Jose Beltran Tops All QH Jockeys at Indiana Grand
The veteran rider wins his first jockey title at the track.
November 7, 2018
Edited press release
Jose Beltran won the leading Quarter Horse jockey title during the 2018 Indiana Grand meet, which ended on Wednesday.
A native of Mexico, Beltran was winning his first-ever jockey title at Indiana Grand. He won 30 races from 146 mounts, and his mounts earned more than $652,000 in purses. Sergio Ramirez finished second with 20 wins.
Beltran won several major stakes at Indiana Grand, including the $180,300 Miss Roxie Little Futurity (R) with Dominyun Cartel, the $131,000 Blue River Derby (R) and the $76,000 QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Derby with Rocky’s Candy Shop, the $130,000 Jaguar Rocket Futurity (R) with Daddys Moe, and the $90,000 Harley Greene Derby (R) with Beach Mercedes.
“I owe everything to Roy and Penny (Moore),” said Beltran. “For four years, they helped me for my visa. And, I’ve had a really good year this year at Indiana Grand. If it weren’t for those two, I wouldn’t be here today. I love you guys.”
Beltran is ranked fourth on Indiana Grand's all-time Quarter Horse jockey list with 93 career wins and mount earnings in excess of $2 million. He joins Harold Collins, Rodney Prescott and Shanley Jackson as the only Quarter Horse riders to ever eclipse the $2 million mark in career purse earnings at Indiana Grand.
Beltran and his family have relocated to Oklahoma for the winter season.
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