Accelerate must deal with McKinzie in Breeders’ Cup Classic

The highly-anticipated Grade I, $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic takes place for the 35th time, with Churchill Downs playing host this Saturday. A field of 14 with two also-eligibles has signed on for this 1 1/4-mile challenge that carries Horse of the Year implications. The Classic goes as Race 11 of 12 on the day,…

Accelerate should ace Awesome Again

The Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes pits six of California’s top older horses in a 1 1/8-mile trip around the main oval at Santa Anita. It goes as the 11th race on a stakes-rich 12-race program; post time is 8 p.m. EST. Extra points are on the line in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game,…

Thunder Snow gets shot at redemption in Jockey Club Gold Cup

Eight top older horses will try their hand in the Grade I, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup this Saturday at Belmont Park. The 1 1/4-mile classic goes as the 10th of 11 races on a program stacked with stakes. Post time for the Gold Cup is estimated for 5:50 p.m. EST. As always, be sure…

Honorable Duty can capture Clark Handicap

The Grade I, $500,000 Clark Handicap is the feature on “Black Friday” at Churchill Downs. A field of nine will be asked to go 1 1/8-miles over the main track in this prestigious event. Scheduled as the 11th of 12 races on the day, post time for the Clark is 5:56 p.m. EST. Don’t forget…

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,…

Gun Runner should run away with Woodward

The Grade I, $750,000 Woodward Stakes is the headliner for this year’s final Saturday card at Saratoga. Breeders’ Cup Classic contender GUN RUNNER is matched up against just four others for this 1 1/8-mile test. Post time for the Woodward, the 11th of 12 races on the program, is 6:46 p.m. EST. Be sure to…

Arrogate, Accelerate, Collected to clash in Pacific Classic

Del Mar’s traditional centerpiece, the Grade I, $1 million Pacific Classic, takes place this Saturday. A field of eight led by ARROGATE, ACCELERATE, and COLLECTED will go 1 1/4-miles on the main oval. Post time for the prestigious event, Race 8 of 11, is set for 8:30 p.m. EST. The Pacific Classic is one of…

It’s all about Arrogate in the San Diego Handicap

The Grade II, $300,000 San Diego Handicap is “must-see TV” this Saturday, as the mighty ARROGATE makes his first start since his impressive victory in the Dubai World Cup. A field of five will go 1 1/16th-miles on Del Mar’s main oval at approximately 9:10 p.m. EST. The San Diego is the ninth of 10…

Gun Runner sets sights on Stephen Foster

The Grade I, $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap is the headliner on a special Saturday night card at Churchill Downs. Eight runners will step into the gate at approximately 9:43 p.m. EST for the program’s eighth of the evening. They’ll go 1 1/8-miles on Churchill’s main oval. GUN RUNNER (4-5, morning-line favorite) is the highweight and…

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…