Distance specialist Bowies Hero appeals in Shoemaker Mile

The Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile attracted a strong field of nine as Santa Anita’s Memorial Day feature. The contentious one-mile turf heat goes as Race 7 on a 10-race program. Approximate post time is 6:30 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! #2 BOWIES HERO (5-2) is a…

On Leave, Kurilov offer solid odds in Derby undercard stakes

Churchill Downs’ 14-race Kentucky Derby card is riddled with graded stakes, and we’ll discuss a couple of them here. If you’re looking for FanXT’s coverage of the Kentucky Derby itself, click here. Don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game this weekend! Churchill Race 7: The Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile #9 ON…

Weekly jockey review, 4/18/18; Santana sews up sixth straight Oaklawn title

There was plenty of stakes action last week, including some crucial Kentucky Derby preps. Let’s review some of the nation’s top circuits here from a jockey’s perspective. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. won 10 races over the first five-day racing week of the year at…

Frostmorne seeks first Grade I in Maker’s 46 Mile

The Grade I, $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile is the Friday feature at Keeneland. The one-mile event drew a competitive field of 10 seeking graded stakes glory on the grass. Post time for the Maker’s 46 Mile, the ninth of 10 races on the day, is 5:30 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part in FanXT’s…

Heart to Heart seeks elusive Grade I in Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap

The Grade I, $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap will take center stage on Gulfstream’s Saturday program. A field of eight grass greats will duke it out over nine furlongs in pursuit of Grade I glory. Post time for the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, going as Race 9 of 12, is 4:10 p.m. EST. As always,…

Miss Temple City looks for second straight Shadwell Turf Mile

The Grade I, $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile is the feature race this Saturday at Keeneland. The logical stepping stone toward the Breeders’ Cup Mile drew a full field of 14. The Shadwell Turf Mile goes as Race 9 on a 10-race card, with post time scheduled for 5:45 p.m. EST. As always, be sure…

Mojovation has upper hand in Hopeful

Eight two-year-old colts will line up on Labor Day for the Grade I Hopeful Stakes; Saratoga’s traditional closing feature. They’ll be asked to go seven furlongs on the main oval in pursuit of a $350,000 purse. The Hopeful is Race 9 on a 10-race program; post time is 5:05 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to play…

Free Rose can play spoiler once more in Shoemaker Mile

The Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile, the co-feature at Santa Anita this Saturday, drew a strong cast of seven. HEART TO HEART ships in from the east, while Cal-bred WHAT A VIEW tries his hand in another Grade I. BAL A BALI, BOLO and FREE ROSE, no strangers to the California turf scene, are also…

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…

Gulfstream Park picks and jockey analysis for 1/14/17

A trio of graded stakes awaits us at Gulfstream Park this Saturday! The Grade II Ft. Lauderdale for older turf horses anchors the action, followed by the Grade III Hal’s Hope for older horses on dirt and the Grade III Marshua’s River for turf fillies and mares earlier in the day. With 12 races on…