Instilled Regard looks live in LeComte

The Grade III, $200,000 LeComte Stakes, the first stepping stone in Louisiana toward the Kentucky Derby, is the Saturday feature at the Fair Grounds. A full field of 14 (and one also-eligible) will crowd the gate for this one mile and 70-yard test. Post time for the LeComte, the ninth of 13 races, is set…

Shivermetimbers can spring stakes upset in Santa Anita’s Sham

The Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes is Santa Anita’s Saturday feature. The race drew a field of seven Kentucky Derby hopefuls after important points toward the first Saturday in May (10 points to the winner down to one point for fourth). Post time for the Sham, a one-mile dirt heat, is 5:34 p.m. EST. It…

It Tiz Well should overwhelm the field in the Delaware Oaks

Six fillies will line up to contest the Grade III, $300,000 Delaware Oaks this Saturday at Delaware Park. The 1 1/16th-mile dirt event is the finale on an 11-race card chock-full of stakes events. Approximate post time is 6:35 p.m. EST. As always, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! #3…

Iliad should produce epic performance in Santa Anita Derby

This Saturday’s feature on a stakes-packed card at Santa Anita is the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby. It’s Race 8 on an 11-race program, and it drew a field of 13. A total of 170 Kentucky Derby points will be awarded to the top four finishers, with 100 going to the victor. Post…

Shane’s Girlfriend seeks second stakes score in Santa Ynez

Sunday’s feature at Santa Anita is the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes. Nine three-year-old fillies looking to make a name for themselves on the Kentucky Oaks trail will go seven furlongs on the main oval at approximately 7:00 p.m. EST. The Santa Ynez is the eighth of nine races at “The Great Race Place”…

Songbird the class of the Cotillion

Six three-year-old fillies will line up at the gate at Parx for the $1 million Grade I Cotillion Stakes on Saturday afternoon. SONGBIRD is the main attraction and the presumptive favorite, but she could get a stern test before moving on to the Breeders’ Cup in November. Post time for the Cotillion, which is Race…

Jockey Spotlight: Martin Garcia

Martin Garcia’s life story seems like something out of a Hollywood script. He emigrated from Mexico to the United States in 2003 and went to work at a deli in Pleasanton, CA. After learning that Teri Terry, the owner of the deli, owned a horse, Garcia implored her to let him ride, and Terry discovered…

Met Mile headlines Belmont Stakes undercard

The Grade I $1.5 million Belmont Stakes is the centerpiece of Saturday’s 13-race extravaganza at Belmont Park, but it is just one of six races worth over $500,000 is purse money on their Saturday program. Accordingly, the lucrative purses have drawn some high quality fields, with many of them containing ten horses or more. He’s…