Basin should prove best in Oaklawn Stakes

Saturday’s feature race at Oaklawn Park is the $200,000 Oaklawn Stakes for three-year-olds. A field of 13 from across the country will go postward in this 1 1/8-mile affair. In addition to the first-place prize money, the winner will also receive an automatic berth to the Preakness Stakes. Post time for the Oaklawn Stakes, Race…

Kimari makes seasonal debut in Purple Martin

The Saturday feature at Oaklawn Park is the $100,000 Purple Martin Stakes, a six-furlong event for three-year-old fillies. The race drew a field of 10, headlined by multiple turf stakes winner KIMARI. The Purple Martin, Race 9 of 10 on the day, has an approximate post time of 6:09 p.m. ET. #1 KIMARI (4-1) intrigues…

Wells Bayou looks strong at square odds in Southwest

The Grade III, $750,000 Southwest Stakes is the feature at Oaklawn Park this Presidents’ Day. The 1/16th-mile heat for three-year-olds, which carries 17 points toward the Kentucky Derby (10-4-2-1 format), drew a field of nine. Post time for the Southwest, Race 9 of 10 on the day, is approximately 5:43 p.m. ET. #1 WELLS BAYOU…

Weekly jockey review, 3/19/19; Rebel day results and more

Oaklawn Park took most of the national attention last week with the split Rebel Stakes on Saturday, but there was also important racing going on at Aqueduct and Gulfstream. Let’s review the results here, noting which jockeys did best. We’ll also include an update on Santa Anita. Aqueduct Manny Franco has all but wrapped up…

Juvenile champ Game Winner makes return in Rebel

The Grade II, $750,000 Rebel Stakes, part of Arkansas’ road to the Kentucky Derby, takes place this Saturday. Oaklawn Park has split the 1 1/16th-mile event into two divisions, the latter of which drew 10 runners. Division two of the Rebel goes as Race 10 of 11, and estimated post time is 7:06 p.m. EST….

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…

River Boyne should keep rolling in Hollywood Derby

A field of 14, led by RIVER BOYNE, will contest Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar. The 1 1/8-mile turf event goes as the seventh of nine races, with post time estimated at 6:30 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! #4 RIVER BOYNE (5-2, morning-line…

Comebacking Battle of Midway can be beaten in Kelso

Seven horses will try their luck in Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park. The one-mile race is a logical stepping stone toward the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile in November. Going as Race 8 on a 10-race program, the Kelso will be run at 5:18 p.m. EST. Remember to play along in FanXT’s…

Weekly jockey review, 3/21/18

We’ll whip around the country in this week’s jockey review, summarizing the action at five different venues. Be sure to take note of who’s hot and who’s not when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Wins came in bunches for the leading “Big A” jockeys last week. Manny Franco extended his newfound lead to…