JOSÉ L. ORTIZ WINS IN 2020

Racetrack Date Race Type Purse Horse Video
BP 07/04/2020 8 Poker Stakes G3 $150,000 Social Paranoia
BP 07/04/2020 2 Allowance Optional Claiming $68,000 Tribhuvan (FR)
BP 07/03/2020 9 License Fee Stakes $80,000 I’llhandlethecash
BP 07/03/2020 7 Maiden Special Weight $53,000 Fractorzation
BP 07/03/2020 2 Claiming $47,000 Blue Atlas
BP 07/02/2020 7 Allowance Optional Claiming $70,000 Complexity
BP 07/02/2020 6 Allowance Optional Claiming $66,000 Creed
BP 07/02/2020 4 Waiver Claiming $34,000 Flashpackinbarbie
BP 07/02/2020 1 Maiden Special Weight $53,000 Sharp Starr
BP 06/27/2020 11 Maiden Claiming $39,000 Winning Factor
BP 06/25/2020 7 Allowance Optional Claiming $60,000 Fast Getaway
BP 06/21/2020 6 Maiden Claiming $49,000 Lovely Lucky
BP 06/21/2020 3 Allowance $66,000 Civil Union
BP 06/20/2020 6 Wonder Again Stakes G3 $150,000 Sweet Melania
BP 06/18/2020 10 Maiden Claiming $39,000 Abby Normal
BP 06/18/2020 9 Critical Eye Stakes $125,000 Ratakkowski
BP 06/18/2020 3 Maiden Special Weight $53,000 Make Mischief
BP 06/18/2020 2 Waiver Claiming $27,000 Invest
BP 06/14/2020 8 Allowance Optional Claiming $69,000 Honor Way
BP 06/13/2020 10 Starter Allowance $45,000 Bean Counter
BP 06/13/2020 6 Waiver Claiming $52,000 Kitten’s Cat
BP 06/13/2020 6 Waiver Claiming $52,000 Kitten’s Cat
BP 06/12/2020 7 Maiden Special Weight $53,000 Eloquent Speaker
BP 06/11/2020 4 Maiden Special Weight $64,000 Creed
BP 06/11/2020 2 Claiming $46,000 Stage Left
BP 06/06/2020 11 Maiden Special Weight $64,000 Lonesome Fugitive (IRE)
BP 06/06/2020 2 Claiming $40,000 Bourbon Currency
BP 06/03/2020 2 Starter Allowance $45,000 Smile Bryan
CD 05/29/2020 6 Allowance $81,000 Envoutante
CD 05/28/2020 2 Maiden Special Weight $79,000 Beautiful Memories
CD 05/24/2020 3 Claiming $38,000 Spanned
CD 05/23/2020 10 Matt Winn Stakes Gr 3 $150,000 Maxfield
CD 05/23/2020 7 Shawnee Stakes $100,000 Dunbar Road
CD 05/17/2020 10 Allowance $84,000 Chimney Rock
CD 05/16/2020 5 Maiden Special Weight $79,000 Oxide
GP 03/14/2020 8 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Extraordinary
GP 02/22/2020 1 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Ikeisgreat
GP 02/21/2020 7 Allowance Optional Claiming $44,000 Lovely Lulu
GP 02/21/2020 4 Maiden Claiming $29,000 Four of Swords
GP 02/20/2020 4 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Indian Counselor
GP 02/17/2020 10 Rail Splitter Stakes $60,000 Home Base
GP 02/16/2020 3 Claiming $38,000 Frenchmen Street
GP 02/15/2020 6 Claiming $25,000 Starship Apollo
GP 02/14/2020 9 Allowance $51,000 Sturgeon
GP 02/13/2020 10 Claiming $24,000 R Boy Bode
GP 02/13/2020 6 Claiming $24,000 Sister Gema
GP 02/12/2020 6 Allowance Optional Claiming $52,000 Lady Kate
GP 02/09/2020 4 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Back in Charge
GP 02/05/2020 8 Claiming $21,000 R Boy Evens
GP 02/05/2020 6 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Top Seed
GP 02/02/2020 3 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Fancy Liquor
GP 02/01/2020 2 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Edge of Fire
GP 01/26/2020 8 Starter Allowance $36,000 Honey Won’t
GP 01/25/2020 9 Inside Information Stakes Gr 2 $200,000 Pink Sands
GP 01/24/2020 9 Allowance Optional Claiming $44,000 Lemniscate
GP 01/24/2020 8 Allowance Optional Claiming $51,000 Min It To Win It
GP 01/20/2020 2 Maiden Claiming $29,000 My GPS
GP 01/18/2020 4 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Bee Catcher
GP 01/16/2020 4 Maiden Claiming $35,000 Causalistic
GP 01/15/2020 9 Allowance Optional Claiming $51,000 Lady Kate
GP 01/05/2020 3 Claiming $39,000 Battle of Blenheim
GP 01/05/2020 1 Maiden Claiming $22,000 R Boy Evens
GP 01/02/2020 5 Maiden Special Weight $50,000 Blameless
AQU 01/01/2020 7 Jerome Stakes $150,000 Independence Hall
JOSÉ L ORTIZ

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


Jose L. Ortiz was born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico on October 2, 1993. The son of Irad Ortiz and Vilma Morales Adorno. His grandfather, also named Irad Ortiz, was a jockey, as was the uncle, Ivan Ortiz. He and his older brother, Irad Ortiz Jr., became interested in the sport from a young age, encouraged by family friend Efraim "Pito" Rosa and mentored by Hall of Fame rider Angel Cordero Jr. Ortiz (Jose) attended Puerto Rico’s Escuela Vocacional Hípica, a school for prospective jockeys, then moved to the United States in 2012 to join Irad, who had already become a leading jockey.

When Ortiz followed suit by becoming one of the leading apprentice jockeys of 2012, the two brothers quickly attracted attention. "They're doing this in New York – the Mecca of racing – two riders fighting for the title," said Pito in early 2013. "I don't remember ever seeing two brothers do that. Jose (Ortiz) married former jockey Taylor Rice on December 20, 2016. The two had a daughter, Leilani, in June 2017, and the newest member of the family is Derek, who was born in November 2018.