Jockey Spotlight: Miguel Mena

It’s hard to believe, but Miguel Mena’s career was almost derailed by alcohol addiction. Fortunately for the talented Peruvian jockey, he was able to get help and is now thriving at the upper echelon of the sport. “I made mistakes,” Mena said in a 2010 interview with the Post-Star. “But I learned from my mistakes…

McCraken clashes with full field in Kentucky Jockey Club

The Grade II, $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes features 12 two-year-olds vying for Kentucky Derby points and graded stakes glory at Churchill Downs on Saturday. The 11th of 12 races, post time for the 1 1/16th mile heat is 5:56 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! #11 MCCRAKEN (7-2,…

Jockey Spotlight: Shaun Bridgmohan

The well-traveled Shaun Bridgmohan is going on 20 years in the saddle, and though he is reducing the volume of mounts he takes on these days, he is still considered by many to be one of the better jockeys in the country. Bridgmohan immigrated to America from Jamaica at age 13 and ‘paid his dues’…

Jockey Spotlight: Corey Lanerie

Corey Lanerie may not have Triple Crown or Breeders’ Cup trophies on his shelf, but he’s been one of the nation’s most consistent riders for the last two decades. Since 1994, Lanerie has won at least 100 races a year and has won numerous riding titles at Lone Star, Sam Houston, Keeneland and Ellis Park…

Jockey Spotlight: Robby Albarado

Robby Albarado has experienced the highs and lows of horse racing multiple times; the 26-year veteran jockey has won several Breeders’ Cup races in addition to the 2007 Preakness Stakes, and has placed numerous times in the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes. But he’s also suffered a bevy of serious injuries, including one that forced…

Frosted looks to give Effinex the cold shoulder in the Whitney

The Grade I, $1.25 million Whitney Stakes is the feature race at Saratoga this Saturday, and owing to the presence of FROSTED, just six horses will go postward for the prestigious mile-and-an-eighth event. As Race 10 on the program, the Whitney has an estimated post time of 6:18 p.m. EST. And don’t forget about FanXT’s…

Cupid takes aim at second straight stakes in West Virginia Derby

Graded stakes glory and a $750,000 purse are on the line in Saturday’s West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer. A full field of 12 will line up at the gate for Race 8 on the all-stakes program, with an estimated post time of 5:21 p.m. EST. This race offers extra points in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey…

Indiana Derby picks and fantasy analysis

Saturday’s Grade II, 500,000 Indiana Derby drew a solid cast of 12 three-year-olds. They’ll go one-and-one-sixteenth miles over the Indiana Grand oval when the latch springs on the program’s ninth race (approximately 9:41 p.m. EST). Remember to use this preview in determining your picks for FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! The two horses with the…

I’m a Chatterbox is the talk of the Delaware Handicap

Delaware Park is the site for the Grade I, 750,000 Delaware Handicap this Saturday; a compact field of six fillies and mares has assembled for this mile-and-a-quarter test. Going as Race 9, post time for the crown jewel of the Delaware Park meeting is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. EST. Be sure to get involved in…

Smile Sprint, Princess Rooney headline Saturday card at Gulfstream

A pair of Grade II events each worth $250,000, the Smile Sprint and the Princess Rooney, will take place this Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Florida. The former goes as Race 10 at approximately 4:58 p.m. EST, while the latter will be Race 12, scheduled for 6:02 p.m. EST. Of course, these and the other…