Lanerie returns to Ellis Park to highlight strong jockey colony

With the final night of the Churchill Downs spring meet being held Saturday, the Kentucky thoroughbred racing industry moves its attention to Henderson with Saturday afternoon’s start of the Ellis Park meet. The meet, which lasts 30 days (July 2-September 5), returns 10-time Churchill Downs leading rider Corey Lanerie. Riding the past two summers at…

Make it two straight for jockey Trevor McCarthy.

The 22-year-old McCarthy came from behind to take six winners over the past three days during closing weekend at Baltimore-based Pimlico Race Course to earn his second consecutive meet title in Maryland this season. Live racing moves from Pimlico to Laurel Park beginning this Friday, July 1. “It’s awesome. It’s a great feeling, especially because…

Watch out for travel, injuries and scratches

There are plenty of opportunities this weekend to find jockeys that will give you great value because of situations with some of the top jockeys in the nation. Whether they are hurt, suspended for traveling to ride in stakes at tracks that will not give them points in the game, if you pay attention you…

EURO June 23rd

One of the challenges of selecting Cristiano Ronaldo and his $13,880 price tag is building around him since he essentially counts as two people with his salary. Yet in the final set of group matches at the Euro Championships, help in picking a DFS lineup for FanXT comes from an unlikely source: Italy. The Azzurri…

These picks cover the matches for June 21, using a 4-4-2 formation and salary cap of $90,000 as part of Fan XT’s Daily Fantasy rules for the European Championships.

Goalkeeper: Petr Cech, Czech Republic ($7,750). There are a pair of quality options among the eight keepers in Cech and Poland’s Lukasz Fabianski, who is slightly lower priced at $7,340. Both are facing winless and scoreless teams in Turkey and Ukraine, respectively, but given the Turks have put only two shots on goal in two…