Weekly jockey review, 11/29/17; Lanerie, Prat wrap up meet titles

It’s time to review the thoroughbred action from Thanksgiving week! See which jockeys are riding high going into December. And don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco has a narrow lead over the Ortiz brothers after a six-win week at “The Big A.” That included an 11-1 upset…

Sharp Samurai should emerge on top in Twilight Derby

The Grade II, $200,000 Twilight Derby headlines the action on the final Saturday card of the Santa Anita fall meet. The 1 1/8-mile turf clash drew an accomplished field of 11. Going as Race 9 on an 11-race program, post time is estimated at 7:19 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily…

Weekly Jockey Review 10/12/17; Desormeaux dominates at Santa Anita

Here’s a review of last week’s coast-to-coast thoroughbred action from a jockey standpoint. See which riders are hot and which are not as October rolls along. And as always, feel free to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Irad Ortiz Jr. has usurped command of the Belmont jockey battle, winning nine races over…

Weekly jockey review, 8/9/17; Saratoga, Del Mar updates

Racing continues at Saratoga and Del Mar, and there was plenty of movement going on in the jockey standings. Catch up on how your favorite jockeys are doing here, and don’t forget to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Del Mar Apprentice Evin Roman remains atop the leaderboard with another week at Del Mar…

Avenge looms large in Yellow Ribbon Handicap

Del Mar has another exciting card set for Saturday which features the Grade II, $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap. AVENGE, one of the leaders in the female turf division, leads a cast of seven going 1 1/16-miles. Post time for the Yellow Ribbon, the eighth of 10 races at Del Mar, is 8:33 p.m. EST. As…

Weekly jockey review, 7/26/17; off and running at Saratoga, Del Mar

The nation’s top two summer venues for racing, Saratoga and Del Mar, opened for business last week to much fanfare. There’s plenty to discuss regarding jockey performances from those two tracks, so let’s get right to it. Don’t forget to apply this information when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Del Mar Rafael Bejarano is…

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…

Weekly jockey review, 5/17/17; oldies golden in golden state

In this week’s review we’ll discuss opening weekend at Monmouth Park and continue to chronicle the jockey battles at Belmont, Churchill and Santa Anita. Be sure to put this information to use in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Irad Ortiz Jr. is unsurprisingly the top rider at “Big Sandy” by both wins (19) and…

Class is key on Cal Cup day

Santa Anita hosts California Cup day this Saturday, featuring several lucrative stakes races for Cal-breds. We’ll go over a pair of them here. As always, remember to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Santa Anita Race 7 (post time 6:12 p.m EST) The $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic #1 ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR (8-5, morning-line favorite)…