Lightly-raced Hofburg holds value in Kentucky Derby

After months of anticipation, the Grade I, $2 million Kentucky Derby will be held this Saturday at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/4-mile classic drew a field of 20 with one also-eligible. Post time for the Derby, Race 12 of 14 on the day, is 6:50 p.m. EST. Many of America’s top jockeys will be present,…

On Leave, Kurilov offer solid odds in Derby undercard stakes

Churchill Downs’ 14-race Kentucky Derby card is riddled with graded stakes, and we’ll discuss a couple of them here. If you’re looking for FanXT’s coverage of the Kentucky Derby itself, click here. Don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game this weekend! Churchill Race 7: The Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile #9 ON…

Midnight Bisou looms large in Kentucky Oaks

The Grade I, $1 million Kentucky Oaks is Friday’s feature at Churchill Downs on the eve of the Kentucky Derby. The historic 1 1/8-mile stake drew a field of 14. The Kentucky Oaks field goes postward at approximately 6:12 p.m. EST for the 11th of 13 races on the program. With many top riders in…

Heart to Heart seeks elusive Grade I in Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap

The Grade I, $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap will take center stage on Gulfstream’s Saturday program. A field of eight grass greats will duke it out over nine furlongs in pursuit of Grade I glory. Post time for the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, going as Race 9 of 12, is 4:10 p.m. EST. As always,…

Enticed a tempting bet in Holy Bull

The Grade II, $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes is the Saturday feature at Gulfstream Park. A field of 11 three-year-old colts will line up for this 1 1/16th-mile test. The Holy Bull is worth 10 Kentucky Derby points to the winner, down to one point for running fourth. Post time for the Holy Bull, the finale…

Instilled Regard looks live in LeComte

The Grade III, $200,000 LeComte Stakes, the first stepping stone in Louisiana toward the Kentucky Derby, is the Saturday feature at the Fair Grounds. A full field of 14 (and one also-eligible) will crowd the gate for this one mile and 70-yard test. Post time for the LeComte, the ninth of 13 races, is set…

Weekly jockey review, 11/29/17; Lanerie, Prat wrap up meet titles

It’s time to review the thoroughbred action from Thanksgiving week! See which jockeys are riding high going into December. And don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco has a narrow lead over the Ortiz brothers after a six-win week at “The Big A.” That included an 11-1 upset…