Breeders’ Cup undercard selections, 11/2/19

The run-up to the Breeders’ Cup Classic features multiple million-dollar races with full fields. We’ll preview a pair of them below. Santa Anita Race 9 (Post time: 6:20 p.m. ET) The Grade I, $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Mile One mile on turf #5 TRUE VALOUR (20-1) could be sitting on a lifetime-best effort in the Breeders’…

Weekly jockey review, 8/28/19; Travers day recap and more

The prestigious summer meets at Saratoga and Del Mar have boiled down to their final week. We’ll set the stage for the finale here, focusing mainly on the highlights from Travers weekend at “The Spa.” Saratoga Jose Ortiz’s lead at “The Spa” was cut into by his older brother, Irad, setting things up for an…

Elate seeks second straight Delaware Handicap win

The Grade II, $750,000 Delaware Handicap, the highlight of the Delaware Park meeting, is set for Saturday. A field of nine fillies and mares will do battle over a demanding 1 1/4-miles on the main course. Post time for the Delaware Handicap, Race 8 of nine on the day, is 5:25 p.m. ET. #7 ELATE…

Weekly jockey review, 6/19/19; Bejarano wins 4,000th race

There were graded stakes galore offered at Churchill Downs last week, while one rider attained a prestigious personal milestone at Santa Anita. Let’s go over all the action from thoroughbred racing from last week, focusing on jockey achievements. Belmont Jose Lezcano maintains a comfortable lead at the Belmont spring/summer meeting that ends in three weeks….

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…

Come Dancing is inviting proposition in Beldame

The Grade I, $400,000 Beldame Stakes is the feature at Belmont Park this Saturday. Eight distaffers will do battle over 1 1/8-miles on the main track. Post time for the Beldame, Race 8 of 11 on the day, is 4:25 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, be sure to check out FanXT’s Daily…

Weekly jockey review, 7/18/18; Belmont, Los Al wrap-ups

Saratoga and Del Mar open for business this week! But first, we’ll review the action from last week at some other circuits. We’ll see which jockeys are riding hot at the moment here. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Irad Ortiz Jr. prevailed in the spring/summer meet at Belmont…

Elate should make her backers happy in Delaware Handicap

Delaware Park’s centerpiece event, the Grade II, $750,000 Delaware Handicap, takes place this Saturday. The 1 1/4-mile event drew a field of nine older fillies and mares led by multiple Grade I winner ELATE. Post time for the Delaware Handicap, Race 9 of 10 on the day, is 5:35 p.m. EST. As always, be sure…