Weekly jockey review, 10/17/18; Van Dyke soars to top at Santa Anita

The traditional Breeders’ Cup preps are behind us, but the fall meets continue at Belmont, Keeneland and Santa Anita. We’ll review the action at each circuit here, zeroing in on which jockeys are outperforming the competition. As always, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Irad Ortiz Jr. has taken…

Rushing Fall should reign supreme in QEII Challenge Cup

The Grade I, $500,000 QEII Challenge Cup takes place this Saturday at Keeneland. Eight three-year-old fillies will test their mettle at 1 1/8-miles on the turf course. Post time for the QEII Challenge Cup, the ninth of 10 races on the day, is 5:30 p.m. EST. As always, feel free to take part in FanXT’s…

Thundering Blue can lower the boom on Canadian International field

The Grade I, $800,000 Canadian International is the feature event this Saturday at Woodbine. The race lives up to its name, as entrants from several different countries comprise the 11-horse field that’s tasked with a 1 1/2-mile journey on the turf course. Post time for the Canadian International, the ninth of 11 scheduled races, is…

Weekly jockey review, 10/10/18

Keeneland opened for business last weekend, while fall meets at Belmont and Santa Anita rolled on. We’ll recap all the action here, highlighting the best jockey performances of the week. Don’t forget to apply this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Manny Franco won six races over the six-day racing week to maintain…

Come Dancing is inviting proposition in Beldame

The Grade I, $400,000 Beldame Stakes is the feature at Belmont Park this Saturday. Eight distaffers will do battle over 1 1/8-miles on the main track. Post time for the Beldame, Race 8 of 11 on the day, is 4:25 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, be sure to check out FanXT’s Daily…

Almanaar can give Brown first Shadwell Turf Mile score

Some of the best grass horses in country have assembled for Saturday’s Grade I, $1,000,000 Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland. An overflow field of 16 has been entered. Post time for the Shadwell Turf Mile is 5:49 p.m. EST; it’s the 10th of 11 scheduled races. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy…

Accelerate should ace Awesome Again

The Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes pits six of California’s top older horses in a 1 1/8-mile trip around the main oval at Santa Anita. It goes as the 11th race on a stakes-rich 12-race program; post time is 8 p.m. EST. Extra points are on the line in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game,…

Thunder Snow gets shot at redemption in Jockey Club Gold Cup

Eight top older horses will try their hand in the Grade I, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup this Saturday at Belmont Park. The 1 1/4-mile classic goes as the 10th of 11 races on a program stacked with stakes. Post time for the Gold Cup is estimated for 5:50 p.m. EST. As always, be sure…

Weekly jockey review, 9/26/18

Time to catch up on last week’s horse racing happenings, highlighting the top jockeys at their respective circuits. As always, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Javier Castellano continues to show the way at the Belmont fall meet. He leads John Velazquez, 13-12, after a four-win week that saw…

Hofburg is the one to hold off in Pennsylvania Derby

The Grade I, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, Parx’s annual centerpiece event, takes place this Saturday. The prestigious 1 1/8-mile heat for three-year-olds attracted a field of 10. Post time for the Pennsylvania Derby, Race 11 on a lucrative 13-race program, is 5:45 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, be sure to take part…