Weekly jockey review, 8/15/18

Saratoga and Del Mar will once again be the focus of the jockey review column, but we’ll also highlight some of the action from Arlington Million weekend in Illinois. As always, be sure to apply this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Saratoga Irad Ortiz Jr. won four stakes last week, two at Saratoga…

‘Dream’ on in Arlington Million

One of the country’s most important turf races, the Grade I Arlington Million, takes place this Saturday. A field of 11 will line up at Arlington Park for the 1 1/4-mile event. Post time for the 36th running of the Million is 7:08 p.m. EST. It will go as the 11th of 12 races. Several…

Good Samaritan should spring Whitney upset

The historic Grade I, $1.2 million Whitney Stakes will be renewed for the 91st time at Saratoga this Saturday. The 1 1/8-mile classic drew nine of the best older males in America, led by DIVERSIFY and MIND YOUR BISCUITS. Post time for the Whitney, Race 9 of 11 on the day, is 5:46 p.m. EST….

Weekly jockey review, 8/1/18; Saez scores early and often at Saratoga

Time to reveal which jockeys stayed hot, which picked up steam, and which are struggling after two weeks of racing at Saratoga and Del Mar. We’ll also review some of the action from Haskell Day at Monmouth Park. Don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game this weekend! Saratoga Luis Saez got lost in…

Weekly jockey review, 7/25/18; Saratoga, Del Mar opening week wrap-ups

It was a thrilling first week at Del Mar and Saratoga. We’ll recap the action from a jockeys angle here. Don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Saratoga Javier Castellano dominated early at “The Spa,” winning eight races over four days, including a Monday hat-trick. Castellano also recorded a win in Saturday’s Sanford…

Monomoy Girl, Midnight Bisou meet in CCA Oaks

The Grade I, $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks in the feature on Sunday at Saratoga. Just five will line up for this year’s rendition, but it won’t be short on drama. Kentucky Oaks winner MONOMOY GIRL rematches with the third-place runner from that race, MIDNIGHT BISOU. The 1 1/8-mile CCA Oaks will be run as…

Proctor’s Ledge should down Brown’s trio in the Diana

Seven of the best grass females in the country will duke it out in the Grade I, $500,000 Diana Stakes on opening Saturday at Saratoga. The 1 1/8-mile turf classic is the headliner on an 11-race program that commences at 1 p.m. EST. Post time for the Diana, Race 10, is 6:18 p.m. EST. In…

Weekly jockey review, 7/18/18; Belmont, Los Al wrap-ups

Saratoga and Del Mar open for business this week! But first, we’ll review the action from last week at some other circuits. We’ll see which jockeys are riding hot at the moment here. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Irad Ortiz Jr. prevailed in the spring/summer meet at Belmont…

Elate should make her backers happy in Delaware Handicap

Delaware Park’s centerpiece event, the Grade II, $750,000 Delaware Handicap, takes place this Saturday. The 1 1/4-mile event drew a field of nine older fillies and mares led by multiple Grade I winner ELATE. Post time for the Delaware Handicap, Race 9 of 10 on the day, is 5:35 p.m. EST. As always, be sure…