Belmont’s Big Apple Showcase brings out New York’s best

This Memorial Day is Big Apple Showcase day at Belmont, featuring six stakes restricted to New York-breds. The headliner is the $200k Commentator going one mile on dirt. We’ll discuss that race along with the $125k Kingston for turf milers. Be sure to try out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game this holiday weekend! Commentator Stakes…

Accelerate can spring a surprise in Santa Anita Gold Cup

Santa Anita Park presents the Grade I, $500,000 Santa Anita Gold Cup this Saturday. Eight handicap horses will try their luck at 1 1/4 miles on the main oval. The Gold Cup goes as race eight on a nine-race card, with post time estimated for 7:30 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part in FanXT’s…

Weekly jockey review, 5/24/17; Castellano’s Pimlico coup

The Preakness Stakes was front-and-center in the horse racing world last week. We’ll review some of the action from Pimlico in addition to our weekly recap of Belmont, Churchill and Santa Anita. As always, be sure to consider this information when taking part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Pimlico Javier Castellano stole the show…

Always Dreaming is daunting but not unbeatable in Preakness

Pimlico hosts the Grade I, $1.5 million Preakness Stakes this Saturday and it drew a field of 10. #4 ALWAYS DREAMING, the Kentucky Derby winner, was installed as the 4-5 morning-line favorite. He’ll rematch with several Derby also-rans as well as some fresh faces looking to make a name for themselves. The field will be…

Pletcher pair are prime contenders in Black-Eyed Susan

The Grade II, $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes is the feature on Friday’s loaded 14-race card at historic Pimlico Racecourse. The 1 1/8-mile dirt event pits 11 three-year-old fillies against each other, many of whom seek their first graded score. The traditional Preakness eve fixture, the Black-Eyed Susan is headlined by 2017 Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Todd…

Weekly jockey review, 5/17/17; oldies golden in golden state

In this week’s review we’ll discuss opening weekend at Monmouth Park and continue to chronicle the jockey battles at Belmont, Churchill and Santa Anita. Be sure to put this information to use in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Irad Ortiz Jr. is unsurprisingly the top rider at “Big Sandy” by both wins (19) and…

Irish invader Zhukova intrigues in Man o’ War

The Grade I, $400,000 Man o’ War Stakes is the feature on a potentially soggy Saturday at Belmont Park. This field of eight will have their mettle tested at 1 3/8 miles on a grass course that’s likely to be listed as yielding or soft. Post time for the Man o’ War, the eighth of…

Kimbear is back to sprinting in Laz Barrera

The Grade III, $100,000 Laz Barrera Stakes for three-year-old sprinters is the Saturday feature at Santa Anita. A talented field of six will line up at the gate at approximately 6:00 p.m. EST for the day’s fifth of nine races. The Laz Barrera will be run at seven furlongs on the main oval. Be sure…

Weekly jockey review, 5/10/17; Derby day results and more

Kentucky Derby week was a busy one throughout the country; see which jockeys made moves in the standings at their respective tracks here. And don’t forget to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Churchill Corey Lanerie jumped in front with three wins on opening Saturday and continued to build momentum during Churchill’s biggest week…