Thunder Snow gets shot at redemption in Jockey Club Gold Cup

Eight top older horses will try their hand in the Grade I, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup this Saturday at Belmont Park. The 1 1/4-mile classic goes as the 10th of 11 races on a program stacked with stakes. Post time for the Gold Cup is estimated for 5:50 p.m. EST. As always, be sure…

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…

Fear The Cowboy can upset the Charles Town Classic

The 10th annual Charles Town Classic will be held this Saturday at West Virginia’s Charles Town oval. The Grade II, $1.2 million event will be contested over 1 1/8-miles and drew a field of seven older males. The Charles Town Classic goes as Race 11 on a 13-race card; approximate post time is 5:36 p.m….

Weekly jockey review, 4/26/17; Irad alone atop Aqueduct standings

Let’s review the week that was in horse racing and see which jockeys excelled and which have been unlucky. Be sure to weigh this information if you’re playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. wrapped up another NYRA riding title with an impressive month of April at “The Big A.” Ortiz led…

Stanford seeks second straight Charles Town Classic

Charles Town’s biggest event of the year, the Grade II, $1.25 million Charles Town Classic, is scheduled for this Saturday. A field of eight hailing from all parts of the country has assembled for this lucrative stake. Two of the entrants, favored STANFORD and second-choice IMPERATIVE, have won this race before, and STANFORD is the…

Jockey Spotlight: Cornelio Velasquez

For over a decade, New York horseplayers have seen Cornelio Velasquez’s name near the top of the jockey standings at almost every NYRA meet. He’s won multiple riding titles at Aqueduct and won the Angel Cordero award for earning the most wins at Saratoga in 2007. Velasquez, who’s ridden over 3,000 winners in the states…

Met Mile headlines Belmont Stakes undercard

The Grade I $1.5 million Belmont Stakes is the centerpiece of Saturday’s 13-race extravaganza at Belmont Park, but it is just one of six races worth over $500,000 is purse money on their Saturday program. Accordingly, the lucrative purses have drawn some high quality fields, with many of them containing ten horses or more. He’s…