Jose L. Ortiz

The 23-year old Jose Ortiz is the younger brother of Irad Ortiz Jr. He is most noted for his success at the Acqeduct track in New York alongside his brother. Ortiz also rode Samraat to wins at the Withers Stakes and Gotham in 2014 before placing 5th at that year’s Kentucky Derby. His 2015 trip down the derby trail would be aboard Upstart, and the pair would win Holy Bull Stakes before two second place finishes at the Fountain of Youth and the Florida Derby. Ortiz has continued to ride Upstart in to the 2016 season as well and is quickly making a name for himself as a young rider to keep tabs on.

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