Sprint stakes galore on Saturday at Gulfstream, Santa Anita

Gulfstream Park plays host to the “Summit of Speed” this Saturday, co-anchored by the Grade II Princess Rooney and the Grade III Smile Sprint. Both events carry a $250,000 purse and are “Win and You’re In” races for the Breeders’ Cup in November. The Princess Rooney is for fillies and mares going seven furlongs, while…

Think ‘Bigger’ in the United Nations

Monmouth Park hosts one of the summer’s biggest turf races, the Grade I United Nations Stakes, this Saturday. A field of nine will go 1 3/8-miles in pursuit of a $300,000 purse. The United Nations is the last of 11 races on the day, and estimated post time is 5:57 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to…

Unchained Melody should whistle on home in the Mother Goose

The Grade II, $250,000 Mother Goose Stakes for three-year-old fillies is the feature at Belmont Park this Saturday. Seven runners will go 1 1/16 miles on the main course at approximately 5:50 p.m. EST. It’s the ninth race on a 10-race program at “Big Sandy.” In addition to watching and wagering, be sure to try…

Weekly jockey review, 6/28/17; Roman reigns supreme at Santa Anita

We are entering the waning days of some of the country’s major race meetings, including Churchill and Santa Anita. Belmont will be wrapping up in less than a month, and before you know it, Del Mar and Saratoga will be open for business! Let’s review the week that was in horse racing and shed light…

Santa Anita selections, jockey analysis for 6/24/17

The Affirmed Stakes and Precisionist Stakes highlight the action at Santa Anita this Saturday. Three-year-olds will throw it down in the Affirmed, led by Kentucky Derby third-place finisher BATTLE OF MIDWAY, while older horses will do battle in the Precisionist. Both are Grade III events carrying $100,000 purses, and both go at 1 1/16th-miles on…

Girvin’s a slam dunk in Ohio Derby

The Grade III, $500,000 Ohio Derby takes place at Thistledown this Saturday. A field of nine colts (seven betting interests) looking to establish themselves in the second half of their sophomore campaigns will line up for this 1 1/8-mile test. They’ll go in the gate at about 5:30 p.m. EST for the program’s eighth of…

Weekly jockey review, 6/21/17; all hail Hernandez

Let’s review the week that was in horse racing and see which jockeys are presently in front of the pack. We’ll discuss the action at some of the major circuit meetings currently taking place, including Belmont, Churchill and Santa Anita. As always, be sure to apply this information when taking part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy…

Projected should prevail in Poker Stakes

The Grade III, $300,000 Poker Stakes is the Father’s Day feature at Belmont Park. Chad Brown sends out a troika for this one-mile turf test, including likely favorite PROJECTED. The Poker will go as Race 8 on a 10-race Sunday program, with post time estimated for 5:13 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part in…

Gun Runner sets sights on Stephen Foster

The Grade I, $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap is the headliner on a special Saturday night card at Churchill Downs. Eight runners will step into the gate at approximately 9:43 p.m. EST for the program’s eighth of the evening. They’ll go 1 1/8-miles on Churchill’s main oval. GUN RUNNER (4-5, morning-line favorite) is the highweight and…

Weekly jockey review, 6/14/17; Mike Smith’s momentous Belmont Stakes day

The Belmont Stakes dominated the horse racing headlines this week, so we’ll spend plenty of time discussing the action there. We’ll also pay a visit to Churchill and Santa Anita to see how their jockey standings are shaping up. As always, be sure to put this information to use when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey…