Combatant could get revenge on Mourinho in Southwest Stakes

The Grade III, $500,000 Southwest Stakes for three-year-olds will highlight the action on President’s Day at Oaklawn Park. A field of 11 has been entered for the 1 1/16th-mile heat worth 10 Kentucky Derby points to the winner. The Southwest goes as Race 9 on a 10-race program, with post time scheduled for 6:10 p.m….

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…

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…

Jockey Spotlight: Jose Ortiz

Since 2012 Jose Ortiz and his older brother, Irad Jr., have dominated the NYRA circuit. But Jose finally got one over on Irad this year, as he won the Angel Cordero Award at the recently-concluded Saratoga meet for most wins by a jockey a year after his brother won it in 2015. That accomplishment has…

Stakes-winning juveniles square off in Hopeful Stakes

Seven two-year-old colts are expected to line up for the traditional Saratoga finale, the Grade I Hopeful Stakes, on Monday afternoon. Going as Race 10 on an 11-race program, post time for the $350,000 event is estimated at 5:44 p.m. EST. The Hopeful offers valuable points in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game, so be sure…