C Z Rocket can build on win streak in Pat O’Brien

The Grade II, $150,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes is the Saturday feature at Del Mar. This seven-furlong sprint on the main oval drew a well-matched field of eight. Post time for the Pat O’Brien, Race 10 on an 11-race card, is 9:38 p.m. ET. #5 C Z ROCKET (4-1) steps up in the Pat O’Brien on…

Weekly jockey review, 11/13/19; Irad Ortiz Jr. aces Aqueduct

It’s time to review the week that was in horse racing, emphasizing jockey achievements at Aqueduct, Churchill and Del Mar. Aqueduct A five-win Monday propelled Irad Ortiz Jr. to the top of the Aqueduct jockey standings through two weeks. Ortiz Jr. swept the last three races on the special Veterans Day program, triggering a $366…

Weekly jockey review, 3/26/19

The nation’s premier winter race meetings are beginning to wrap up. We’ll highlight jockey achievements at the recently-concluded Fair Grounds meeting and more here. Aqueduct Manny Franco still holds a large lead as the Aqueduct winter meet heads toward a close. After winning another five races to boost his meet total at 95, Franco has…

Weekly jockey review, 2/26/19

It’s time to review the week that was in thoroughbred racing, recapping jockey performances at Aqueduct, Gulfstream and Santa Anita. See who is gaining momentum as Kentucky Derby prep season heats up. Aqueduct Manny Franco is starting to distance himself from the competition at “The Big A.” After a nine-win week, he boosted his meet…

Classy Cal-breds collide in Derby, Oaks at Santa Anita

The California Cup Derby and California Cup Oaks will be contested this holiday Monday at Santa Anita. The Derby drew just five but features GALILEAN, while the Oaks attracted nine. Without further ado, let’s dig into these co-featured events at “The Great Race Place.” Santa Anita Race 4 (Post time: 5:04 p.m. Eastern) The $200,000…

Weekly jockey review, 1/23/19; Prat pulls away at Santa Anita

This week’s jockey review remains focused on the winter racing at Aqueduct, Gulfstream and Santa Anita. Be sure to study the results carefully before Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup, and don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco recorded a seven-win week to pull clear of Junior Alvarado, 40-34. Franco was shut…

Weekly jockey review, 1/16/19

Winter racing continues at Aqueduct, Gulfstream and Santa Anita, and as always, FanXT sums up the action by looking at the best jockey performances of the week. Be sure to apply this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Junior Alvarado battled back last week after losing the lead to Manny Franco the stanza…

Weekly jockey review, 1/9/19

It’s time to review the week that was in thoroughbred racing, examining which jockeys did best at their respective circuits. Be sure to consider these trends when participating in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco put forth an exceptional outing at “The Big A,” winning eight races over the three-day week. That included…

Weekly jockey review, 1/2/19; praise for Prat, Rosario

It’s time to review the thoroughbred racing action from the holiday week, zeroing in on jockey achievements. Stops will be made from coast to coast. As always, be sure to apply this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Junior Alvarado continues to lead all riders at Aqueduct, as he sits at 24 victories….