Gunnevera looms large in Florida Derby

The Grade I, $1 million Florida Derby, the centerpiece event at the Gulfstream championship meet, takes place this Saturday. A field of 11 colts (10 if you count the likely defection of BATTALION RUNNER), led by Fountain of Youth winner GUNNEVERA, look for their share of 170 Kentucky Derby points, with 100 awarded to the winner….

Patch joins familiar faces in Louisiana Derby

Fair Grounds Racecourse in New Orleans, LA hosts the Grade I, $1 million Louisiana Derby this Saturday. The marquee 1 1/8th-mile event drew a field of nine in pursuit of valuable Kentucky Derby points. 100 points go to the winner (essentially an automatic berth into “The Run for the Roses”), 40 to the runner-up, 20…

Weekly jockey review, 3/29/17; all systems go for Gaffalione

As the marquee winter meets draw to a close, let’s take a look at which jockeys can still lay claim to the leading rider title, and which are currently on a hot streak. Be sure to put this information to use when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. put a bow…

Weekly jockey review, 3/22/17; Bejarano’s back

Let’s review the week that was in horse racing and see which jockeys are standing out at their respective tracks. Be sure to use this information when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Despite traveling to Oaklawn on Saturday, Irad Ortiz Jr. managed to win four at “The Big A” last week, extending his…

American Anthem aims for stakes glory in Rebel

The Grade II, $900,000 Rebel Stakes, Oaklawn’s penultimate Kentucky Derby prep, is the feature at the Arkansas oval this Saturday. The 1 1/16th-mile event drew a field of 11 looking for their share of 85 Kentucky Derby points (50 to the winner). Post time for the Rebel, the 10th race of the day, is 6:06…

Vale Dori, Finest City match up in Santa Margarita

Eight distaffers will do battle in the Grade I, $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita this Saturday. Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner #3 FINEST CITY (8-5, morning-line favorite) and multiple stakes winner #2 VALE DORI (9-5) are among the participants in this 1 1/8th-mile dirt heat. Post time for the Santa Margarita,…

Weekly jockey review, 3/15/17; Castellano super at Santa Anita

Time to review last week’s races from across the country and see which jockeys are currently riding the best. Be sure to use this information to your advantage when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. stayed atop the standings and earned three wins last week, boosting his meet total to 46….

Midnight Storm rolls into Santa Anita Handicap as the favorite

The Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap will be renewed for the 80th time at Santa Anita Park this Saturday. The 1 1/4-mile classic drew a field of nine. Scheduled as the 10th race on an 11-race card, post time for the “Big ‘Cap” is 7:30 p.m. EST. As always, feel free to take part…

Tampa Bay Derby analysis, jockey selections

The Grade II, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby puts three-year-olds in the spotlight at Tampa Bay Downs this Saturday. The 1 1/16th-mile heat drew a field of 10 looking for points toward the Kentucky Derby. Fifty points go to the winner, 20 to the runner-up, 10 to third and five to fourth. The race features four…

Weekly jockey review, 3/8/17; Leparoux leads way at Gulfstream

Time for a review of last week’s races to see which jockeys are shining brightest at the moment. Be sure to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game and use this information to your advantage! Aqueduct There will only be three days of racing per week through March at “The Big A,” so time is…