Ortiz Jr Irad

Starts

8410

1st

1913

2nd

1547

3rd

1271

Win %

23%

Show %

56%

$2 ROI

$1.60

DHP

Great

Surfaces

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Turf 3883 862 726 555 22% 55% $1.62 Great
Dirt 4059 928 731 644 23% 57% $1.58 Great
All Weather Track 468 123 90 72 26% 61% $1.66 Great

Conditions

Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Turf - Yeilding 132 31 27 18 23% 58% $1.91 Great
Dirt - Good 796 187 137 122 23% 56% $1.47 Great
Dirt - Fast 3736 859 680 581 23% 57% $1.60 Great
Turf - Firm 3135 690 593 449 22% 55% $1.62 Great
Dirt - Sloppy 411 105 74 69 26% 60% $1.69 Great
Dirt - Wet Fast 15 5 2 3 33% 67% $1.68 Great
Dirt - Muddy 162 31 28 27 19% 53% $1.55 Good
Turf - Soft 23 5 6 2 22% 57% $1.40 Great

Posts

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
1-3 3216 802 602 519 25% 60% $1.65 Great
4-6 3095 709 584 478 23% 57% $1.63 Great
7-9 1666 327 292 235 20% 51% $1.48 Good
10-12 417 70 68 38 17% 42% $1.39 Poor
13+ 16 5 1 1 31% 44% $5.44 Poor

Distances

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
5 Furlongs 532 141 109 82 27% 62% $1.63 Great
5.5-6 Furlongs 2108 443 351 310 21% 52% $1.47 Great
6.5-7 Furlongs 1318 284 237 218 22% 56% $1.61 Great
1 Mile 1887 440 358 280 23% 57% $1.65 Great
1 1/16 Mile 2156 506 420 330 23% 58% $1.66 Great
1 1/8 Mile and Over 409 99 72 51 24% 54% $1.72 Great

Tracks

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Belmont Park 1887 407 350 272 22% 55% $1.44 Great
Saratoga 1633 321 293 270 20% 54% $1.56 Great
Aqueduct 640 155 115 96 24% 57% $1.60 Great
Gulfstream Park 2915 752 561 433 26% 60% $1.69 Great
Parx Racing 49 12 5 6 24% 47% $2.82 Good
Keeneland 348 61 62 60 18% 53% $1.49 Good
Charles Town 6 3 0 1 50% 67% $1.87 Great
Churchill Downs 142 25 24 22 18% 50% $1.87 Avg
Pimlico 67 9 14 11 13% 51% $0.81 Avg
Penn National 16 3 3 2 19% 50% $0.46 Good
Thistledown 8 3 2 1 38% 75% $1.47 Great
Monmouth Park 5 1 0 1 20% 40% $0.60 Poor
Arlington 9 4 2 0 44% 67% $3.56 Great
Woodbine 16 4 3 2 25% 56% $3.49 Good
Del Mar 59 13 11 2 22% 44% $1.83 Avg
Santa Anita Park 65 14 10 7 22% 48% $1.78 Good
Tampa Bay Downs 40 11 5 6 28% 55% $1.35 Great
Fair Grounds 22 6 5 1 27% 55% $1.94 Good
Mahoning Valley Race Course 7 2 0 1 29% 43% $2.20 Good
Oaklawn Park 17 4 4 3 24% 65% $3.28 Great
Laurel Park 5 1 1 0 20% 40% $0.60 Good
Turfway Park 18 5 4 2 28% 61% $2.09 Great
Delaware Park 3 1 1 0 33% 67% $0.80  - 
Kentucky Downs 128 19 20 25 15% 50% $1.25 Avg
Zia Park 5 3 2 0 60% 100% $2.14 Great
Indiana Downs 6 1 2 1 17% 67% $0.37 Great
Colonial Downs 18 10 2 3 56% 83% $4.21 Great
Belmont At The Big A 273 63 45 42 23% 55% $1.79 Great
Finger Lakes 3 0 1 1 0% 67% $0.00  - 

Race Types

  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % Show % $2 ROI DHP
Allowance 1041 216 192 153 21% 54% $1.65 Great
Maiden 2760 596 491 409 22% 54% $1.49 Great
Claiming 2994 736 569 486 25% 60% $1.63 Great
Stake 1615 365 295 223 23% 55% $1.72 Great

More Details

Primary Tracks: Gulfstream Park, Saratoga, Belmont, Aqueduct, Keeneland

 

Irad has become the most dominant rider in North America. Born in Puerto Rico he idolized Angel Cordero who was also from his home nation. In 2011 he began his riding career and quickly was offered a chance to ride in New York. It took him only a week to get his first winner.

  

Only a year into his riding career he earned his first grade 1 victory at Saratoga, one of the premier meets in the country. By 2013 he was already ranking in the top 5 jockeys in North America and won his first meet title at Aqueduct.

 

Since 2015 Irad has won at least 20 graded stakes races and finished as the top jockey in North American earnings every year since 2018. What makes Irad special is his ability to win on both dirt and turf at long and short distance. His excellence at all surfaces and distances make him truly unique against any jockey colony in the country.

 

He often competes against his brother Jose L. Ortiz who also races on the same circuits as Irad.

 

Accomplishments


Irad has won many of the major stakes races across the country including the Alabama, the Carter Handicap, the Whitney, the Pegasus Turf, the Florida Derby, and the Pegasus World Cup. He is also a 13 time Breeder’s Cup Champion spanning over 9 of the 14 divisions in the series.

 

While his list of graded stakes wins is over 190 races long, he has earned just 1 Triple Crown series victory riding Creator to a win in the Belmont Stakes.

 

Irad won the Eclipse Award for outstanding jockey in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

 

Top Trainers: Chad Brown, Todd Pletcher, Michael Maker, Wesley Ward, Saffie Joseph

 

Top 5 Career Horses in Earnings: Bricks and Mortar, Vino Rosso, Mucho Gusto, Lady Eli, Diversify