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Irad Ortiz Jr. rides 2,000th career winner at Belmont Park

2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar - Day 2

DEL MAR, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Irad Ortiz Jr. celebrates after riding Bar Of Gold #5 to a win in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint on day two of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championship at Del Mar Race Track on November 4, 2017 in Del Mar, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK -- Irad Ortiz Jr. rode his 2,000th career winner, guiding Gambler’s Fallacy in the sixth race at Belmont Park.

The 26-year-old jockey notched the milestone on Saturday. It was his 1,910th winner in the continental U.S. to go with 90 in his native Puerto Rico.

It’s been quite a month for Ortiz. He won the riding title at Saratoga with 52 victories and earnings of more than $4.5 million. Gambler’s Fallacy helped Ortiz win back-to-back races Saturday. The horse is trained by Chad Brown, with whom Ortiz has won 10 graded stakes this year.