Weekly Jockey Review 10/12/17; Desormeaux dominates at Santa Anita

Here’s a review of last week’s coast-to-coast thoroughbred action from a jockey standpoint. See which riders are hot and which are not as October rolls along. And as always, feel free to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Irad Ortiz Jr. has usurped command of the Belmont jockey battle, winning nine races over…

Weekly jockey review, 9/13/17; Leparoux leaves his competition behind

This week’s jockey review will focus on Belmont’s opening weekend along with Kentucky Downs and Los Alamitos. See which riders are running hot and cold at their respective circuits, and don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Javier Castellano got off to a great start at Belmont, winning six times…

Weekly jockey review, 5/10/17; Derby day results and more

Kentucky Derby week was a busy one throughout the country; see which jockeys made moves in the standings at their respective tracks here. And don’t forget to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Churchill Corey Lanerie jumped in front with three wins on opening Saturday and continued to build momentum during Churchill’s biggest week…

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…

Miss Sky Warrior should fight off all foes in Kentucky Oaks

The Grade I, $1 million Kentucky Oaks headlines a spectacular Friday card at Churchill Downs on the eve of the Kentucky Derby. A field of 14 three-year-old fillies will go postward in this prestigious 1 1/8-mile test. Estimated post time for the Oaks, the 11th of 13 races on the day, is 6:12 p.m. EST….

Weekly jockey review, 5/3/17; Rosario rolls to Keeneland rider title

The week before the Kentucky Derby was a busy one as Keeneland ended its spring meet while Churchill and Belmont began new racing seasons. Let’s see which jockeys did best at those tracks while also taking a look at Santa Anita later on. Be sure to take this information into account when playing FanXT’s Daily…

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…

Uncontested out for more in Southwest

The Grade III, $500,000 Southwest Stakes is the feature on President’s Day at Oaklawn Park. The 1 1/16th-mile event is worth 10 Kentucky Derby points to the winner down to one point for fourth place. The race drew 13 runners, including Smarty Jones winner and likely favorite UNCONTESTED. As always, feel free to check out…

Handicap heats on turf and dirt highlight Saturday card at Gulfstream

The Grade I Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap and the Grade II Gulfstream Park Handicap share the spotlight on Saturday. A field of eight will go in the Turf Handicap at 1 1/8-miles, while nine will compete in the one-mile Handicap. Each race carries a purse of $350,000. There will be plenty at stake for the…

LeComte leads the way on Louisiana’s Derby trail

New Orleans’ Fair Grounds racecourse is the site for the Grade III, $200,000 LeComte Stakes this Saturday. A field of 12 with Kentucky Derby ambitions will go a mile and 70 yards on the main oval. Scheduled as the program’s 11th race, post time is estimated at 6:00 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to check out…