Weekly jockey review, 8/1/18; Saez scores early and often at Saratoga

Time to reveal which jockeys stayed hot, which picked up steam, and which are struggling after two weeks of racing at Saratoga and Del Mar. We’ll also review some of the action from Haskell Day at Monmouth Park. Don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game this weekend! Saratoga Luis Saez got lost in…

Stellar Wind should breeze through Breeders’ Cup Distaff

The $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff headlines the action on Day 1 of the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar! Eight excellent fillies and mares will go in this 1 1/8-mile dirt challenge. Post time for the Distaff, the ninth of 10 races on Friday’s program, is 7:35 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part in…

Vale Dori, Stellar Wind square off again in Clement L. Hirsch

The Grade I, 300,000 Clement L. Hirsch is the feature race at Del Mar this Sunday. A field of five has assembled for this 1 1/16th-mile test over the main course. Multiple stakes winner VALE DORI will attempt to avenge her loss in the Beholder Mile to STELLAR WIND, the defending Hirsch champion. Post time…

Jockey Spotlight: Joe Talamo

Despite being just 26 years of age, Joe Talamo has established himself as one of the west coast’s best riders. Although he has yet to notch a win in the Triple Crown series, his list of accomplishments in Southern California is extensive, including multiple Grade I victories. He even won a Breeders’ Cup race at…