War of Will should overwhelm Louisiana Derby field

The Grade I, $1 million Louisiana Derby takes place this Saturday at the historic Fair Grounds racecourse in New Orleans. The 1 1/8-mile race awards 100 Kentucky Derby points to the winner, assuring them a starting spot in the “Run for the Roses.” Second place receives 40 points, third gets 20, and fourth gets 10….

Galilean gets first shot vs. open company in Rebel

Oaklawn Park will be the site for two crucial Kentucky Derby preps on Saturday, as they split their Grade II Rebel Stakes into two divisions. The first division of the 1 1/16th-mile heat, which drew a field of nine, is slated for Race 8. Approximate post time for the $750,000 Rebel is 5:57 p.m. EST….

Jersey Agenda is a breakout candidate in Southwest Stakes

Oaklawn Park’s Presidents Day feature is the Grade III, $500,000 Southwest Stakes, which lured 11 three-year-olds. The second milestone on Arkansas’ road to the Kentucky Derby is worth 10 Derby points to the winner. The 1 1/16th-mile Southwest, the ninth of 10 races on the day at Oaklawn, goes postward at 6:09 p.m. EST. #5…

Still Dreaming seeks Sam F. Davis upset

The Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, Tampa Bay Downs’ local prep for next month’s Tampa Bay Derby, drew a field of 10 in search of vital Kentucky Derby points. A total of 17 are at stake, with 10 being awarded to the winner. The 1 1/16th-mile Sam F. Davis will go as the…

Tackett tackles overflow field of Derby hopefuls in LeComte

Saturday’s Grade III, $200,000 LeComte Stakes commences the Fair Grounds’ road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby. A full field of 14 (with one also-eligible) will go one mile and 70 yards on the main track. A total of 17 Kentucky Derby points are on the line; 10 to first place down to one for fourth….

Taking a shot with Copper Bullet in Malibu Stakes

The Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes for three-year-old sprinters is the opening day feature this Wednesday at Santa Anita. The prestigious seven-furlong stake drew a field of 14 with two also-eligibles. Post time for the Malibu, Race 9 on a stakes-laden 10-race program, is 7 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, be sure…

California’s best two-year-olds to shine in Los Alamitos Futurity, Starlet

Los Alamitos Racecourse hosts two Grade I events this Saturday, as the $300,000 Los Alamitos Futurity and $300,000 Starlet Stakes co-star on a nine-race program. Six two-year-old colts go in the former, and six two-year-old fillies compete in the latter. Each event will be contested at 1 1/16th-miles. In addition to watching and wagering, be…

Vertical Oak should stand tall in Garland of Roses

The $100,000 Garland of Roses Stakes is the feature on the opening Saturday of Aqueduct’s long winter meet. The six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares drew just five, but the race anchors a solid nine-race card. Slated as Race 5, the Garland of Roses is scheduled to go off at 2:17 p.m. EST. Be sure…

Weekly jockey review, 11/27/18; Can Franco or Van Dyke be caught?

Fall meets are winding down across the country, as Churchill bowed out to Turfway, while Aqueduct and Del Mar have just a handful of days left. We’ll recap the Thanksgiving week action here. Don’t forget to apply this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Going into the final week of Aqueduct’s fall meet,…

Seeking the Soul aims for Clark repeat

The Grade I, $500,000 Clark Handicap for older horses is the Friday feature at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/8-mile classic drew a field of nine led by last year’s winner, SEEKING THE SOUL. Post time for the Clark, Race 11 of a scheduled 12, is 5:56 p.m. EST. As always, be sure to take part…