Improbable far from impossible in Arkansas Derby

The Grade I Arkansas Derby, the final 170-point Kentucky Derby prep, takes place this Saturday at Oaklawn. The 1 1/8-mile dirt event drew a field of 11, led by both of last month’s Rebel division winners, OMAHA BEACH and LONG RANGE TODDY, as well as Bob Baffert’s IMPROBABLE. Post time for the Arkansas Derby, Race…

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….

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…

Classy Cal-breds collide in Derby, Oaks at Santa Anita

The California Cup Derby and California Cup Oaks will be contested this holiday Monday at Santa Anita. The Derby drew just five but features GALILEAN, while the Oaks attracted nine. Without further ado, let’s dig into these co-featured events at “The Great Race Place.” Santa Anita Race 4 (Post time: 5:04 p.m. Eastern) The $200,000…

Weekly jockey review, 12/18/18

It’s time to recap last week’s horse racing action from across the country, focusing on jockey achievements. The ongoing winter meets at Aqueduct and Gulfstream will be discussed, as well as the recently-concluded Los Al meet. As always, be sure to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Junior Alvarado built on his strong start…

Weekly jockey review, 9/26/18

Time to catch up on last week’s horse racing happenings, highlighting the top jockeys at their respective circuits. As always, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Javier Castellano continues to show the way at the Belmont fall meet. He leads John Velazquez, 13-12, after a four-win week that saw…