named the winner of the 17th Bill Shoemaker Award, given annually to […]

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Irad Ortiz, Jr. Wins Bill Shoemaker Award Second Straight Year For Breeders’ Cup Wins

Irad Ortiz Jr. won the 17th Annual Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships hosted by Santa Anita Park. The Shoemaker Award goes to the jockey who won the most races in the 14 World Championships races and Ortiz, the Shoemaker Award winner last year at […]

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Irad Ortiz Brings Home Bill Shoemaker Award For Pair Of Breeders’ Cup Victories

Irad Ortiz Jr., who won two races and finished in the top four in five other races from 13 mounts, won the 16th Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the World Championships hosted by Churchill Downs. The Shoemaker Award is based on a 10-4-2-1 scoring system on first- through fourth-place finishes […]

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After Breeders’ Cup Friday Card, Rosario Atop Shoemaker Award Points List

Joel Rosario, who rode two winners on Friday’s Breeders’ Cup card that included of five Championship races, leads in the race for the Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs. The Shoemaker Award is based on a 10-4-2-1 scoring system on first- through fourth-place […]

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Three Wins, Three Seconds Carry Smith To Third Shoemaker Award

Mike Smith, who won three races and finished second in three others won the 14th Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park. The Shoemaker Award is based on a 10-5-3-1 scoring system on first- through fourth-place finishes in each of the 13 Breeders’ […]

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John Velazquez Captures Third Shoemaker Award

Propelled by five top-three finishes, including a victory in the $3 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf on Flaxman Holding’s Main Sequence, two-time Eclipse champion jockey John Velazquez won his third Bill Shoemaker Award as the most outstanding jockey of the 31th edition of the event, held at Santa Anita Park, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. […]

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Napravnik, Dettori Lead Shoemaker Award Standings After BC Friday

The Breeders’ Cup will honor the most outstanding jockey of the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships with the Bill Shoemaker Award based on competition in the 13 Breeders’ Cup races, October 31-November 1 at Santa Anita Park. So far in the competition Rosie Napravnik leads Frankie Dettori by two points – 15-13 – after her […]

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Mike Smith Will Defend Shoemaker Title at Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup will honor the most outstanding jockey of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships with the Bill Shoemaker Award based on competition in the 13 Breeders’ Cup races, October 31-November 1 at Santa Anita Park. Hall of Fame Jockey Mike Smith is the two-time defending champion of the award. Smith has 10 mounts in […]

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Jockey Smith Wins Second Consecutive Bill Shoemaker Award

Propelled by three wins over the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Mike Smith won his second consecutive Bill Shoemaker Award as the most outstanding jockey of the 30th edition of the event, held at Santa Anita Park, Nov. 1-2. Smith scored back-to-back victories in the Breeders’ Cup Marathon on London Bridge and Outstrip (GB) in […]

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