Ticker
  • Blackjackcat (8-1) holds off Vyjack to win the Del Mar Mile.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Dak Attack (2-1) is an impressive winner of the Ellis Park Juvenile.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Channel Maker (8-5) wins the photo and survives multiple objections to win the Breeders' Stakes.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Kelly's Humor (11-1) rolls late to win Ellis Park Debutante.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Dream Dancing (6-1) nips Beau Recall in the Del Mar Oaks.Posted 1 day ago
  • Collected (3-1) holds off Arrogate in the TVG Pacific Classic.Posted 1 day ago
  • Hunt (3-1) scores his second graded stakes win of the meet, this time in the Del Mar Handicap.Posted 1 day ago
  • Elate (4-1) rolls home a big winner in the Alabama.Posted 1 day ago
  • Money'soncharlotte (5-2) holds off Martini Glass in the Lady Jacqueline.Posted 1 day ago
  • Proctor's Ledge (2-1) kicks home a winner in the Lake Placid.Posted 1 day ago

Ortiz, Jacobson Take Inner Track Titles

Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Photo: NYRA/Adam Coglianese

Aqueduct's 2013-14 inner track meet concluded on Monday with brothers Irad Ortiz, Jr. and Jose Ortiz 1-2 atop the jockey standings for the second straight year and trainer David Jcobson securing his second straight NYRA meet title.

 

Irad Ortiz comfortably beat his brother 83-63. Cornelio Velasquez was third with 55 wins. On March 1, Irad Ortiz won a pair of stakes when he took the Grade 2 Top Flight Handicap with Teen Pauline and partnered with Jacobson to win the Grade 3 Tom Fool Handicap with Strapping Groom. Earlier in the meet, Ortiz guided Teen Pauline to stakes wins in the Affectionately and Ladies Handicap. Ortiz also won the Grade 2 Jerome with Noble Moon, Evening Attire with Long River, and Stymie with Farhaan. Last year, Irad edged Jose 79-76 during the inner track meet.

 

Jacobson, who in 2013 set a NYRA record for wins in a single year and won the Aqueduct fall title, continued his strong run by winning 59 races, 13 more than runner-up Rudy Rodriguez. Linda Rice was third with 20 wins. In addition to winning the Tom Fool, Jacobson sent out Strapping Groom to a victory in the Gravesend Handicap with Junior Alvarado aboard. Jacobson was the dominant force in the older sprinter division, also taking the Grade 3 Toboggan with Candyman E and Hollie Hughes with Be Bullish. In addition, Jacobson was the third-leading owner with 14 wins.

 

Drawing Away Stable, who owns Strapping Groom and Be Bullish in partnership with Jacobson, was the leading owner with 30 wins. Michael Dubb was second with 22 wins.

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories