Keyword: Jose Ortiz

  • Engage wins the Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park

    Engage Overwhelms Foes in Futurity Stakes

    The step up into graded stakes company proved an easy transition for Woodford Racing's Engage, as the son of Into Mischief busted through an outside seam en route to a 3 1/2-length victory in the Oct. 14 $150,000 Futurity Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park.

  • Rubilinda wins the Pebbles Stakes at Belmont Park

    Rubilinda Holds Off Party Boat in Pebbles Stakes

    After a wide, sweeping move coming into the Belmont Park stretch, Don Alberto Stable homebred Rubilinda still had enough left to hold off late surges from Party Boat and Thais to win the $200,000 Pebbles Stakes Oct. 14. 

  • Todd Pletcher

    Pletcher, Ortiz, Dubb take Saratoga Titles

    The Saratoga meet titles for 2017 go down the to the wire. Todd Pletcher takes his 13th trainer's title with 40 wins, which ties Chad Brown's mark set last year. Jose Ortiz wins second straight title at the Spa.

  • By the Moon holds off Highway Star to win the Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    No Denying By the Moon in This Year's Ballerina

    Jay Em Ess Stable's By the Moon set a slow opening fraction then held off all challenges in the stretch to post a narrow victory in the $500,000 Ketel One Ballerina Stakes (G1) Aug. 26 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Ascend takes the grade 1 Manhattan Stakes June 10 at Belmont

    Ascend, Bigger Picture to Clash in Bowling Green

    In his graded stakes debut, Ascend reached racing's heights. Now the 5-year-old son of Candy Ride will try for consistency at the graded level when he faces six other older horses in the Bowling Green Stakes (G2T) July 29 at Saratoga.

  • Oscar Performance wins the 2017 Pennine Ridge Stakes

    Oscar Performance Wires Pennine Ridge

    After finishing off the board in his two other tries this year, Amerman Racing's homebred Oscar Performance won the Pennine Ridge Stakes (G3T) June 3 at Belmont Park.

  • Celestine wins the 2017 Honey Fox Stakes

    Celestine All Class in Honey Fox

    Moyglare Stud Farm's Celestine, the heavy 3-10 favorite, easily took the Honey Fox Stakes (G2T). The grade 1-winning daughter of Scat Daddy earned her first graded stakes win in last year's Honey Fox.

  • Trainer Mark Casse leads Classic Empire to the winners' circle, after winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile

    2016 Eclipse Awards Finalists

    2016 Eclipse Awards finalists in 17 Equine and Human categories announced on January 5, 2017. Winners will be announced at the 46th annual Eclipse Awards on January 21 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Jose Ortiz is one of six new members of the Jockeys' Guild Senate

    Jockeys' Guild Names New Senate Members

    The Jockeys' Guild announced Nov. 30 that 27 members have been elected to the organization's senate, including six new members, Jose Ortiz, Joe Rocco Jr., William Antongeorgi, Eddie Garcia, Esgar Ramirez, and Ricky Ramirez.

  • Bigger Picture wins the 2016 Red Smith

    Bigger Picture Makes the Grade in Red Smith

    Bigger Picture picked up his first graded victory and held off accomplished rivals to get the job done Nov. 12 at Aqueduct Racetrack, winning the $200,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIIT) over Danish Dynaformer and Wake Forest.

  •  Fair Point wins the Senator Ken Maddy Stakes

    Fair Point Makes the Grade in Maddy

    Only a neck back from her first graded score in the Oct. 14 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland, Stuart S. Janney III's Fair Point left no doubt Nov. 5 in the $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy (gr. IIIT).

  • On Leave wins Sands Point Stakes Sept. 17 at Belmont Park.

    On Leave Gate to Wire in Sands Point

    Stuart Janney III's homebred On Leave dominated in a gate-to-wire romp in the $500,000 Sands Point Stakes (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old turf fillies in her graded stakes debut Sept. 17 at Belmont Park.

