Derby points up for grabs in Gotham Stakes

Aqueduct hosts their penultimate Kentucky Derby prep, the Grade III, $300,000 Gotham Stakes, this Saturday. A field of 11 has assembled for this one-turn mile on the main course that carries 85 Derby points. Post time for the Gotham, the finale on a 10-race program, is 5:42 p.m. ET. #10 UNTITLED (4-1) was fourth in…

Belmont Empire Showcase Day picks and plays; 10/19/19

The best of the New York-breds will be front-and-center at beautiful Belmont Park this Saturday. Eight state-bred stakes worth over $1 million combined are on the slate. FanXT will dive into a pair of these races below. Belmont Race 4 (Post time: 1:59 p.m. ET) The $200,000 Mohawk Stakes 1 1/16th-miles on turf #3 VOODOO…

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…

Weekly jockey review, 3/13/19; Derby prep results, Santa Anita news and more

Most of thoroughbred racing’s preeminent winter meetings rolled on last week, with Santa Anita being a notable exception. Fortunately for fans and horsemen, “The Great Race Place” is tentatively scheduled to re-open on Mar. 22. Let’s go over the results from last week, paying close attention to racing from New York and Florida. Aqueduct Manny…

Moretti is most appealing in Withers

Aqueduct’s road to the Kentucky Derby continues on Saturday with the Grade III, $250,000 Withers Stakes. The 1 1/8-mile challenge drew a field of seven in search of valuable Kentucky Derby points. The Withers will be run as Race 9 of 10 on the day, with post time scheduled for 4:30 p.m. EST. Be sure…

Weekly jockey review, 1/23/19; Prat pulls away at Santa Anita

This week’s jockey review remains focused on the winter racing at Aqueduct, Gulfstream and Santa Anita. Be sure to study the results carefully before Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup, and don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco recorded a seven-win week to pull clear of Junior Alvarado, 40-34. Franco was shut…

Weekly jockey review, 1/2/19; praise for Prat, Rosario

It’s time to review the thoroughbred racing action from the holiday week, zeroing in on jockey achievements. Stops will be made from coast to coast. As always, be sure to apply this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Junior Alvarado continues to lead all riders at Aqueduct, as he sits at 24 victories….

Weekly jockey review, 12/12/18

Winter racing has arrived in full force, with Aqueduct and Gulfstream settling into their respective schedules. As for the west coast, Los Alamitos’ short December session is underway. Here’s an update on the performances of some of the top jockeys at those circuits. Be sure to study this information carefully if you’re playing FanXT’s Daily…

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…

Momentum is with Runaway Lute in Fall Highweight

Aqueduct’s traditional Thanksgiving Day feature, the Fall Highweight, anchors the action on Thursday. A field of nine sprinters will pack on a few extra pounds for this Grade III, $200,000 handicap. Post time for the six-furlong Fall Highweight, the eighth of nine races on the day, is 3:20 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part…