Jose Ortiz

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Louisiana Derby Preview

2019-03-22T11:43:50-05:00March 22nd, 2019|

  Once again George Sette has taken his considerable talent to Past the Wire to preview the Louisiana Derby for us.   Our Geo at work   Fair Grounds Race # 13  The Grade 2  $1,000.000 The Louisiana Derby One Mile & 1/8          It's [...]

Tampa Bay Derby Recap

2019-03-10T11:22:44-05:00March 10th, 2019|

          Tacitus surged to a 1 1/4 length victory in the Grade 2, $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby on Saturday and secured his spot in the gate for the Kentucky Derby. Under Jose Ortiz, the son of Tapit split horses in deep stretch and found his way [...]

Tampa Bay Derby Preview

2019-03-09T07:22:59-05:00March 8th, 2019|

    Tampa Bay Derby Preview 2019 By: Peter Monaco   Saturday's Grade 2, $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby will be the last race offering Kentucky Derby points for prep races at the Oldsmar, Florida, track. Well Defined is the only horse returning from the first Derby prep held at Tampa [...]

Prince Lucky Cruises to Victory

2019-02-24T10:13:20-05:00February 24th, 2019|

  Prince Lucky and John Velazquez Cruise To Victory   Prince Lucky cruised to an easy victory in the 28th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Hal's Hope Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. Last seen at Belmont Park in June, Prince Lucky showed no signs of rust, as he [...]

The Risen Star Stakes 2019 by Nick D’Agostino

2019-02-15T11:28:38-05:00February 15th, 2019|

  Risen Star Stakes Preview By: Nick D’Agostino   On Saturday, the Fair Grounds will host the Grade 2, 1-1/16th, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes, which will be the first Kentucky Derby prep race this year offering a larger number of points towards the big party on first Saturday in May. [...]

Kentucky Downs Does It Right

2018-09-17T12:51:21-05:00September 17th, 2018|

  Kentucky Downs Does It Right   By John DaSilva   In a time when you hear constant complaints of lack of interest for various reasons, the recently concluded Kentucky Downs meet is proof that if done right, racing can still thrive.   With a low takeout and purses fueled [...]

No Surprises

2018-07-18T15:42:26-05:00July 18th, 2018|

Jose Ortiz, Chad Brown and Michael Dubb captured the riding, trainer and owners titles at the just concluded Belmont meet. Jason Servis finished winning at 45% and I don't have the official statistics but I would wager Sol Kumin had a piece of the most horses of any owner. As [...]

Preakness Review by Jonathan Stettin

2018-05-20T09:03:46-05:00May 20th, 2018|

      Jonathan Stettin and Past the Wire are proud supporters of The Jockeys' Guild     Take advantage of Past the Wire's discount on DRF FORMULATOR. Get the most out of your past performances with customizable features, see what you want to see and need to see, search statistics and improve your [...]