Midnight Bisou looms large in Kentucky Oaks

The Grade I, $1 million Kentucky Oaks is Friday’s feature at Churchill Downs on the eve of the Kentucky Derby. The historic 1 1/8-mile stake drew a field of 14. The Kentucky Oaks field goes postward at approximately 6:12 p.m. EST for the 11th of 13 races on the program. With many top riders in…

Bravazo looms large in Louisiana Derby

The Grade II, $1 million Louisiana Derby will be renewed this Saturday at New Orleans’ historic Fair Grounds racecourse. A field of 10 looking to bolster their Kentucky Derby résumés will take part in this prestigious 1 1/8-mile heat. Post time for the Louisiana Derby, the 11th of 14 scheduled races, is 6:21 p.m. EST….

Weekly jockey review, 1/17/18; Stevens opens strong at Oaklawn

There was plenty of thoroughbred action over the holiday weekend, most notably at Oaklawn, which just opened its annual meeting. Aqueduct also raced for the first time in 2018 after some weather-related delays. We’ll go over five different tracks spanning both coasts and see which jockeys are thriving in their respective colonies. As always, remember…

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…