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IRAD ORTIZ JR. - WINS

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JOSE L ORTIZ - WINS

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Irad Ortiz Jr.


2018 & 2019 Eclipse Award Winner

Irad Ortiz Jr. was born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico on August 11, 1992.

In 2019, Irad Ortiz Jr. not only became the first jockey to surpass the $30 million mark with $34,109,019 *record, he left the previous mark behind in a cloud of dust.


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José L. Ortiz


  1. ESPY Jockey Award Winner 2018 ESPY Award as Best Jockey

2017 Eclipse Award Winner

José L. Ortiz was born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico on October 2, 1993.

“We’ve always competed, trying to beat each other. It’s still fun. We’re still very close. We share the same corner in the jockey’s room in New York and when we get done racing, he usually stops by my house, just about every day.”


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THE ORTIZ FAMILY


The brothers spent their early years in Trujillo Alto, a suburb of San Juan, where their parents, Irad and Wilma, lived. Irad did not become a jockey (their uncle Ivan did), but he managed an off-track betting parlor where, Jose told me, “we would go with him on Saturdays and we could watch races all day.” At home on big race days, their father would turn on the TV, put the boys on the bed, and equip them with a helmet and a whip and a pillow for a saddle, and they would pretend that they were the jockeys. – The New Yorker

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