Weekly jockey review, 4/10/19; Castellano wins early and often at Keeneland

It was a super Saturday for horse racing, as the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Stakes and Santa Anita Derby were held at Aqueduct, Keeneland and Santa Anita, respectively. Let’s review the results for the week at each circuit, focusing on the top jockey performances. Aqueduct Manny Franco and Jose Lezcano both got off to successful…

Weekly jockey review, 4/3/19; Franco, Ortiz Jr. secure meet titles

The horse racing calendar continues its transition from winter to spring, as Aqueduct and Gulfstream wrapped up their traditional meets, while Santa Anita got back underway on Friday. We’ll highlight notable jockey performances here. Aqueduct Manny Franco put the finishing touches on the Aqueduct winter meet title with a three-win week. All told, he amassed…

Marley’s Freedom, Selcourt to renew rivalry in Beholder

The Grade I, $400,000 Beholder Mile is the feature on the first Saturday card at Santa Anita in four weeks.  A field of seven will line up for this one, led by Santa Monica exacta finishers MARLEY’S FREEDOM and SELCOURT. Post time for the Beholder, Race 9 of a scheduled 10, is 8:28 p.m. EST….

Galilean gets first shot vs. open company in Rebel

Oaklawn Park will be the site for two crucial Kentucky Derby preps on Saturday, as they split their Grade II Rebel Stakes into two divisions. The first division of the 1 1/16th-mile heat, which drew a field of nine, is slated for Race 8. Approximate post time for the $750,000 Rebel is 5:57 p.m. EST….

Vasilika looms large in Buena Vista

Some of the best older fillies and mares of the turf will take center stage on Saturday at Santa Anita in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes. The one-mile heat drew a field of 10 in pursuit of a $200,000 purse. Post time for the Buena Vista, Race 8 on a 10-race program, is 7…

Weekly jockey review, 2/19/19; Ortiz Jr. seizes command at Gulfstream

It’s time to recap the horse racing action from the extended holiday week that featured two Kentucky Derby preps. We’ll make stops across the country highlighting some of the best jockey performances over the last few days. Aqueduct It was a mostly quiet week for Manny Franco, as he won just twice at Aqueduct and…

Vasilika should bounce back in Megahertz

The Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes puts older grass fillies and mares in the spotlight this Monday at Santa Anita. The holiday feature, a two-turn turf mile, drew a field of seven, led by multiple graded stakes winner VASILIKA. Post time for the Megahertz, Race 8 of 10 on the day, is 6:34 p.m. EST….

Weekly jockey review, 1/9/19

It’s time to review the week that was in thoroughbred racing, examining which jockeys did best at their respective circuits. Be sure to consider these trends when participating in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco put forth an exceptional outing at “The Big A,” winning eight races over the three-day week. That included…

Liam the Charmer is most appealing in San Gabriel

The Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes is the feature race this Saturday at Santa Anita. A 1 1/8-mile turf event, the San Gabriel attracted a field of 10. It will go as the seventh of 10 races, with post time estimated for 6:04 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, feel free to…

Californiagoldrush gets the call in American Oaks

The Grade I, $300,000 American Oaks highlights opening Saturday at Santa Anita Park. The 1 1/4-mile turf test will see eight three-year-old fillies go postward. The American Oaks is scheduled as the eighth of 10 races, with an approximate post time of 6:34 p.m. EST. As always, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily…