Weekly jockey review, 12/6/17; Jaramillo off to good start at Gulfstream

The thoroughbred action continues as the calendar year enters the homestretch! See which jockeys excelled at the recently-opened Gulfstream and Los Alamitos meets and check in on happenings at Aqueduct. Don’t forget to get involved in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Jose Ortiz, on the strength of a six-win week, climbed to the top…

Salty can give Gaffalione his first Grade I in the Alabama

The Grade I, $600,000 Alabama Stakes for three-year-old fillies is the feature at Saratoga this Saturday. A field of nine will be asked to go 1 1/4-miles on the main track in Race 9 of 10 on the day. Post time for the Alabama, which could go a long way in deciding the three-year-old filly…

Disco Partner goes for four straight in Fourstardave

The Grade I, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap is the feature race at Saratoga this Saturday. A field of six (excluding the MTO) will line up for the one-mile turf test at approximately 6:28 p.m. EST. The Fourstardave is the 10th of 11 races on the day. As always, feel free to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy…

Weekly jockey review, 7/5/17; Gaffalione dominates at Gulfstream

It was a busy holiday weekend in the horse racing world. There were extra days of racing, high-class stakes heats and meet finales going on across the country. We’ll recap how some of the game’s best jockeys fared at various tracks from Belmont to Santa Anita here. Be sure to consider this information carefully for…

Sprint stakes galore on Saturday at Gulfstream, Santa Anita

Gulfstream Park plays host to the “Summit of Speed” this Saturday, co-anchored by the Grade II Princess Rooney and the Grade III Smile Sprint. Both events carry a $250,000 purse and are “Win and You’re In” races for the Breeders’ Cup in November. The Princess Rooney is for fillies and mares going seven furlongs, while…

Projected should prevail in Poker Stakes

The Grade III, $300,000 Poker Stakes is the Father’s Day feature at Belmont Park. Chad Brown sends out a troika for this one-mile turf test, including likely favorite PROJECTED. The Poker will go as Race 8 on a 10-race Sunday program, with post time estimated for 5:13 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part in…

Epicharis adds international intrigue to Belmont Stakes

The Grade I, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes failed to attract both the Derby and Preakness winners, but the 2017 cast for the oldest jewel in the Triple Crown is a solid one. There are several interesting runners in this field of 12, many of whom will make their Triple Crown series debut, or in the…

Irish invader Zhukova intrigues in Man o’ War

The Grade I, $400,000 Man o’ War Stakes is the feature on a potentially soggy Saturday at Belmont Park. This field of eight will have their mettle tested at 1 3/8 miles on a grass course that’s likely to be listed as yielding or soft. Post time for the Man o’ War, the eighth of…

Miss Sky Warrior should fight off all foes in Kentucky Oaks

The Grade I, $1 million Kentucky Oaks headlines a spectacular Friday card at Churchill Downs on the eve of the Kentucky Derby. A field of 14 three-year-old fillies will go postward in this prestigious 1 1/8-mile test. Estimated post time for the Oaks, the 11th of 13 races on the day, is 6:12 p.m. EST….

Stanford seeks second straight Charles Town Classic

Charles Town’s biggest event of the year, the Grade II, $1.25 million Charles Town Classic, is scheduled for this Saturday. A field of eight hailing from all parts of the country has assembled for this lucrative stake. Two of the entrants, favored STANFORD and second-choice IMPERATIVE, have won this race before, and STANFORD is the…