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Irad Ortiz, Jr. Repeats As 2019 Turf Jockey Of The Year

2018 Turf Jockey of the Year Irad Ortiz, Jr. has defended his title to earn Turf Jockey of the Year for 2019, sponsored by Duralock. The award is voted on by a panel of industry experts who select a Jockey of the Week for JockeyTalk360.com based on weekly riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ […]

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Kukulkan Delivers Popular Victory In Copa Confraternidad

Cuadra San Jorge’s Kukulkan was a popular and powerful winner in his return to Gulfstream Park, getting a well-timed ride from Irad Ortiz Jr. and dominating his four rivals with a six-length victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Copa Confraternidad del Caribe. The 1 ¼-mile Copa Confraternidad was the first of four supporting stakes on a Clasico […]

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Chad Brown, Irad Ortiz Top Fall Meet Titles At Aqueduct

Chad Brown led all trainers with 17 victories and jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. earned another riding title with 29 wins as the 25-day fall meet at Aqueduct Racetrack concluded following Sunday’s live race card. Drawing Away Stable notched two wins on Closing Day, tying Klaravich Stables with nine wins apiece to share the top spot […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: The Races To Fill Out The Podium

Following the rush of graded stakes races that occurred during and around the Breeders’ Cup in early November, the racing calendar eased off the gas pedal in the latter part of the month, and the very top of the American Graded Stakes Standings went practically unchanged. Without much activity at the very top of the […]

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Irad Ortiz Riding High Heading Into Gulfstream Championship Meet

Irad Ortiz Jr. both started and ended a career year at Gulfstream Park in 2018, one where he was recognized with his first Eclipse Award as North America’s leading rider. As Gulfstream prepares to open its 2019-2020 Championship Meet, the nation’s premier winter Thoroughbred meet which begins its 89-day stand Friday, Ortiz is poised to […]

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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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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Not All Are Lonely At The Top After Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup weekend has a way of swinging the American Graded Stakes Standings in one of two directions: It either throws the rankings into chaos after the right connections get hot over a pair of graded stakes-filled cards, or it confirms the leaders that were in place when the weekend began. With the 2019 […]

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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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Five-Way Tie At The Top In Race For Breeders’ Cup Shoemaker Award

The race for the Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park, will come down to a Saturday scramble. The Shoemaker Award goes to the jockey who rides the most winners in the 14 Breeders’ Cup World Championship races. Should there be a tie […]

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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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