Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. Won seven games in a row at Gulfstream
meadowDing racer Irad Ortiz, Jr. equaled the record for most wins by a jockey on a card at Gulfstream Park on Friday after riding the winners of seven consecutive races in a nine-race program.
Ortiz shares the Gulfstream record with four other equestrian athletes: Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey (March 11, 1996), Tyler Gaffalione (July 4, 177), Luis Saez (January 24, 18; March 29). /18) and Paco López (March 21, 20).
Ortiz became the only jockey in Gulfstream history to win seven races in a row.
“It feels great. Everything went so well today. Everything came out perfect. It’s one of those days where everything goes your way, so enjoy it. ,” Ortiz said. at those day.”
The 30-year-old jockey, who was recently awarded the Eclipse Award for the 2022 race season, edged out the Race 2-8 on a nine-race card.
“This is the first time I’ve won seven races in one day,” Ortiz said. So I feel great.
The three-time Champion Meet title at Gulfstream guided Dignified ($7.20) to a Race 2 win to start his streak before scoring aboard the Little Jewel ($4.20), the leader. Lakota ($5.60), Riveting Spirit ($7), Tape to Tape ($4.20) ), Rhymes Like Dimes ($4.40) and Six Minus ($7.40) in Races 3-8, respectively.
Ortiz, who finished fifth in the preferred boat for Maclin in Race 1, finished seventh in the Turn On the Charm in Race 9.
Ortiz leads the Championship Meet rankings with 44 winners, 10 more than defending champion Luis Saez.
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