02/06/2017 1:50PM

Ortiz riding in Saudi Arabia for two days

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Barbara D. Livingston
Irad Ortiz Jr. will ride in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday and Saturday.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Irad Ortiz Jr. is taking his talent to Saudi Arabia. For two days, anyway.

Ortiz will be riding Friday and Saturday at King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, according to his agent, Steve Rushing. Rushing didn’t have specifics about whom Ortiz would be riding but noted that he would miss cards at Aqueduct on Thursday through Saturday. He is expected to return Sunday.

Ortiz has been on quite a roll the last three weeks at Aqueduct. Over 11 cards from Jan. 20 through Sunday, Ortiz rode 25 winners from 71 mounts. He had ridden 24 winners from his first 107 mounts during the inner-track meet. Ortiz’s 49 wins give him a 16-win advantage over Kendrick Carmouche for top honors at Aqueduct’s inner-track season, which goes through March 26.

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WMIZNoticioso 11 days ago
On the race cards he has not been named to any horses on Friday, but he has four rides on Saturday, including on the big two stakes races made up from the split of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup (G 1) for trainer Sami Al-Harabi .

Good luck Irad!                            
Stretch Reilly 12 days ago
The Crown Prince Cup is truly a great race, good luck  Irad.
Jose L. Verenzuela 12 days ago
it Should be King AbdulAziz Cup G1  
Stretch Reilly 12 days ago
Thanks, my bad, the Kings cup is always after the Crown Prince and I just hadn't heard anything about it . Wigberto Ramos rode one for me in  both races back in the day and I like hearing anything about them.
Larry Goldberg 13 days ago
Despite most of the 9/11 hijackers coming from Saudi Arabia, they are not on  the Trump travel ban list because he does business there. #DEPLORABLE #PHONY
Frank 12 days ago
Larry is just another libtard that needs attention and relies on others to take care of him.

He is also a terrible handicapper -- always loses -- you can take who ever he picks and automatically throw them out in any race.

He even has a brother you can call and do the same!

Frank 13 days ago
Goor Singh -- you sound like somebody who needs to be deported!

Go back to where you came from!
Goor Singh 13 days ago
he might not make it back
Goor Singh 13 days ago
does he think thats a good idea with the trump border ban?
USAdusty 13 days ago
I think he's Puerto Rican.
Jose L. Verenzuela 12 days ago
getting 50k + Bonus Cash if Stable win the race, its a bad deal? 
WMIZNoticioso 11 days ago
He is, so he doesn't have any problems with the border ban