August 8, 2022

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Jose Ortiz switches brokers, joins with haste

Ortiz’s two shut brothers now produce other issues in frequent.

Eclipse award-winning driver Jose Ortiz stated August 2 he will likely be parting methods with particular agent Jimmy Riccio and has joined Steve Speeding, who additionally represents his brother, three-time Eclipse award winner Irad Ortiz Jr.

The transfer will take impact after the third situation guide at Racecourse Saratoga beginning with the August 17 card.

“I’ve been occupied with this for some time. My enterprise isn’t what it was and I really feel that is the best time to make a change,” stated Jose Ortiz. “Doing one thing like that is by no means straightforward. I’ve been with Jimmy for a very long time and he’s wonderful. We’ve completed so many nice issues collectively and I admire all the issues he does. She did it for me. However I really feel like I would like to vary.”

Riccio and Ortiz have been a workforce since 2012, when the Puerto Rican native began transferring to the US.

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Figuring out Speeding by means of his brother, Ortiz stated he was wanting ahead to working along with his new agent.

“I do know Steve very properly, and we have now a great relationship,” Ortiz stated. “I’m so excited to be working with Steve, and hopefully we are able to go on and do nice issues collectively.”

Ortiz is presently 4th within the driver standings on the Saratoga assembly with 13 wins, 9 video games behind his assembly lead brother.

Since beginning using in 2012, Jose Ortiz has gained 2,541 races from 13,738 begins with earnings of $206,587,189.

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He has 135 wins this 12 months, with earnings of $13,632,382.

The 28-year-old Ortiz was the highest driver of the New York Racing Affiliation final 12 months with 185 wins.

Saratoga Equestrian Champion in 2019, Ortiz acquired the Eclipse Award for Excellent Rider of the Yr in 2017 as he gained 270 races and earned $27.3 million.