Preakness undercard analysis, 5/18/19

The Grade I, $1.5 million Preakness Stakes is just one of several graded events at Pimlico this Saturday. Let’s dive into a pair of those undercard races here. Pimlico Race 10 (Post time: 4:05 p.m. Eastern) The Grade III, $150,000 Gallorette Stakes 1 1/16th-miles on turf #3 THEWAYIAM (10-1) makes her second start at age…

War Story can earn redemption in Charles Town Classic

The Grade II, $1 million Charles Town Classic is set for Saturday at Charles Town racecourse. The 1 1/8-mile handicap heat drew a field of 10 with one also-eligible. Post time for the Charles Town Classic, Race 11 on a stakes-laden 13-race program, is 5:37 p.m. Eastern. #9 WAR STORY (7-2, morning-line favorite) has hit…

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…