Jose Ortiz

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Preakness and Supporting Stakes Recap

2019-05-19T10:41:10-05:00May 18th, 2019|

  The weather cooperated and so did the Pimlico dirt and turf courses. The tracks played fair. The dirt was fast, but honest. While the facility appears dated, and even somewhat neglected, there is no denying the historic and electric atmosphere Pimlico and the Preakness produces. The first stake on [...]

Always Shopping Heads Black Eyed Susan

2019-05-13T06:55:38-05:00May 13th, 2019|

  Repole Stable's Always Shopping, who broke her maiden in stakes company, heads a field of nine probable starters in the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Grade 2) at Pimlico Race Track on May 17 in the test for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/8 miles. Always Shopping, trained by Todd Pletcher, [...]

Speed Holds: Pace Makes the Race

2019-05-11T09:17:39-05:00May 11th, 2019|

          In this week's column for AmWager I look at and talk about pace, and how it and the way speed flows has changed with the game. Speed Holds: Pace Makes the Race   We have all heard the saying:   “ Pace Makes the Race.” [...]

More Kentucky Derby Aftermath

2019-05-06T18:08:51-05:00May 6th, 2019|

    The aftermath of the 145th Kentucky Derby mirrors the quote "and the hits just keep on coming." The discussions on social media, radio shows, and even on the news, shows people including industry insiders and experienced horsemen, as well as bettors and fans as divided over the disqualification [...]

Oaks Day Stakes Recap

2019-05-04T01:30:25-05:00May 3rd, 2019|

  Serengeti Empress gets home first in the Kentucky Oaks under Jose Ortiz     Your 2019 Kentucky Oaks winner               In a Kentucky Oaks (Grade 1) that looked on paper to be loaded with speed and begging for a [...]

Kaitlin Free’s Kentucky Oaks Rundown

2019-05-04T16:12:22-05:00May 2nd, 2019|

      Kaitlin Free   Past The Wire’s Kaitlin Free has done an annual preview of the Kentucky Oaks contenders for several years running. This year’s edition will feature each filly with their chances to run well and reasons they may come up short. Contenders will be [...]

Kentucky Derby 2019 Analysis

2019-05-01T19:53:09-05:00May 1st, 2019|

    Get an edge in this year’s Kentucky Derby and the all stakes Pick 4. Join Past the Wire’s Kentucky Derby webinar. We will have analysis, selections, strategies, a question and answer session and more. Live and interactive or available on replay… Join or Learn more here…….       The [...]

Jockey Shuffling

2019-04-16T11:24:21-05:00April 16th, 2019|

The major jockey decision in this year's Kentucky Derby is that of Mike Smith and whether he rides Roadster for Bob Baffert, or Omaha Beach for Richard Mandella. Mike has long standing strong ties with both barns however one would think at this point in Mike's story book career he [...]

Omaha Beach takes Arkansas Derby

2019-04-14T05:21:22-05:00April 14th, 2019|

   Mike Smith and Omaha Beach held off a late challenge from Improbable to take the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on Saturday at Oaklawn Park. One Flew South, at odds of 61/1, took early control through a 1/4 mile of 23.03, but Omaha Beach and Smith inherited the [...]