Brown, Ortiz Jr., Dubb Capture Belmont Titles


Chad Brown | Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Sportswire

Trainer Chad Brown won his third consecutive Belmont Park spring/summer training title, while Irad Ortiz, Jr. captured the riding title for the first time since 2014 as the 54-day meet concluded Sunday. Michael Dubb was the meet’s leading owner with 19 victories and earnings of more than $2.34 million.

Brown, the New York Racing Association’s leading trainer for the last three years from 2015-17, saddled 34 winners from 156 starts for an impressive 21.79 winning percentage with earnings exceeding $4.53 million. Ortiz, Jr. registered 60 wins with earnings of more than $5.54 million, besting his brother, Jose Ortiz, and Manny Franco, who tied for second with 49 wins.


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