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…

Honorable Duty can capture Clark Handicap

The Grade I, $500,000 Clark Handicap is the feature on “Black Friday” at Churchill Downs. A field of nine will be asked to go 1 1/8-miles over the main track in this prestigious event. Scheduled as the 11th of 12 races on the day, post time for the Clark is 5:56 p.m. EST. Don’t forget…

Dona Bruja can get back on track in Cardinal Handicap

The Grade III, $100,000 Cardinal Handicap is the feature on an 11-race Saturday card at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/8-mile turf heat drew a field of 12 fillies and mares looking to add to their career résumés. Post time for the Cardinal, the 10th race of the day, is 5:24 p.m. EST. As always, be…

Weekly jockey review, 11/15/17; Prat pours it on at Del Mar

Here’s a round-up of who’s riding hot at some of the nation’s preeminent racing venues. These jockeys will look to keep the momentum going as the lucrative Thanksgiving weekend approaches. Don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. springboarded to his customary spot atop the Aqueduct leaderboard after a seven-win…

Weekly jockey review, 10/4/17; Lanerie leaves the competition behind

Time to go over the action at Belmont, Churchill and Santa Anita as Breeders’ Cup prep season continues! Keeneland opens later this week, and that should feature another tense jockey battle as well. See how your favorite riders are doing here, and consider these trends when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Irad Ortiz…

Weekly jockey review, 9/20/17; Churchill regulars on top early

The transitional September season in thoroughbred racing continues as Churchill Downs opens for a quick 11-day meet. Los Alamitos is set to wrap up this week, while Belmont remains in full swing. See which riders are excelling at their respective meets at the moment here. And don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game…

Plenty of value to be had in the Haskell

Monmouth’s biggest race of the year, the Grade I, $1 million Haskell Invitational, takes place this Sunday. Seven three-year-old colts, all of whom participated in the Triple Crown series, will fight it out over 1 1/8th-miles on the main course. The Haskell goes as Race 12 of 14, with an approximate post time of 5:47…