Weekly jockey review, 1/17/18; Stevens opens strong at Oaklawn

There was plenty of thoroughbred action over the holiday weekend, most notably at Oaklawn, which just opened its annual meeting. Aqueduct also raced for the first time in 2018 after some weather-related delays. We’ll go over five different tracks spanning both coasts and see which jockeys are thriving in their respective colonies. As always, remember…

Instilled Regard looks live in LeComte

The Grade III, $200,000 LeComte Stakes, the first stepping stone in Louisiana toward the Kentucky Derby, is the Saturday feature at the Fair Grounds. A full field of 14 (and one also-eligible) will crowd the gate for this one mile and 70-yard test. Post time for the LeComte, the ninth of 13 races, is set…

Weekly jockey review, 1/10/17; Bridgmohan has super Sunday

It’s time to discuss the week that was in horse racing from a jockey perspective. See which riders are on top of their games at the moment. And don’t forget to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Racing was canceled for the entire week due to winter weather conditions in New York. Five…

Shivermetimbers can spring stakes upset in Santa Anita’s Sham

The Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes is Santa Anita’s Saturday feature. The race drew a field of seven Kentucky Derby hopefuls after important points toward the first Saturday in May (10 points to the winner down to one point for fourth). Post time for the Sham, a one-mile dirt heat, is 5:34 p.m. EST. It…

Bal Harbour seeks third straight stakes score in Mucho Macho Man

The $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes is the featured race at Gulfstream Park this Saturday. Though it doesn’t carry any points toward the Kentucky Derby, the one-mile dirt stake is still an important stepping stone toward the first Saturday in May. A field of eight three-year-old colts will line up at the starting gate at…

Rising star Rymska should roll in American Oaks

The Grade I, $300,000 American Oaks is the feature at Santa Anita Park this Saturday. A field of 10 three-year-old fillies will go 1 1/4 miles on turf in the seventh of nine scheduled races. Post time for the American Oaks is approximately 6:32 p.m. EST.  Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy…

Bullards Alley is the class of the Allen Jerkens

The $100,000 Allen Jerkens Stakes, a two-mile turf endurance test, is the most lucrative race at Gulfstream Park this Saturday. A field of eight will line up at the gate at approximately 2:05 p.m. EST for the day’s fifth race. The unique turf heat offers all kinds of wagering opportunities, and it also carries crucial…

Do Share seeks stakes glory in Gravesend

The $100,000 Gravesend Stakes for open-company sprinters will be contested this Saturday at Aqueduct. A field of eight will go postward in this six-furlong affair at approximately 3:17 p.m. EST. The Gravesend is the seventh race on a nine-race program. As always, feel free to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! #2 DO…