American Equus Gallop for a Cure Riders Win Big at Belmont and Keeneland

AE Rider Irad Ortiz Jr. & Diverisify

“What a weekend for our AE Riders, we could not be more proud of our team of talented and generous jockeys” – David Shano, Founder

American Equus irons and the jockeys that swear by them had multiple top placings this weekend at both Belmont Park in New York and the Keeneland Fall Meet in Lexington, Kentucky. Nine of the company’s Chosen Rider’s took part in dozens of races over the course of Saturday and Sunday with many competing even against each other for top placings. By the end of the weekend, the company’s Chosen Riders took home ten winning victories, eight runner-ups, and seven third placings.

At Belmont Park, it was Irad Ortiz Jr. who claimed victory in the biggest purse of the weekend by winning the $1,000,000 Jockey Club Gold Stakes, aboard his mount Diversify. Ortiz and Diversify bested a field of seven other combinations that included other Chosen Riders including, Jose Ortiz who came in at a close second aboard Keen Ice, and Luis Saez who finished fifth on Destin.

Ortiz Jr. completed the weekend with a total of six victories including the Jockey Cup Gold Stakes.

At Keeneland racetrack in Kentucky, American Equus Chosen Riders would secure top placings in four of the weekend’s richest races including the Claiborne Breeder’s Futurity, where Robbie Albarado and Free Drop Billy bested a field of eleven other competitors including Chosen Riders, Ricardo Santana Jr., Brian Hernandez Jr., and Javier Castellano.

A noticeable accent that all the Chosen Riders shared was the special edition Pink Teardrop XL Racing Iron. These unique irons were specifically made to be used throughout the month of October to help raise awareness for breast cancer research and more specifically the…

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