With more total earnings than any other North American jockey and landing in the top three by wins, Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week title for May 21 – 28, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. Jockey of the Week is sponsored by FoundationDetox.com, America’s #1 Equine Toxin Remover.
While several jockeys won two stakes races last week, only Ortiz won three; two at Belmont on Memorial Day weekend and one at Monmouth on Saturday.
With 10 wins, Ortiz was the third leading jockey by victories; he earned a 33% win rate and finished in the money on half of his mounts. Ortiz is 111 for 597 this year and has won 1,532 lifetime races.