SARATOGA SPRINGS — On the strength of a five-win day Monday, Jose Ortiz has taken a big lead in the jockey standings at Saratoga Race Course.
With 12 racing days left in the meet, Ortiz leads his older brother, Irad, 46 wins to 37. Hall of Famers John Velazquez and Javier Castellano are third and fourth, respectively, with 29 and 23. Manny Franco and Luis Saez are tied for fifth with 18.
Twelve-time Saratoga champion Todd Pletcher leads the trainer standings with 29 wins. Chad Brown, the 2016 champion, is secod with 25. Kiaran McLaughlin is third with 11, while Linda Rice and Bill Mott round out the top five with 10 and 9, respectively.