Wide-open clash in Belmont’s Turf Classic

The Grade I Joe Hirsch Turf Classic headlines the action at Belmont Park this Saturday. A field of 10 with Breeders’ Cup Turf aspirations has assembled for this 1 1/2-mile contest. The Joe Hirsch goes as the 10th and final race of the day at Belmont; estimated post time is 5:45 p.m. EST. Be sure…

Santa Anita “Win & You’re In Day” selections, jockey analysis

Santa Anita Park plays host to five Grade I stakes on Saturday, all of which are Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” events. We’ll go over a couple of those races here. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Santa Anita Race 9 The Grade I $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes The…

Weekly jockey review, 9/27/17; Castellano in command at Belmont

Time for a review of the week that was in horse racing from a jockey perspective. See who’s riding well as September rolls on and don’t forget about FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game this weekend! Belmont Javier Castellano continues to hold the lead at the Belmont fall meeting with 16 victories. He won five times…

West Coast seeks another east coast win in Pennsylvania Derby

The Grade I, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby is this Saturday’s feature race at Parx. Travers winner WEST COAST leads a cast of 10 three-year-old colts who will head postward at approximately 5:45 p.m. EST. The Pennsylvania Derby is the 11th race on a 13-race program that also features the Grade I, $1 million Cotillion. Several…

‘Divining’ a winner in Kelso Handicap

Belmont hosts the Grade II, $300,000 Kelso Handicap, a logical prep for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, this Saturday. The one-mile Kelso, Race 9 on a 10-race card, drew a field of six. Estimated post time is 5:45 p.m. EST. Be sure to study this race carefully if you’re playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game!…

Weekly jockey review, 9/20/17; Churchill regulars on top early

The transitional September season in thoroughbred racing continues as Churchill Downs opens for a quick 11-day meet. Los Alamitos is set to wrap up this week, while Belmont remains in full swing. See which riders are excelling at their respective meets at the moment here. And don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game…

World Approval looks the part in Woodbine Mile

The Grade I, $800,000 Woodbine Mile is the centerpiece on a terrific 13-race card at Woodbine this Saturday. Twelve titans of the turf have signed on to do battle in this one, several hailing from across the pond. The Woodbine Mile will be Race 12, with an approximate post time of 6:34 p.m. EST. Several…

Sky’s the limit for Fifty Five in Sands Point

The Grade II, $400,000 Sands Point Stakes is the feature race at Belmont this Saturday. A field of 10 (with one MTO) three-year-old fillies has assembled for this 1 1/8th-mile grass test. Post time for the Sands Point, the ninth of 10 races on the day, is 5:45 p.m. EST. As always, be sure to…

Awesome Banner gets the call in De Francis Dash

The Grade III De Francis Dash drew seven stout sprinters for a six-furlong clash on Laurel Park’s main oval. Some of the east coast’s best short-distance runners will line up for the start at approximately 5:10 p.m. EST. The De Francis Dash is the ninth of 12 races on the day at Laurel. In addition…

Weekly jockey review, 9/13/17; Leparoux leaves his competition behind

This week’s jockey review will focus on Belmont’s opening weekend along with Kentucky Downs and Los Alamitos. See which riders are running hot and cold at their respective circuits, and don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Javier Castellano got off to a great start at Belmont, winning six times…