California Chrome can get revenge on Arrogate in Pegasus World Cup

Gulfstream Park hosts the richest race in the world, the Pegasus World Cup, this Saturday. A Grade I event worth $12 million ($1 million kicked in by stakeholders for each horse), the Pegasus pits two-time Horse of the Year CALIFORNIA CHROME against last year’s Travers Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner ARROGATE. The field of…

Pegasus World Cup undercard picks, jockey analysis

There are 11 races at Gulfstream Park before the richest race in the world, the Pegasus World Cup, takes place this Saturday. We’ll look at a few of them here and search for some solid betting opportunities. We’ll also try to put this information to use for the purposes of FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game….

Class is key on Cal Cup day

Santa Anita hosts California Cup day this Saturday, featuring several lucrative stakes races for Cal-breds. We’ll go over a pair of them here. As always, remember to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Santa Anita Race 7 (post time 6:12 p.m EST) The $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic #1 ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR (8-5, morning-line favorite)…

Jockey Spotlight: Ricardo Santana Jr.

Ricardo Santana Jr. is an up-and-coming rider from Panama that’s making a name for himself at America’s top racing venues. He got his start at Delaware Park in 2009, and by 2012, he was the venue’s leading rider. In 2013, Santana won his first of four straight riding titles at Oaklawn, and he’s there again…

Gulfstream picks and jockey analysis for Sunshine Millions Day

Florida-breds take center stage this Saturday at Gulfstream Park for Sunshine Millions Day! We’ll go over the highlights of this 12-race card laden with state-bred stakes, including the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic. As usual, several of the nation’s top riders will be present at Gulfstream Park, so be sure to study these races carefully for…

LeComte leads the way on Louisiana’s Derby trail

New Orleans’ Fair Grounds racecourse is the site for the Grade III, $200,000 LeComte Stakes this Saturday. A field of 12 with Kentucky Derby ambitions will go a mile and 70 yards on the main oval. Scheduled as the program’s 11th race, post time is estimated at 6:00 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to check out…

Gulfstream Park picks and jockey analysis for 1/14/17

A trio of graded stakes awaits us at Gulfstream Park this Saturday! The Grade II Ft. Lauderdale for older turf horses anchors the action, followed by the Grade III Hal’s Hope for older horses on dirt and the Grade III Marshua’s River for turf fillies and mares earlier in the day. With 12 races on…

Jockey Spotlight: Miguel Mena

It’s hard to believe, but Miguel Mena’s career was almost derailed by alcohol addiction. Fortunately for the talented Peruvian jockey, he was able to get help and is now thriving at the upper echelon of the sport. “I made mistakes,” Mena said in a 2010 interview with the Post-Star. “But I learned from my mistakes…

Shane’s Girlfriend seeks second stakes score in Santa Ynez

Sunday’s feature at Santa Anita is the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes. Nine three-year-old fillies looking to make a name for themselves on the Kentucky Oaks trail will go seven furlongs on the main oval at approximately 7:00 p.m. EST. The Santa Ynez is the eighth of nine races at “The Great Race Place”…

Seven three-year-olds assemble for Sham Stakes

The Sham Stakes, the first step on California’s road to the Kentucky Derby, is featured at Santa Anita this Saturday. A field of seven goes in this 1 1/16th-mile race worth 17 points toward the “Run for the Roses” (10-4-2-1). The Grade III, $100,000 event goes as Race 7, post time is 6:30 p.m. EST….