The change of stable of the horse Rich Strike to the hands of the trainer Bill Mott, was confirmed by its owner Rick Dawson, according to what was published by Alberto Ettedgui on his Twitter account.
Rich Strike, with a campaign of two wins in 14 appearances and a production of $2,526,809, was always presented by Eric R. Reed.
The son of Keen Ice in Gold Strike, by Smart Strike, surprised American horse racing last year, when, surprisingly and in the face of a fierce run over, he won the Kentucky Derby riding the Venezuelan jockey Sonny León, but in his following performances He has not managed to crystallize, his best race being a second place for Hot Rod Charlie in the Lukas Classic Stakes (Gr. 2), at Churchill Downs, a circuit in which he has his best record.
Taking into account the successful winning team that trainer Bill Mott has formed with the Venezuelan jockey Júnior Alvarado, this could be the next jockey of the sorrel performer who dazzled everyone with victory in the Kentucky Derby.
Fined Irad Ortiz Jr.
The Kentucky horse racing commission fined the Puerto Rican jockey a thousand dollars for the use of advertising on his pants, without having requested written authorization from the regulatory entity, because it is a grade 1 test.
Irad, a horseman with great resources, is rarely involved in this type of situation, but as the saying goes: "the best hunter misses the hare".