McCraken clashes with full field in Kentucky Jockey Club

The Grade II, $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes features 12 two-year-olds vying for Kentucky Derby points and graded stakes glory at Churchill Downs on Saturday. The 11th of 12 races, post time for the 1 1/16th mile heat is 5:56 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! #11 MCCRAKEN (7-2,…

Cigar Mile headlines Saturday at Aqueduct

A field of ten will line up in the gate for the 28th running of the Grade I, $500,000 Cigar Mile on Saturday at Aqueduct. Post time for the illustrious event that anchors a card with four graded stakes is approximately 4:20 p.m.; it’s Race 10 on the program. Don’t forget to take part in…

Jockey Spotlight: Shaun Bridgmohan

The well-traveled Shaun Bridgmohan is going on 20 years in the saddle, and though he is reducing the volume of mounts he takes on these days, he is still considered by many to be one of the better jockeys in the country. Bridgmohan immigrated to America from Jamaica at age 13 and ‘paid his dues’…

X Y Jet looks to rebound in DeFrancis Dash

Laurel Park is the site for the Grade III, $250,000 DeFrancis Dash, a six-furlong event on the main track. A field of nine goes postward for the ninth race of the day at approximately 3:35 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! #8 X Y JET is the 9-5…

Ten two-year-olds try to hit Saturday’s ‘Jackpot’

Kentucky Derby hopefuls square off in the Grade III, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes this Saturday. A field of ten has assembled at the Louisiana oval for their share of one of the richest purses for two-year-olds in the country. There are also Kentucky Derby points on the line: 10 to the winner down…

Jockey Spotlight: Junior Alvarado

Junior Alvarado has dreamed big all his life, and his dreams have become reality since he took out his jockey’s license in 2007. Alvarado has won eight Grade I races since coming to America, and has forged key partnerships with trainers Bill Mott, Kiaran McLaughlin and Christophe Clement, among others. Alvarado was inspired to become…

Red Smith, Discovery headline Saturday card at Aqueduct

A twin-bill of graded stakes highlights the Saturday action at New York’s Aqueduct Racetrack. Older turfers will go 1 3/8 miles in the Grade III Red Smith Handicap in Race 7, while three-year-olds occupy the traditional feature slot, Race 8 of 9, in the Grade III Discovery Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on the main…

Jockey Spotlight: Flavien Prat

Flavien Prat has impressed while riding full time in America for only about two years, spending most of his time on the Southern California circuit. He’s won on nearly 18% of his mounts this year and has racked up over $12 million in purse money, good for 11th in the country. The 24-year-old Frenchman set…

Arrogate, California Chrome clash in ‘Classic’

The $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic is the centerpiece of a terrific day of horse racing at Santa Anita on Saturday. Going as the 12th and final race on the program, post time for the 1 1/4-mile event is estimated for 8:35 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game, and…

Breeders’ Cup Classic day undercard selections and jockey analysis

Breeders’ Cup Saturday offers nine races worth at least $1 million that will go a long way in deciding this year’s Eclipse Award winners. Here’s my look at a pair of Breeders’ Cup races that will go off at Santa Anita before the main event; the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Don’t forget to take part in…