Jockey Spotlight: Julien Leparoux

Julien Leparoux has been one of the country’s best jockeys for over a decade now, riding predominately in the heartland of horse racing; Kentucky. He’s won multiple riding titles at Turfway, Keeneland and Churchill, and while he has yet to win the Kentucky Derby, he’s won just about every stakes race worth winning in the…

Lanerie returns to Ellis Park to highlight strong jockey colony

With the final night of the Churchill Downs spring meet being held Saturday, the Kentucky thoroughbred racing industry moves its attention to Henderson with Saturday afternoon’s start of the Ellis Park meet. The meet, which lasts 30 days (July 2-September 5), returns 10-time Churchill Downs leading rider Corey Lanerie. Riding the past two summers at…

Make it two straight for jockey Trevor McCarthy.

The 22-year-old McCarthy came from behind to take six winners over the past three days during closing weekend at Baltimore-based Pimlico Race Course to earn his second consecutive meet title in Maryland this season. Live racing moves from Pimlico to Laurel Park beginning this Friday, July 1. “It’s awesome. It’s a great feeling, especially because…

Watch out for travel, injuries and scratches

There are plenty of opportunities this weekend to find jockeys that will give you great value because of situations with some of the top jockeys in the nation. Whether they are hurt, suspended for traveling to ride in stakes at tracks that will not give them points in the game, if you pay attention you…

Red-hot “Summer” appears best in Gold Cup

The illustrious Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup takes place at Santa Anita Park this Saturday, and it drew a solid field of eight. Several jockeys in here will be vying for points in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game, so be sure to get involved! The mile-and-a-quarter Gold Cup has a very familiar feel to it,…