Pegasus World Cup undercard analysis, jockey selections

The Pegasus World Cup will take center stage at Gulfstream this Saturday, but the Hallandale Beach oval boasts several other appealing stakes races on their 12-race program. We’ll dive into a couple of them here. Don’t forget to apply this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game!   The Grade III Fred Hooper Stakes (Gulfstream…

Collected can claim victory in Breeders’ Cup Classic

The 34th Breeders’ Cup Classic takes place this Saturday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Some of the world’s most accomplished handicap horses, including GUN RUNNER and ARROGATE, will test their mettle at 1 1/4-miles on dirt. The field of 11 will go postward at approximately 8:35 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering,…

West Coast seeks another east coast win in Pennsylvania Derby

The Grade I, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby is this Saturday’s feature race at Parx. Travers winner WEST COAST leads a cast of 10 three-year-old colts who will head postward at approximately 5:45 p.m. EST. The Pennsylvania Derby is the 11th race on a 13-race program that also features the Grade I, $1 million Cotillion. Several…

Gritty Gunnevera can upset the Travers

A stacked field of 12 has assembled for the 148th running of the Grade I, $1.25 million Travers Stakes this Saturday at Saratoga. The 1 1/4-mile event is as wide-open as any rendition in recent memory and has attracted three-year-old colts from all across the country. Going as Race 11 on a stakes-laden 13-race card,…

Classic Empire is favored in potentially chaotic Kentucky Derby

The first Saturday in May is quickly approaching, which means the Grade I, $2 million Kentucky Derby is nearly here. Churchill Downs, as usual, will be the site for arguably the most prestigious horse race on the calendar. A full field of 20 three-year-old colts will line up for the ten-furlong challenge on the main…

Gunnevera looms large in Florida Derby

The Grade I, $1 million Florida Derby, the centerpiece event at the Gulfstream championship meet, takes place this Saturday. A field of 11 colts (10 if you count the likely defection of BATTALION RUNNER), led by Fountain of Youth winner GUNNEVERA, look for their share of 170 Kentucky Derby points, with 100 awarded to the winner….

Tampa Bay Derby analysis, jockey selections

The Grade II, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby puts three-year-olds in the spotlight at Tampa Bay Downs this Saturday. The 1 1/16th-mile heat drew a field of 10 looking for points toward the Kentucky Derby. Fifty points go to the winner, 20 to the runner-up, 10 to third and five to fourth. The race features four…

Weekly jockey review, 3/8/17; Leparoux leads way at Gulfstream

Time for a review of last week’s races to see which jockeys are shining brightest at the moment. Be sure to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game and use this information to your advantage! Aqueduct There will only be three days of racing per week through March at “The Big A,” so time is…

Finding a Fountain of Youth win won’t be easy for Irish War Cry

The Grade II, $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes is the feature on a fantastic Saturday card at Gulfstream. A Kentucky Derby prep worth 50 points to the winner down to five points for fourth, the 1 1/16th-mile test drew 11 runners. Post time for the Fountain of Youth, the 13th and final on the day…

Can Classic Empire be conquered in the Holy Bull?

The Grade II, $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes highlights a terrific 12-race card at Gulfstream Park this Saturday. Going as the finale, the Holy Bull pits eight three-year-olds against last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner CLASSIC EMPIRE. The 1 1/16th-mile heat is worth 10 Kentucky Derby points to first down to one point to the 4th-place…