Updated on 02/16/2015 10:16AM

Jockey Orozco sentenced to 90 days in jail


ARCADIA, Calif. – Irving Orozco was sentenced to 90 days in jail this week after two warrants were issued for his arrest. The jockey had violated terms stemming from misdemeanor charges in the last two years, according to California Horse Racing Board officials and public records.

Orozco is believed to have not complied with terms stemming from a charge of driving under the influence issued in 2014. The terms of that penalty included community service and counseling.

Orozco, 21, is being held at Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles. According to public records, Orozco could be released as early as March 15 after serving approximately half of his sentence. He was fined $300 by the court.

Orozco was arrested at 10:52 p.m. on Feb. 7 by the Baldwin Park, Calif., Police Department. Baldwin Park is approximately eight miles southeast of Santa Anita. Orozco has been arrested three times in the last two years, including by Baldwin Park police in August 2013 and by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. last  March.

Earlier this week, Orozco appeared twice in court, where he was sentenced to 20 days and 70 days for violations. Full details of the court hearings were not immediately available.

In 2014, Orozco was arrested for driving under the influence, according to a racing-board ruling issued last summer. The jockey was fined $1,000 by Del Mar stewards Scott Chaney, Luis Jauregui, and Kim Sawyer last summer for failing to ride at Los Alamitos and Del Mar for three days in July.

Orozco was taken from Los Alamitos by a bounty hunter last July because of an outstanding bench warrant for his arrest for failure to appear at a court hearing related to a charge of driving under the influence last March, according to the racing board.

As part of the court’s ruling, Orozco was ordered to complete seven days of community service and had his driver’s license suspended.

Orozco has won 114 races in his career, including 10 on Quarter Horses. He has struggled at the current meeting, going winless in 19 mounts.

Irving Orozco More than 1 year ago
I am back thank god. Southern California will see me again at my fullest
Gary Camejo More than 1 year ago
Tyler Baze got over his demons so there is hope for this talented kid.
Vince Lentini More than 1 year ago
was garret gomez his mentor
Shawn Britton More than 1 year ago
Wake up kid. Your blowing it
Michael Jacob More than 1 year ago
He should join the drunken jockey guild.
Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
I wish some of the other jockeys who are out there cheating would also get arrested. But I guess stealing at the track is no longer a crime..at least this guy wont be driving a horse while under the influence.
Dick Brasher More than 1 year ago
As small as he is,he will have trouble playing"Dodge bubba",and will come out a better rider....just sayin.
peter jaworski More than 1 year ago
Why isn't this story a small footnote? Certainly Steve there are any number of topics covering racing that deserve attention ahead of this. When a 'free' story only has 5 comments after a day and a half it should be apparent that it may as well have gone unprinted. Hope you can scrape together something worth reading over the weekend.
Tony Zag More than 1 year ago
Agreed. Right on! Peter.
reainusa More than 1 year ago
A bounty hunter, you've got to be kidding!
Randy Baker More than 1 year ago
I heard it was Dog The Bounty Hunter.
Chris Lowe More than 1 year ago
Or Beth.
Bob More than 1 year ago
You're FIRED !!!!! Do not allow back..............
Rachel Doolittle More than 1 year ago
He should never race again has a jockey after Nov 8,2015