Accelerate should ace Awesome Again

The Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes pits six of California’s top older horses in a 1 1/8-mile trip around the main oval at Santa Anita. It goes as the 11th race on a stakes-rich 12-race program; post time is 8 p.m. EST. Extra points are on the line in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game,…

Weekly jockey review, 8/22/18; Van Dyke decimates his Del Mar foes

We had Grade I action on both coasts last weekend; let’s review the drama here, paying careful attention to the achievements of the top riders at Del Mar and Saratoga. Be sure to apply this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Saratoga Irad Ortiz Jr. poured it on at “The Spa” last week, registering…

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…

Accelerate should speed away with the San Diego

The Grade II, $200,000 San Diego Handicap, a prelude to next month’s Grade I, $1 million Pacific Classic, takes place at the historic Del Mar Thoroughbred Club this Saturday. The 1 1/16th-mile heat drew a field of 10, led by multiple Grade I winner ACCELERATE. Post time for the San Diego, Race 7 of 10…

Dr. Dorr goes for Gold Cup at Santa Anita

The Grade I, $500,000 Santa Anita Gold Cup takes place this Saturday at Santa Anita Park. The 1 1/4-mile classic drew a field of seven that combines solid division leaders with some intriguing up-and-comers. The Gold Cup goes as the fifth of nine races on the day, and post time is 5:30 p.m. EST. Don’t…

Prime Attraction a tempting proposition in Santa Anita Handicap

The prestigious Santa Anita Handicap will be renewed this Saturday at Santa Anita Park. The Grade I, $600,000 event drew a field of eight that will test their mettle at 1 1/4-miles. The “Big ‘Cap,” Race 10 on a star-studded 11-race card, goes at approximately 8:00 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to check out FanXT’s Daily…

Stellar Wind should breeze through Breeders’ Cup Distaff

The $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff headlines the action on Day 1 of the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar! Eight excellent fillies and mares will go in this 1 1/8-mile dirt challenge. Post time for the Distaff, the ninth of 10 races on Friday’s program, is 7:35 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part in…

Arrogate, Accelerate, Collected to clash in Pacific Classic

Del Mar’s traditional centerpiece, the Grade I, $1 million Pacific Classic, takes place this Saturday. A field of eight led by ARROGATE, ACCELERATE, and COLLECTED will go 1 1/4-miles on the main oval. Post time for the prestigious event, Race 8 of 11, is set for 8:30 p.m. EST. The Pacific Classic is one of…

It’s all about Arrogate in the San Diego Handicap

The Grade II, $300,000 San Diego Handicap is “must-see TV” this Saturday, as the mighty ARROGATE makes his first start since his impressive victory in the Dubai World Cup. A field of five will go 1 1/16th-miles on Del Mar’s main oval at approximately 9:10 p.m. EST. The San Diego is the ninth of 10…

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…