Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. wins 5 races at Saratoga
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Irad Ortiz Jr. rode five winners from seven mounts at Saratoga on Wednesday.
His victories came with Team Win in the first, Kid Is Frosty in the $150,000 Statue...
Tax Wins wins Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Say this about Tax — he's a lot better than he showed in the Kentucky Derby.
Tax took the lead at the top of the stretch and held off a late charge by favored...
Tacitus finishes second in Belmont Stakes
NEW YORK (AP) — Tacitus was well-rested for a run on his home track. It just didn't work out.
The favored Tacitus finished second to Sir Winston in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. The...
NEW YORK (AP) — Winning the Preakness wasn't enough to make War of Will the Belmont Stakes favorite.
In fact, being the only colt to run in all three Triple Crown races really didn't earn...
Tacitus wins Wood Memorial
NEW YORK (AP) — Tacitus has won the $750,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, earning 100 qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby.
Ridden by Jose Ortiz, Tacitus ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:51.23 on...
Plus Que Parfait wins UAE Derby; is Kentucky Derby next?
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Plus Que Parfait went to the lead in the stretch and won the $2.5 million UAE Derby on Saturday.
The win was worth 100 Kentucky Derby standings points for...
Chad Brown, on home track, has 2 favorites for Travers
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Chad Brown's roots run deep at the Travers Stakes.
"It's the biggest race for me. It's my home track," said Brown, a trainer who grew up in nearby Mechanicville, New York. "It's very special to me. Going to Saratoga as a kid, and going to many Travers growing up, it would mean ... a lot to me personally to be able to win this race."
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Good Magic, the 1-2 favorite, rolled to a three-length victory in the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park.
The colt, ridden by Jose Ortiz and trained by Chad Brown, took command on the final turn and opened a clear lead on the way to the third win in an eight-race career.
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Good Magic, the Kentucky Derby runner-up who was fourth in the Preakness, has been made the favorite for the $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park.
A field of seven was entered Thursday for the 1 1/8-mile race Sunday.
Good Magic, who drew the No. 6 post position with jockey Jose Ortiz, was made the 6-5 favorite.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Dueling in the fog in front of 134,487 fans straining to see the action, Good Magic gamely jumped to the lead in the Preakness and held the rail.
Every time Kentucky Derby winner Justify got close, Good Magic withstood the challenge. After one horse nosed in front, the other gave no ground.
"It was like they had their own private match race," Justify trainer Bob Baffert said.
Saratoga season ends with record-breaking total handle
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The Saratoga thoroughbred racing season has ended with a record-breaking amount wagered over the 40-day meet at the historic upstate New York track.
The New York Racing Association says Saratoga Race Course set a record for all-sources wagering with a total handle of more than $676.7 million. That's 4.4 percent higher than the previous record, set in 2015.
NYRA says the on-track handle from all sources was $157 million, a 3.4 percent increase over last season.
Fresh millionaire: Paulassilverlining wins Garland of Roses
NEW YORK (AP) — Paulassilverlining became racing's newest millionaire with a 2¼-length victory Saturday in the $125,000 Garland of Roses Stakes for fillies and mares at Aqueduct.
Her fourth stakes win this season pushed her career bankroll to $1,008,950. The 4-year-old trained by Michelle Nevin improved to 8 for 18 overall.
"I'm very proud of her," Nevin said. "How could you not be? She's been a star from the get go."
Jockey Jose Ortiz wins a pair of $125,000 stakes at Aqueduct
NEW YORK (AP) — Jockey Jose Ortiz won a pair of $125,000 stakes on Friday at Aqueduct.
Ortiz guided Loki's Vengeance to a 7 1/4-length victory over Becker's Galaxy in the New York Stallion Stakes.
The 5-year-old trained by Mike Hushion set the pace in the commanding win, his seventh in 22 starts. He paid $8.90 to win.
Saratoga racing season ends with 1 million-plus attendance
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — More than 1 million people passed through the turnstiles at Saratoga Race Course during the historic track's 148th season of thoroughbred racing.
The 40-day meet at the Spa wrapped up Monday. The New York Racing Association says total attendance for the season topped 1.1 million, an increase of more than 5 percent over 2015.
Winning trainer Eric Guillot had to run on the track to catch his horse.
Winning jockey Jose Ortiz had to walk back to the winner's circle.
It was a fittingly bizarre ending to a shocking Jim Dandy at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday afternoon.
Laoban, a 27-1 long shot winless in his previous seven starts, led wire to wire for a resounding maiden victory in the Grade II, $600,000 Jim Dandy before a paid attendance of 38,376 at the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Miss Freeze launched her career with a 6 1/4-length victory Sunday in the $125,000 Lynbrook Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, the closing day feature at Belmont Park.
Miss Freeze was the unknown factor, the only runner in the New York bred race who had not made a start.
The future looks bright as she romped to an 8-1 upset with Jose Ortiz, the meet's leading rider, in the saddle.
The filly trained by David Cannizzo ran the six furlongs in...