Accelerate must deal with McKinzie in Breeders’ Cup Classic

The highly-anticipated Grade I, $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic takes place for the 35th time, with Churchill Downs playing host this Saturday. A field of 14 with two also-eligibles has signed on for this 1 1/4-mile challenge that carries Horse of the Year implications. The Classic goes as Race 11 of 12 on the day,…

Breeders’ Cup Saturday selections, jockey analysis

Eight Breeders’ Cup races will take place at Churchill Downs before the Classic goes off at 5:44 p.m. EST, with the Filly & Mare Sprint kicking off the action at Noon. We’ll dive into a pair of those races here. Be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Churchill Race 5 (Post…

Breeders’ Cup Friday selections, jockey analysis

Two-year-old champions will emerge as the Breeders’ Cup begins on Friday at Churchill Downs. Five races for juveniles, including the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint, comprise Races 5 through 9 on the Churchill card. We’ll discuss two of them here. In addition to watching and wagering, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily…

Tesora seeks stakes score in Autumn Miss

A full field of 14 will contest the Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes at Santa Anita this Saturday. The one-mile turf event for three-year-old fillies is the featured 10th race on an 11-race program. Post time is estimated for 7:40 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, be sure to take part in…

Frostie Anne, Pat On the Back among best bets on Empire Showcase Day

New York-breds will be in the spotlight this Saturday at Belmont Park on Empire Showcase Day. Eight state-bred events, led by the Empire Classic and Empire Distaff, comprise the majority of the 11-race card. First post is 12:30 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Race 9 The…

Longshot looms in wide-open Raven Run

The Grade II, $250,000 Raven Run Stakes is the feature at Keeneland this Saturday. The seven-furlong sprint for fillies drew an oversubscribed field of 16, including two also-eligibles. It goes as the ninth of 10 races on the day, with post time estimated for 5:30 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, be sure…

Weekly jockey review, 10/17/18; Van Dyke soars to top at Santa Anita

The traditional Breeders’ Cup preps are behind us, but the fall meets continue at Belmont, Keeneland and Santa Anita. We’ll review the action at each circuit here, zeroing in on which jockeys are outperforming the competition. As always, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Irad Ortiz Jr. has taken…