Disco Partner should dance away with Elusive Quality

NYRA’s turf sprint season gets underway at Belmont Park this Saturday with the $150k Elusive Quality Stakes. A field of seven (discounting the two main-track-onlys) will line up for this seven-furlong grass event, which goes as Race 8 on the opening Saturday program at “Big Sandy.” Post time is estimated for 5:13 p.m. EST. Be…

Weekly jockey review, 4/26/17; Irad alone atop Aqueduct standings

Let’s review the week that was in horse racing and see which jockeys excelled and which have been unlucky. Be sure to weigh this information if you’re playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. wrapped up another NYRA riding title with an impressive month of April at “The Big A.” Ortiz led…

Stanford seeks second straight Charles Town Classic

Charles Town’s biggest event of the year, the Grade II, $1.25 million Charles Town Classic, is scheduled for this Saturday. A field of eight hailing from all parts of the country has assembled for this lucrative stake. Two of the entrants, favored STANFORD and second-choice IMPERATIVE, have won this race before, and STANFORD is the…

‘Hedge’ your bets in Illinois Derby

After a one-year hiatus, the Grade III Illinois Derby is back at Hawthorne. The 1 1/8th-mile challenge will pit seven three-year-olds against each other in pursuit of a $250,000 purse. The race could also serve as a stepping stone toward a start in the Preakness Stakes. Post time for the Illinois Derby, the fifth race…

Weekly jockey review, 4/19/17; Santana on top at Oaklawn again

Time to review the results at the nation’s premier tracks and see which jockeys are on top of their games. As always, be sure to review this information before playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. won five races at “The Big A” despite riding there only two days. Ortiz Jr. racked…

Longshots loom in Arkansas Derby

A field of 12 will line up at the gate for the 81st running of the Grade I, $1 million Arkansas Derby this Saturday. The Kentucky Derby aspirants will go 1 1/8 miles over the Oaklawn Park oval. 100 Derby points will be awarded to the winner, virtually assuring that colt a spot in the…

Dickinson cast in upset role in Jenny Wiley

The Grade I, $350,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes is the Saturday feature at Keeneland racecourse in Lexington, KY. Race 10 on the program, the 1 1/16th-mile turf event attracted eight fillies and mares, including fan favorite LADY ELI. Post time for the Jenny Wiley is estimated at 6:12 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to take part in…

McCraken, Tapwrit to battle in the Blue Grass

The Grade II, $1 million Blue Grass Stakes is the feature on the opening Saturday of the Keeneland spring meet. Seven Kentucky Derby hopefuls will line up in pursuit of valuable points toward the big race, with 100 to be awarded to the winner. Undefeated MCCRACKEN is among the entrants for the 1 1/8th-mile race,…

Mo Town attempts revival in Wood Memorial

A field of eight has assembled to contest the Grade II, $750,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct this Saturday. The race carries 170 points used toward determining the field for the Kentucky Derby (100 points to first place). Among the entrants are Remsen winner MO TOWN and Holy Bull winner IRISH WAR CRY, along with Todd…