Arklow leads win-starved Joe Hirsch field

The Grade I, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic highlights Saturday’s card at Belmont Park. The 1 1/2 event drew a field of seven with Breeders’ Cup Turf aspirations. Post time for the Joe Hirsch, Race 9 of 11 on the day, is 4:50 p.m. ET. #5 ARKLOW (3-1) has had a bit of bad luck…

Weekly jockey review, 8/28/19; Travers day recap and more

The prestigious summer meets at Saratoga and Del Mar have boiled down to their final week. We’ll set the stage for the finale here, focusing mainly on the highlights from Travers weekend at “The Spa.” Saratoga Jose Ortiz’s lead at “The Spa” was cut into by his older brother, Irad, setting things up for an…

Weekly jockey review, 07/31/19

Racing continues at the two most prestigious meets of the summer, Saratoga and Del Mar. FanXT highlights the jockey achievements at those respective circuits below as well as Monmouth Park. Saratoga Jose Ortiz leads all riders at “The Spa” with 18 wins after three weeks of racing. He piloted six victors last week, including Highest…

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…

Camelot Kitten can claw past Hollywood Derby field

The Grade I, $300,000 Hollywood Derby highlights Del Mar’s closing Saturday card. Going as the seventh of nine races (estimated post time 6:30 p.m. EST), the Hollywood Derby features 12 three-year-olds going nine furlongs on turf. This is a great betting race, but be sure to play along in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game too!…

Effinex, Hoppertunity square off in Jockey Club Gold Cup

The Grade I, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup is the highlight of “Super Saturday” at Belmont Park, which features a total of seven stakes on an 11-race card. The Gold Cup goes as the 10th race on the program with an approximate post time of 5:23 p.m. EST. Be sure to get involved in…