Economic Model is the ‘Bold’ pick at Belmont

The Grade III, $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap is the feature race at Belmont this Saturday, and it drew a stacked field of 13. They’ll go seven furlongs on the main track when the latch is sprung around 5:19 p.m. EST. The Bold Ruler is scheduled as the ninth race on the program. Don’t forget to…

Jockey Spotlight: Edgar Prado

Hall-of-Fame jockey Edgar Prado is still riding at the pinnacle of the game at age 49. Though his home base is now the less-lucrative Maryland circuit, he still invades some of the nation’s top horse racing venues looking to take down graded stakes. He has six such victories this year at six different tracks, his…

Can Lucy N Ethel keep rolling in the Raven Run?

Three-year-old fillies take center stage in the seven-furlong Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland this Saturday. A Grade II event, the Raven Run carries a purse of $250,000. It will go off at approximately 5:30 p.m. EST as the ninth race of the day at the Lexington, KY oval. Don’t forget to check out FanXT’s Daily…

Belmont picks, jockey analysis for Empire Showcase Day

New York breds will be front-and-center on Saturday’s Empire Showcase Day at Belmont Park. All 11 races on the program are restricted to state-breds, highlighted by the $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap at 1 1/8 miles on the main track (Race 10, approximately 5:19 p.m. EST). I’ll discuss this event in great detail here, but be sure…

Jockey Spotlight: Luis Saez

Luis Saez only started riding in America in 2009, but he’s swiftly established himself as one of the best jockeys in the country. A graduate of the Pincay Riding School, which has produced notable riders such as Jose Lezcano and Cornelio Velasquez, Saez won 37 races in his native Panama before making the journey to…

Euro runners top Canadian International

The Grade I Pattison Canadian International Stakes is the feature race at Woodbine on Sunday afternoon. A field of nine will vie for a $1 million purse going 1 1/2-miles on turf. It appears the European shippers have the edge in this race, but we’ll take a closer look and see if a North American…

Catch a Glimpse, Time and Motion meet again in QEII Challenge Cup

Keeneland plays host to the Grade I, $500,000 QEII Challenge Cup this Saturday. A field of nine three-year-old fillies, including division-leaders CATCH A GLIMPSE and TIME AND MOTION, has been entered for this 1 1/8-mile turf heat. Going as the ninth race on the program, estimated post time is 5:30 p.m. EST. Be sure to…

Jockey Spotlight: Joe Bravo

Joe Bravo is a veteran jockey best known for his success in his native New Jersey. Born in Long Branch, ‘Jersey Joe’ has been the leading rider at Monmouth a staggering 13 times, and the Meadowlands thoroughbred meet champion nine times. “He just rides [Monmouth] the right way,” Stewart Elliott, a colleague of Bravo told…

Tourist tops strong Shadwell Turf Mile

A field of 11 goes in the featured Grade I Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland on Saturday afternoon. Listed as Race 9 on the program, estimated post time is 5:45 p.m. EST. It will be one of many races at Keeneland worth big points in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game, so study carefully! #10 TOURIST…

Effinex, Hoppertunity square off in Jockey Club Gold Cup

The Grade I, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup is the highlight of “Super Saturday” at Belmont Park, which features a total of seven stakes on an 11-race card. The Gold Cup goes as the 10th race on the program with an approximate post time of 5:23 p.m. EST. Be sure to get involved in…