Weekly jockey review, 8/15/18

Saratoga and Del Mar will once again be the focus of the jockey review column, but we’ll also highlight some of the action from Arlington Million weekend in Illinois. As always, be sure to apply this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Saratoga Irad Ortiz Jr. won four stakes last week, two at Saratoga…

‘Dream’ on in Arlington Million

One of the country’s most important turf races, the Grade I Arlington Million, takes place this Saturday. A field of 11 will line up at Arlington Park for the 1 1/4-mile event. Post time for the 36th running of the Million is 7:08 p.m. EST. It will go as the 11th of 12 races. Several…

Dona Bruja can get back on track in Cardinal Handicap

The Grade III, $100,000 Cardinal Handicap is the feature on an 11-race Saturday card at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/8-mile turf heat drew a field of 12 fillies and mares looking to add to their career résumés. Post time for the Cardinal, the 10th race of the day, is 5:24 p.m. EST. As always, be…

Weekly jockey review, 8/16/17; Prat’s producing at Del Mar

Time once again to review the action from the week in horse racing and see which jockeys are riding high at the moment. Saratoga and Del Mar are still in full swing, so we’ll focus our attention there. As always, be sure to use this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Del Mar Evin…

Deauville tops accomplished Arlington Million cast

A field of 12 will assemble for the 35th running of the Grade I Arlington Million. The 1 1/4-mile turf classic goes as Race 11 on a 12-race program this Saturday at Arlington Park. Post time is estimated at 7:19 p.m. EST. A strong foreign contingent is present in the Arlington Million, as usual, but…

Dacita, Sea Calisi stand out in New York Stakes

The Grade II, $500,000 New York Stakes is the Friday feature at Belmont Park on the eve of the Belmont Stakes. Nine older fillies and mares will compete in the program’s ninth of the day at approximately 5:14 p.m. EST. They’ll go 1 1/4-miles on Belmont’s inner turf course. Some of the game’s preeminent grass…

Jockey Spotlight: Junior Alvarado

Junior Alvarado has dreamed big all his life, and his dreams have become reality since he took out his jockey’s license in 2007. Alvarado has won eight Grade I races since coming to America, and has forged key partnerships with trainers Bill Mott, Kiaran McLaughlin and Christophe Clement, among others. Alvarado was inspired to become…

The Pizza Man pursues Arlington Million repeat

The Grade I Arlington Million is set to be contested this Saturday at Arlington Park in Illinois. A stacked field of 12 will go 1 1/4 miles on the turf course; estimated post time is 6:09 p.m. EST (Race 9 on the program). Don’t forget to try out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game if you…

Jockey Spotlight: Julien Leparoux

Julien Leparoux has been one of the country’s best jockeys for over a decade now, riding predominately in the heartland of horse racing; Kentucky. He’s won multiple riding titles at Turfway, Keeneland and Churchill, and while he has yet to win the Kentucky Derby, he’s won just about every stakes race worth winning in the…