  • Champion Songbird won a pair of grade I stakes at Saratoga meet.

    NYRA Reports Steady Saratoga Meet Numbers

    The New York Racing Association concluded its 2016 season at Saratoga Race Course with all-sources handle of $647,322,503, virtually even with last year's record wagering that had shattered the previous high water mark by more than 10%.

  • Jose Ortiz celebrating his 1000th win

    Ortiz Lands 1,000th Win in John Morrissey

    New York-based jockey Jose Ortiz secured the 1,000th victory of his career when he guided Moonlight Song to a three-quarter-length victory in the $100,000 John Morrissey Stakes July 28 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Chad Brown

    Jose Ortiz, Chad Brown Win Titles at Belmont

    Belmont Park's spring/summer meet wrapped up July 17, with jockey Jose Ortiz winning his third straight individual title on the New York Racing Association circuit and trainer Chad Brown earning his first at the 54-day meet.

  • By the Moon comes home strong to take the Bed o' Roses Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-vWLSZkk">Order This Photo</a>

    By the Moon Edges Wavell Avenue at Belmont

    Under a patient ride by Jose Ortiz, grade I winner By the Moon found room in the two path in early stretch and muscled through rivals on her way to a clear victory in the $150,000 Bed o' Roses Handicap (gr. III) June 25 at Belmont Park.

  • Rudy Rodriguez

    Ortiz, Rodriguez Take Aqueduct Spring Titles

    Jockey Jose Ortiz and trainer Rudy Rodriguez wrapped up Aqueduct Racetrack's 19-day spring season April 24 with their second and third straight meet titles, respectively, while Midwest Thoroughbreds was the leading owner.

  • Carrumba is lead by Ogden Phipps II following his victory in the Top Flight.

    Carrumba Outduels Mei Ling in Top Flight

    Phipps Stable's homebred Carrumba, a tough-luck second-place finisher in the Comely (gr. III) last time out, broke through for her first stakes win April 10 in the Top Flight Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Unified splashes to victory in the Bay Shore Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-vc76ctf">Order This Photo</a>

    Unified Makes Grade in Bay Shore

    Centennial Farms' Unified went from debut winner to grade III winner in the $300,000 Bay Shore Stakes for 3-year-olds April 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Effinex, winning the Clark Handicap.

    Effinex Named 2015 NY-Bred Horse of Year

    Effinex, a grade I winner and $2.2 million earner, was named New York's 2015 Horse of the Year at the New York Thoroughbred Breeders annual banquet April 4 at the Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs.

  • James Riccio, Jr

    Riccio and Ortiz Enjoy Success Like Family

    It's too soon to know if Jose Ortiz will have a Derby ride this year, but he did pilot the promising Matt King Coal to an allowance win March 6. The son of Cool Coal Man is under consideration for the Wood Memorial (gr. I).

  • Governor Malibu pulls away late to win the Gander Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-k6q6sKn">Order This Photo</a>

    Governor Malibu Takes Gander at Aqueduct

    After battling to pass Sudden Surprise throughout the stretch, Governor Malibu found one more gear near the sixteenth pole and surged past that rival to win the Gander Stakes by about 2 1/2 lengths Feb. 6 at Aqueduct.

  • Flora Dora is scheduled to begin her 3-year-old campaign in the Busanda Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-2TPLxsW">Order This Photo</a>

    Flora Dora Opens Season in Busanda Stakes

    After earning a stakes win and grade III placing last season, Flora Dora is scheduled to begin her 3-year-old campaign on Saturday, Jan. 23 in the $100,000 Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Big World rolls to victory in the Tempted Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-H7nrBMB">Order This Photo</a>

    Big World Takes Tempted for 'Carlos'

    Big World easily made the lead and kept it Nov. 4 in the $200,000 Tempted Stakes (gr. III) on opening day at Aqueduct Race Track, securing her first graded win and becoming the first stakes winner for her sire.