Jockey Jose Ortiz’s longstanding relationship with agent Jimmy Riccio, Jr. has come to an finish, experiences bloodhorse.com. Ortiz will likely be represented by Steve Rushing, who additionally represents his brother, Irad Ortiz, Jr., starting with the Aug. 17 card at Saratoga.
“I have been interested by this for some time. My enterprise will not be what it was, and I felt it was a superb time to make a change,” Jose Ortiz instructed bloodhorse.com. “It is by no means simple to do one thing like this. I have been with Jimmy a very long time, and he is been nice. We have performed a variety of nice issues collectively, and I respect the entire issues he did for me. However I felt I wanted to make a change.”
Jose Ortiz and Riccio had been a partnership for the reason that youthful Ortiz brother started using in the US in 2012. Ortiz, 28, received the Eclipse Award as Excellent Jockey in 2017, has received two Triple Crown and 5 Breeders’ Cup races, and is at present fourth within the standings at Saratoga.
“I used to be shocked and disillusioned,” Riccio instructed bloodhorse.com. “We did some nice issues collectively, however I do know nothing is promised in life.”
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