Lightly-raced Hofburg holds value in Kentucky Derby

After months of anticipation, the Grade I, $2 million Kentucky Derby will be held this Saturday at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/4-mile classic drew a field of 20 with one also-eligible. Post time for the Derby, Race 12 of 14 on the day, is 6:50 p.m. EST. Many of America’s top jockeys will be present,…

Classic Empire is favored in potentially chaotic Kentucky Derby

The first Saturday in May is quickly approaching, which means the Grade I, $2 million Kentucky Derby is nearly here. Churchill Downs, as usual, will be the site for arguably the most prestigious horse race on the calendar. A full field of 20 three-year-old colts will line up for the ten-furlong challenge on the main…

‘Hedge’ your bets in Illinois Derby

After a one-year hiatus, the Grade III Illinois Derby is back at Hawthorne. The 1 1/8th-mile challenge will pit seven three-year-olds against each other in pursuit of a $250,000 purse. The race could also serve as a stepping stone toward a start in the Preakness Stakes. Post time for the Illinois Derby, the fifth race…

Weekly jockey review, 4/19/17; Santana on top at Oaklawn again

Time to review the results at the nation’s premier tracks and see which jockeys are on top of their games. As always, be sure to review this information before playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. won five races at “The Big A” despite riding there only two days. Ortiz Jr. racked…

Longshots loom in Arkansas Derby

A field of 12 will line up at the gate for the 81st running of the Grade I, $1 million Arkansas Derby this Saturday. The Kentucky Derby aspirants will go 1 1/8 miles over the Oaklawn Park oval. 100 Derby points will be awarded to the winner, virtually assuring that colt a spot in the…

Jockey Spotlight: Ricardo Santana Jr.

Ricardo Santana Jr. is an up-and-coming rider from Panama that’s making a name for himself at America’s top racing venues. He got his start at Delaware Park in 2009, and by 2012, he was the venue’s leading rider. In 2013, Santana won his first of four straight riding titles at Oaklawn, and he’s there again…

Cupid takes aim at second straight stakes in West Virginia Derby

Graded stakes glory and a $750,000 purse are on the line in Saturday’s West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer. A full field of 12 will line up at the gate for Race 8 on the all-stakes program, with an estimated post time of 5:21 p.m. EST. This race offers extra points in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey…