Practical Joke should get perfect setup in Cigar Mile

The last Grade I of the year in New York, the $750,000 Cigar Mile, takes place this Saturday at Aqueduct. The main-track handicap drew a field of 10 looking to end their 2017 campaign on a high note. The last of 10 races on a spectacular card, the Cigar will go off at 4:16 p.m….

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…

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…

High-octane two-year-olds clash in Bob Hope

The Grade III, $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes anchors the action at Del Mar this Saturday. The seven-furlong dirt dash drew six juvenile sprinters, led by multiple stakes winner RUN AWAY and Bob Baffert up-and-comer MOURINHO. They’ll also have to deal with Speakeasy Stakes winner BEAUTIFUL SHOT. The Bob Hope goes as Race 5 with an…

Collected can claim victory in Breeders’ Cup Classic

The 34th Breeders’ Cup Classic takes place this Saturday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Some of the world’s most accomplished handicap horses, including GUN RUNNER and ARROGATE, will test their mettle at 1 1/4-miles on dirt. The field of 11 will go postward at approximately 8:35 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering,…

Breeders’ Cup Saturday undercard selections, jockey analysis

Nine Breeders’ Cup champions will be crowned on Saturday at Del Mar! The action commences at 3:00 p.m. EST with the Juvenile Fillies and runs until 8:35 p.m. EST, when the Classic is set to go off. We have analysis of a few of those pre-Classic races here. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s…

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…

Sharp Samurai should emerge on top in Twilight Derby

The Grade II, $200,000 Twilight Derby headlines the action on the final Saturday card of the Santa Anita fall meet. The 1 1/8-mile turf clash drew an accomplished field of 11. Going as Race 9 on an 11-race program, post time is estimated at 7:19 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily…