It’s all about Accelerate in Pacific Classic

Del Mar’s signature summer event, the Grade I, $1 million Pacific Classic, takes place this Saturday. A field of eight, led by potential division champ ACCELERATE, will line up for the 1 1/4-mile heat. Post time for the Pacific Classic, Race 10 of 11 on a stakes-laden program, is 9:43 p.m. EST. In addition to…

Talented Talk Veuve To Me can upset the Alabama

The Grade I, $600,000 Alabama Stakes is the feature race at Saratoga this Saturday. Eight fillies and mares will test their mettle at 1 1/4-miles over the main track. The field is led by multiple graded stakes winner MIDNIGHT BISOU and up-and-comer TALK VEUVE TO ME. Post time for the Alabama, Race 9 on a…

Weekly jockey review, 8/15/18

Saratoga and Del Mar will once again be the focus of the jockey review column, but we’ll also highlight some of the action from Arlington Million weekend in Illinois. As always, be sure to apply this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Saratoga Irad Ortiz Jr. won four stakes last week, two at Saratoga…

‘Dream’ on in Arlington Million

One of the country’s most important turf races, the Grade I Arlington Million, takes place this Saturday. A field of 11 will line up at Arlington Park for the 1 1/4-mile event. Post time for the 36th running of the Million is 7:08 p.m. EST. It will go as the 11th of 12 races. Several…

Possible pace collapse in Fourstardave paves way for Delta Prince

The illustrious Grade I Fourstardave Handicap will be renewed this Saturday at Saratoga. Six runners (excluding the MTO) will vie for a $500,000 purse going one mile on the inner turf course. Post time for the Fourstardave, scheduled as Race 8 on an 11-race program, is 5:02 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering,…

Good Samaritan should spring Whitney upset

The historic Grade I, $1.2 million Whitney Stakes will be renewed for the 91st time at Saratoga this Saturday. The 1 1/8-mile classic drew nine of the best older males in America, led by DIVERSIFY and MIND YOUR BISCUITS. Post time for the Whitney, Race 9 of 11 on the day, is 5:46 p.m. EST….

Class-dropping Cambodia can get back on track in Yellow Ribbon

The Grade II, $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap for grass fillies and mares is the Saturday headliner at Del Mar. The 1 1/16th-mile turf event drew a full field of 12. Post time for the Yellow Ribbon, the eighth of 10 races on the day, is approximately 8:30 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering,…

Rugbyman can tackle West Virginia Derby field

Mountaineer offers three-year-olds a chance to shine in the Grade III, $500,000 West Virginia Derby this Saturday. A field of nine will renew this 1 1/8-mile event. Post time for the West Virginia Derby, Race 8 of 9 on a special afternoon program, is 5:35 p.m. EST. Pay close attention to the jockeys that shipped…

Weekly jockey review, 8/1/18; Saez scores early and often at Saratoga

Time to reveal which jockeys stayed hot, which picked up steam, and which are struggling after two weeks of racing at Saratoga and Del Mar. We’ll also review some of the action from Haskell Day at Monmouth Park. Don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game this weekend! Saratoga Luis Saez got lost in…