Irad Ortiz Jr. Shifts Tack to Gulfstream Park For The Winter

January 3, 2018

Arcadia, CA – Santa Anita – Lady Eli with Irad Ortiz, Jr aboard wins the $1 Million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile for trainer Chad C. Brown and owner Sheep Pond Partners here today, Friday October 31, 2014 during the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. Photo by © Breeders’ Cup/Todd Buchanan 2014

Irad Ortiz Jr. is joining his brother Jose at Gulfstream Park for the winter. Irad originally planned to ride at Aqueduct but the cold weather and recent cancellations apparently caused a change of heart.

It makes sense to me for Irad to ride the winter at Gulfstream as I would think he has a better chance of landing a serious Kentucky Derby horse there as opposed to Aqueduct. It is a pretty solid bet Irad will pull a lot of business from the regular Florida riders and have a strong winter.

@jonathanstettin u should really do a 2 minute Past The Wire recorded segment for @Steve_Byk Monday Morning. Very grounded, excellent stuff

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