Irad Ortiz Jr. Caps Off Big Day At Colonial Downs With Virginia Derby Victory Aboard Capensis – Horse Racing News

by David Zenner/Colonial Downs|09.06.2022|9:34pm Capensis winning the New Kent County Virginia Derby With a powerful surge inside the final furlong, 3-2 favored Capensis passed California Frolic and Limited Liability to score a two-length victory under jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. in Tuesday’s Grade 3 $300,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby forContinue Reading

Careless Riding: Irad Ortiz, Jr., Joel Rosario Receive Three-Day Suspensions – Horse Racing News

by Paulick Report Staff|08.24.2022|5:11pm Irad Ortiz Jr. Jockeys Irad Ortiz, Jr. and Joel Rosario have each been handed a three-day suspension for careless riding at Saratoga, reports¬†bloodhorse.com. Both waived their right to appeal. Rosario’s penalty deals with the third race on Aug. 18, in which he piloted Sassy Melissa toContinue Reading

Golden Pal Drama: ‘Irad Was Looking Back’ When Gates Opened In King’s Stand – Horse Racing News

by Paulick Report Staff|06.14.2022|5:32pm Golden Pal winning the Shakertown under Irad Ortiz Jr. Dual Breeders’ Cup winner Golden Pal appeared to miss the break in Tuesday’s Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, then rushed up prematurely only to fade badly in the stretch. According to¬†racingpost.com, the colt’s pilotContinue Reading