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

Agent Switch: Steve Rushing Will Now Represent Both Ortiz Brothers – Horse Racing News

by Paulick Report Staff|08.02.2022|5:26pm Jose Ortiz Jockey Jose Ortiz’s longstanding relationship with agent Jimmy Riccio, Jr. has come to an end, reports bloodhorse.com. Ortiz will be represented by Steve Rushing, who also represents his brother, Irad Ortiz, Jr., beginning with the Aug. 17 card at Saratoga. “I’ve been thinking aboutContinue Reading

Donegal Racing To Give Season To Belmont Stakes Winner Mo Donegal To Ortiz – Horse Racing News

by Paulick Report Staff|06.14.2022|6:35pm Todd Pletcher-trained stablemates Mo Donegal and Nest, respective winner and runner-up in the Belmont Stakes As a well-bred winner of the Belmont Stakes, Mo Donegal will likely command a solid fee when he debuts at stud. Thoroughbred Daily News reports that jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., whoContinue Reading