Weekly jockey review, 4/5/17; Gulfstream, Fair Grounds finales

A busy week in racing was also one of transition, as Gulfstream Park and Fair Grounds Racecourse concluded their marquee winter meets. We’ll examine the jockey results from the final weeks at those tracks here, as well as the waning days of the Oaklawn and Santa Anita meets and the beginning of the brief Aqueduct…

Weekly jockey review, 3/29/17; all systems go for Gaffalione

As the marquee winter meets draw to a close, let’s take a look at which jockeys can still lay claim to the leading rider title, and which are currently on a hot streak. Be sure to put this information to use when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. put a bow…

Weekly jockey review, 3/8/17; Leparoux leads way at Gulfstream

Time for a review of last week’s races to see which jockeys are shining brightest at the moment. Be sure to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game and use this information to your advantage! Aqueduct There will only be three days of racing per week through March at “The Big A,” so time is…

Jockey Spotlight: Luis Saez

Luis Saez only started riding in America in 2009, but he’s swiftly established himself as one of the best jockeys in the country. A graduate of the Pincay Riding School, which has produced notable riders such as Jose Lezcano and Cornelio Velasquez, Saez won 37 races in his native Panama before making the journey to…

Tempting longshots highlight Travers undercard at Saratoga

There are a total of six Grade I stakes on the Saturday card at Saratoga, which is headlined by the Travers Stakes for three-year-olds. The Travers will be covered in a different article; this is a preview of three of the races on Saturday that will have major implications in the division standings, as well…

Jockey Spotlight: Cornelio Velasquez

For over a decade, New York horseplayers have seen Cornelio Velasquez’s name near the top of the jockey standings at almost every NYRA meet. He’s won multiple riding titles at Aqueduct and won the Angel Cordero award for earning the most wins at Saratoga in 2007. Velasquez, who’s ridden over 3,000 winners in the states…

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…