Jose Beltran Tops All QH Jockeys at Indiana Grand

The veteran rider wins his first jockey title at the track.

Edited press release

Jose Beltran won his first-ever jockey title at Indiana Grand, which ended its 2018 meet on Wednesday. PHOTO: Linscott Photography

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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