Distance specialist Bigger Picture out for more in Bowling Green

The Grade II, $250,000 Bowling Green Stakes came up strong on a star-studded Saturday card at Saratoga. The Grade II Jim Dandy, Grade I Alfred G. Vanderbilt and Grade II Amsterdam are also part of the 11-race extravaganza, with the Bowling Green going off as Race 9. Post time for the 1 3/8-mile turf event…

Weekly jockey review, 7/26/17; off and running at Saratoga, Del Mar

The nation’s top two summer venues for racing, Saratoga and Del Mar, opened for business last week to much fanfare. There’s plenty to discuss regarding jockey performances from those two tracks, so let’s get right to it. Don’t forget to apply this information when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Del Mar Rafael Bejarano is…

Abel Tasman, Salty to renew rivalry in Coaching Club American Oaks

The Grade I, $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks is the Sunday feature at Saratoga. The 1 1/8th-mile dirt heat attracted seven accomplished three-year-old fillies, including Kentucky Oaks and Acorn winner ABEL TASMAN. The CCA Oaks goes as Race 10 on an 11-race program; estimated post time is 6:18 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part…

It’s all about Arrogate in the San Diego Handicap

The Grade II, $300,000 San Diego Handicap is “must-see TV” this Saturday, as the mighty ARROGATE makes his first start since his impressive victory in the Dubai World Cup. A field of five will go 1 1/16th-miles on Del Mar’s main oval at approximately 9:10 p.m. EST. The San Diego is the ninth of 10…

Lady Eli seeks revenge on Dickinson in Diana

The Grade I Diana Stakes takes center stage on opening Saturday at Saratoga. Six star fillies and mares will go 1 1/8-miles on the turf in pursuit of a $500,000 purse. The Diana is the 10th of 11 races on the day; estimated post time is 5:55 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part in…

Weekly jockey review, 7/19/17; Jose Ortiz bests his brother at Belmont

Belmont and Los Alamitos wrapped up this week, setting the stage for the summer’s premier venues; Saratoga and Del Mar! Let’s take a look at how some of the country’s best jockeys fared along both coasts. Don’t forget to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Jose Ortiz caught and passed his brother Irad…

Indiana Derby selections, jockey analysis; 7/15/17

The Grade III, $500,000 Indiana Derby takes place Saturday night at Indiana Grand race course. Notable runners from the Triple Crown trail such as IRAP, WILD SHOT and UNTRAPPED are present in the 11-horse field. Post time for the Indiana Derby, the ninth of 10 races, is 9:49 p.m. EST. They’ll go 1 1/16-miles on…

‘West’ looks best in Los Alamitos Derby

Los Alamitos race course has gathered eight colts to contest the Grade III, $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby this Saturday. Most of the participants have either skipped the Triple Crown series or developed too late but could still make a name for themselves before the year is over. The 1 1/8-mile Los Alamitos Derby goes as…

Songbird should stroll to another victory in Delaware Handicap

The Grade I, $750,000 Delaware Handicap is the feature at Delaware Park this Saturday. The 1 1/4-mile heat that’s drawn the likes of Royal Delta, Blind Luck and other famous distaffers has lured SONGBIRD as she looks to start the year 2-for-2. She’ll face just five others in the Delaware Handicap, which goes as Race…

Good Samaritan offers good value in Belmont Derby

The Grade I, $1.2 million Belmont Derby is the feature race on a spectacular Saturday card at Belmont Park. 11 evenly-matched sophomore turfers will go 1 1/4-miles on the program’s 10th race (estimated post time 6:50 p.m. EST). This heat features three foreign shippers as well as some familiar faces on the turf scene. Don’t…