Nyquist, Exaggerator to renew rivalry in Pennsylvania Derby

The Grade II, $1.25 million Pennsylvania Derby is the feature event at Parx Racing on Saturday, and it drew a star-studded field of 12. Leading the way are Kentucky Derby winner NYQUIST and Preakness Stakes winner EXAGGERATOR, who will square off for the sixth time in their respective careers (NYQUIST holds a 3-2 advantage). They’ll…

Songbird the class of the Cotillion

Six three-year-old fillies will line up at the gate at Parx for the $1 million Grade I Cotillion Stakes on Saturday afternoon. SONGBIRD is the main attraction and the presumptive favorite, but she could get a stern test before moving on to the Breeders’ Cup in November. Post time for the Cotillion, which is Race…

Jockey Spotlight: Florent Geroux

To watch Florent Geroux give seemingly perfect ride after perfect ride, one would believe horsemen were drawn to his innate ability almost immediately. But it’s been a tumultuous journey to the top for the 30-year-old Frenchman. When Geroux, then the leading apprentice in France, came to the states in 2007 he planned to ride the…

Tepin eyes eighth straight win in Woodbine Mile

The Grade I Woodbine Mile highlights the Saturday card at Woodbine in Toronto, Canada. The magnificent mare TEPIN will draw most of the attention, but she’ll have to fend off seven classy male competitors, including British shipper MUTAKAYYEF. Post time for the Woodbine Mile, the 12th race on the program, is estimated at 6:39 p.m….

Diamond Fields should shine in Sands Point Stakes

Three-year-old fillies take center stage at Belmont Park this Saturday in the Grade II Sands Point Stakes. A strong field of seven will go 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf course for the ninth race of the day, and the approximate post time is 5:45 p.m. EST. This event offers the most points toward…

Jockey Spotlight: Robby Albarado

Robby Albarado has experienced the highs and lows of horse racing multiple times; the 26-year veteran jockey has won several Breeders’ Cup races in addition to the 2007 Preakness Stakes, and has placed numerous times in the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes. But he’s also suffered a bevy of serious injuries, including one that forced…

Da Big Hoss holds big edge in Kentucky Turf Cup

The 1 1/2 mile Kentucky Turf Cup, a Grade III event worth $600,000, is the feature race at Kentucky Downs this Saturday. Nine turfers will line up for the ninth race on the program at approximately 6:39 p.m. EST. Several high-profile riders will be at Kentucky Downs on Saturday, so there will be plenty on…

Jockey Spotlight: Jose Ortiz

Since 2012 Jose Ortiz and his older brother, Irad Jr., have dominated the NYRA circuit. But Jose finally got one over on Irad this year, as he won the Angel Cordero Award at the recently-concluded Saratoga meet for most wins by a jockey a year after his brother won it in 2015. That accomplishment has…

Precocious colts collide in Del Mar Futurity

Six juvenile colts will face off in the Grade I, $300,000 Del Mar Futurity as the curtain comes down on the Del Mar summer meet on Monday. The Futurity is scheduled as Race 5 with an approximate post time of 7:00 p.m. EST. Hopefully you’ve taken part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game all meet…

Stakes-winning juveniles square off in Hopeful Stakes

Seven two-year-old colts are expected to line up for the traditional Saratoga finale, the Grade I Hopeful Stakes, on Monday afternoon. Going as Race 10 on an 11-race program, post time for the $350,000 event is estimated at 5:44 p.m. EST. The Hopeful offers valuable points in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game, so be sure…