Ortiz brothers ride 7 Big A winners

Brigand, with jockey Irad Ortiz Jr.,
Irad Ortiz Jr. rides Brigand to victory in the Turnofthecentury Stakes at Aqueduct.
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The Ortiz brothers dominated at Aqueduct on Sunday, riding the first seven winners on the card.

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Apprentice Jose kicked off the day by winning the first three. Irad then reeled off four straight, including a 2-3/4-length score aboard Brigand in the $73,500 Turnofthecentury Stakes for New York breds.

The Ortiz brothers are 1-2 in jockey standings. Jose, 19, leads with 40 wins, seven more than his older brother.

''Today has been a good experience for me and my brother,'' Irad Ortiz said. ''We try in every race, and today we got good horses.''

Brigand, trained by Bob Baffert, paid $3.40 to win as the 3-5 favorite. Mine Over Matter held onto second by head over Socialsaul.

The time for the mile was 1 minute, 36.70 seconds.

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