Class-rising Copper Town could prove best in Cigar

The final Grade I of the year in New York, the $750,000 Cigar Mile, is set for Saturday at Aqueduct. Eight handicap horses will try their luck in the one-turn test. Going as Race 9 of 10 on a stakes-laden card, post time for the Cigar is 3:45 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and…

Accelerate must deal with McKinzie in Breeders’ Cup Classic

The highly-anticipated Grade I, $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic takes place for the 35th time, with Churchill Downs playing host this Saturday. A field of 14 with two also-eligibles has signed on for this 1 1/4-mile challenge that carries Horse of the Year implications. The Classic goes as Race 11 of 12 on the day,…

Breeders’ Cup Saturday selections, jockey analysis

Eight Breeders’ Cup races will take place at Churchill Downs before the Classic goes off at 5:44 p.m. EST, with the Filly & Mare Sprint kicking off the action at Noon. We’ll dive into a pair of those races here. Be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Churchill Race 5 (Post…

Tesora seeks stakes score in Autumn Miss

A full field of 14 will contest the Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes at Santa Anita this Saturday. The one-mile turf event for three-year-old fillies is the featured 10th race on an 11-race program. Post time is estimated for 7:40 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, be sure to take part in…

Hofburg is the one to hold off in Pennsylvania Derby

The Grade I, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, Parx’s annual centerpiece event, takes place this Saturday. The prestigious 1 1/8-mile heat for three-year-olds attracted a field of 10. Post time for the Pennsylvania Derby, Race 11 on a lucrative 13-race program, is 5:45 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, be sure to take part…

King Zachary seeks crowning achievement in Travers

The Grade I, $1.25 million Travers Stakes is set for Saturday at Saratoga. A field of 11, led by Haskell winner GOOD MAGIC, will contest this classic event for three-year-olds. The distance for the “Midsummer Derby” is 1 1/4-miles. Going as Race 11 on a 13-race program, the Travers is scheduled for 5:44 p.m. EST….

Hunting Horn has an advantage in Belmont Derby

The Grade I, $1.2 million Belmont Derby highlights the action on Saturday at Belmont Park. A field of nine three-year-old turf males based in America and beyond will go 1 1/4-miles over the lawn. Post time for the Belmont Derby, Race 10 of 11 on “Stars & Stripes Day,” is 6:50 p.m. EST. As always,…

Weekly jockey review, 6/6/18; Belmont, Penn, Santa Anita highlights

Belmont and Penn National shared the spotlight on the east coast on the Saturday before the Belmont Stakes, while Santa Anita featured stakes action out west all weekend long. We’ll see which jockeys fared best here. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Jose Ortiz won six times last week…

Audible should ace the Florida Derby

The Grade I, $1 million Florida Derby brings down the curtain on Gulfstream’s road to the Kentucky Derby this Saturday. The 1 1/8-mile heat offers 170 total points toward “the Run for the Roses,” with the winner receiving 100. A field of nine will compete in the Florida Derby, which goes as the finale on…

Catholic Boy should be convincing winner of Sam F. Davis

The Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, the local stepping stone to the Tampa Bay Derby, is the Saturday feature at Tampa Bay Downs. A field of seven Kentucky Derby aspirants will assemble for this 1 1/16th-mile heat. Post time for the Sam F. Davis, the 10th of 12 races on the card, is…