Backyard Heaven should continue win streak in Stephen Foster

The Grade I, $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap is the centerpiece on Saturday night at Churchill Downs. A field of nine older males will do battle over 1 1/8-miles on the main course. The Stephen Foster goes as Race 8 on a stakes-laden 11-race program; post time is 9:39 p.m. EST. Remember to take part in…

Therapist can turn the tables on Maraud in Penn Mile

The Grade II, $500,000 Penn Mile will be renewed for the sixth time at Penn National racecourse on Saturday. The one-mile grass event for three-year-olds drew a highly-qualified field of eight. The Penn Mile goes as Race 9 on an 11-race program; post time is 7:45 p.m. EST. Several noteworthy jockeys will make the trip,…

Goodonehoney is no joke in the Black-Eyed Susan

The Grade II, $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes takes place this Friday at Pimlico Racecourse. A race steeped in tradition, the 1 1/8-mile Black-Eyed Susan attracted 10 three-year-old fillies. Post time for the event, Race 11 of 14 on the day, is 4:48 p.m. EST. Be sure to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game all weekend…

Itsinthepost attempts Elkhorn defense

Older turfers will be in the spotlight in the Elkhorn Stakes this Saturday at Keeneland. The Grade II, $250,000 race will be contested over 1 1/2-miles and features a field of 12. Post time for the Elkhorn, the ninth of 10 races on the day, is 5:30 p.m. EST. Remember to take part in FanXT’s…

Weekly jockey review, 4/18/18; Santana sews up sixth straight Oaklawn title

There was plenty of stakes action last week, including some crucial Kentucky Derby preps. Let’s review some of the nation’s top circuits here from a jockey’s perspective. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. won 10 races over the first five-day racing week of the year at…

Weekly jockey review, 4/11/18

Three crucial Kentucky Derby preps, plus opening weekend at Keeneland, are now behind us. Let’s recap the action here, focusing on which jockeys excelled at their respective circuits. Don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Junior Alvarado, Manny Franco and Kendrick Carmouche are tied atop the leaderboard one week into the spring…

Restoring Hope ready to roll in Wood Memorial

Aqueduct’s road to the Kentucky Derby concludes this Saturday with the 94th running of the Grade II, $750,000 Wood Memorial. A field of nine three-year-olds will vie for 170 Derby points (with 100 going to the winner) over 1 1/8-miles. The Wood Memorial is the 10th race on a stakes-laden 11-race card; approximate post time…

Weekly jockey review, 4/4/18; Saez sizzles at Gulfstream

Three major circuits, Aqueduct, Gulfstream and the Fair Grounds, wrapped up winter meetings this past week; we’ll recap the action here. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco secured his first ever NYRA jockey title with a Saturday riding double. The final margin over Dylan Davis was 61-47….

Weekly jockey review, 3/28/18; Fair Grounds title comes down to the wire

Aqueduct, Gulfstream and the Fair Grounds all wrap up their winter meets this week. We’ll take a look at last week’s action from those locales as well as Santa Anita in this week’s jockey review. Be sure to try out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco has effectively secured leading rider honors at…