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Graded Stakes Triple Nets Irad Ortiz Jockey Of The Week Title

With more stakes wins than any other jockey, Irad Ortiz, Jr. was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for September 9-16, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. […]

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Fire Key Looks To Unlock Victory In Smart N Fancy Stakes At Saratoga

Backwards Stable’s Fire Key will look to capture her second stakes win of the year in New York, headlining a field of nine in the $100,000 Smart N Fancy Stakes going 5 1/2 furlongs on the Mellon turf Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. A New York-bred 6-year-old daughter of Friesan Fire, Fire Key joined the […]

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Irad Ortiz Jr. Bags Five Winners On Saratoga Card

Irad Ortiz, Jr. notched the first five-win day by any jockey during the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course, going 5-for-7 on his mounts on Wednesday. Ortiz, Jr. started the day in fifth in the jockey standings but quickly moved up, riding Team Win (No. 5, $9.10 on a $2 win wager) in the opening […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Curlin Climbs To The Top

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes rightfully dominate headlines every May, but the sons and daughters of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms’ Curlin put in quality work during the month, not only rocketing their sire to the top of his division in the American Graded Stakes Standings but giving him a comfortable lead. Curlin had five […]

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Bourbon War Breezes; Will Add Blinkers For Preakness

On a crisp Thursday morning under mostly cloudy skies at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Bourbon War put together his final preparations for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Preakness on May 18 at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md. Owned by Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable, the 3-year-old son of Tapit breezed over a fast main track […]

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Ms Headley Is First Winner For Ocala Stud’s The Big Beast

Ms Headley, a 2-year-old filly by Ocala Stud stallion The Big Beast, won on debut at Churchill Downs on Wednesday, becoming her sire’s first winner and initial starter. Owned by Christina Jelm and Mike Puhich, Ms Headley broke in good order under Irad Ortiz Jr., and tracked the early pace set by Biddy Duke. She […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Castellano’s Big Keeneland Meet Takes Him To The Top

It never hurts to get hot in April. Going strong in the fourth month on the calendar means gaining momentum going into Triple Crown season and winning some of the most notable races of the year. Chances are, it also means doing well at Keeneland’s prestigious spring meet. For jockey Javier Castellano, it meant all […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Brown, Ortiz Surge Ahead

The defending Eclipse Award winners for champion trainer and jockey took big steps in defending those titles in the month of March, vaulting themselves to the top of their respective divisions by North American graded stakes wins. Chad Brown bagged five graded wins last month to take a firm command of the trainer standings, while […]

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TVG Launches Sponsorship Deal With Jockeys Irad, Jose Ortiz

TVG, America’s Horse Racing Network, has entered sponsorship agreements with the Ortiz Brothers, jockeys Irad and Jose Ortiz, the network announced today. The integrated sponsorship will include the two riders wearing TVG’s logo on their riding pants and other TVG-branded apparel, their likeness in TVG advertisements and promotions, special appearances, and exclusive content from the Ortiz Brothers […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Tapit Takes Command

Following a relatively even-spread January, February’s graded stakes calendar saw assertive performances by the leaders of several divisions to gain separation against their peers, including a surge to the top of the sire standings by Gainesway’s cornerstone resident Tapit. Tapit doubled both his graded stakes winners and wins in February from two to four, vaulting […]

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