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Travers-Bound Gronkowski Pleases Brown With ‘Strong Work’ On Sunday

Grade 1 Belmont Stakes runner-up Gronkowski breezed five furlongs in 1:01.44 on the Saratoga main track Sunday morning, completing his fourth work at Saratoga leading up to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 25. Trained by Chad Brown, Gronkowski worked five furlongs for a third straight week, going over a track listed as good. Jose Ortiz, who […]

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Updated: Oscar Performance Headed To Rood & Riddle For Evaluation

The wagering favorite in Saturday’s Arlington Million, Oscar Performance was pulled up sharply in mid-stretch by jockey Jose Ortiz. The 4-year-old colt walked on to the horse ambulance under his own power, and was vanned off the course back to his stable. The on-track veterinarian saw no immediate signs of distress. According to drf.com, Ortiz told […]

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Pletcher, Asmussen Send Out Talented Juveniles In Sunday’s Saratoga Special

Trainer Todd Pletcher will send a pair of debut winners into their first career stakes start as Meade and Spinoff comprise one-third of a six-horse field of juveniles in the Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special presented by Miller Lite on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. Listed as Race 8 on a 10-race card with an […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Working For My Big Brother And My Little Brother’

Saturday, July 29, at Monmouth Park, jockey agent Jimmy Riccio “won” the day with his riders Joe Bravo and Jose Ortiz sweeping all six stakes races on the card, including the $1 million Haskell Invitational with Good Magic. “We just were on the right horses that day,” said Riccio, 40. “It looked like a good […]

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Troy Stakes Winner Sandy’z Slew Diagnosed With Suspensory Injury

Vanned off after his victory in Sunday’s Grade 3 Troy Stakes at Saratoga, Sandy’z Slew has been diagnosed with an injury to his suspensory ligament, according to drf.com. Trainer Jeremiah Englehart said that the 8-year-old gelding was resting comfortably on Monday, fitted with a gel cast to keep inflammation down. The ligament will be scanned on […]

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Sandy’z Slew Takes Troy In Gate-To-Wire Fashion

The strong weekend for New York-breds at Saratoga continued on Sunday when James Riccio’s Sandy’z Slew won the Grade 3 Troy Handicap. Leading the field from gate-to-wire, the 8-year-old gelding by Limehouse held off a late run from Blind Ambition to win by about three parts of a length. Ridden by Jose Ortiz and trained […]

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Separationofpowers Runs Down Mia Mischief In Longines Test

Klaravich Stables’ Separationofpowers was all heart to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Test Stakes at Saratoga, gutting out a neck’s victory over Mia Mischief at the wire. The 3-year-old daughter of Candy Ride, ridden by Jose Ortiz for trainer Chad Brown, covered seven furlongs over the fast main track in 1:22.78. She was sent off as […]

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Separationofpowers Looks To Ace Grade 1 Test

Klaravich Stables’ Separationofpowers looks to return to the impressive form she displayed as a juvenile Saturday in the Grade 1 Longines Test for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga. One of five stakes on a packed card that is highlighted by the G1 Whitney, the Test will be shown nationally on NBCSN. The network will air live coverage […]

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Four Stakes Wins Net Jose Ortiz Jockey Of The Week Title

With four stakes wins at Monmouth on Saturday, Jose Ortiz took top honors as the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for July 23 – 29, 2018. 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 […]

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MATCH Series: Imprimis Takes Wolf Hill, But Oaks Bluffs Maintains Divisional Lead

Breeze Easy’s Imprimis rebounded from a troubled trip in a Canadian grade I stakes in his previous start to win the $75,000 Wolf Hill Stakes, fourth of five races in the MATCH Series 3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Turf Division, at Monmouth Park July 29. It was the 4-year-old gelding’s second win in two MATCH starts, which […]

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