Elate seeks second straight Delaware Handicap win

The Grade II, $750,000 Delaware Handicap, the highlight of the Delaware Park meeting, is set for Saturday. A field of nine fillies and mares will do battle over a demanding 1 1/4-miles on the main course. Post time for the Delaware Handicap, Race 8 of nine on the day, is 5:25 p.m. ET. #7 ELATE…

Weekly jockey review, 7/10/19; Lezcano conquers Belmont meet

It’s time to review the week that was in horse racing, focusing on jockey achievements. Belmont, Monmouth and Los Alamitos will be in the spotlight. Belmont Jose Lezcano earned his first NYRA riding title at the Belmont spring/summer meet, as he held off Luis Saez 44-43. He capped off the meeting with a three-win final…

Runaway winners Fashion Faux Pas, Avalina intrigue in Delaware Oaks

The Grade III, $300,000 Delaware Oaks is the feature at Delaware Park this Saturday. Seven three-year-old fillies will test their mettle in this 1 1/16th-mile heat. Post time for the Delaware Oaks, Race 7 on a nine-race program, is 4:37 p.m. ET. #4 FASHION FAUX PAS (5-2) dazzled in Delaware’s Light Hearted Stakes last time out,…

Focus Group should get first Grade I score in United Nations

The Grade I, $300,000 United Nations Stakes will bring some top turf runners together at Monmouth Park this Saturday. The 1 3/8-mile heat drew a field of eight. Post time for the United Nations, Race 11 of a scheduled 13, is approximately 5:28 p.m. ET. #4 FOCUS GROUP (2-1, morning-line favorite) was empty late in…

Jala Jala holds value in Inside Information

The Grade II, $200,000 Inside Information Stakes highlights the Saturday action at Gulfstream Park. The seven-furlong sprint for fillies and mares attracted eight runners. Post time for the Inside Information Race 11 of 13 on the day, is estimated for 5:37 p.m. EST. #1 JALA JALA (6-1) has compiled an impressive record in her native…

Still Dreaming seeks Sam F. Davis upset

The Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, Tampa Bay Downs’ local prep for next month’s Tampa Bay Derby, drew a field of 10 in search of vital Kentucky Derby points. A total of 17 are at stake, with 10 being awarded to the winner. The 1 1/16th-mile Sam F. Davis will go as the…

Tackett tackles overflow field of Derby hopefuls in LeComte

Saturday’s Grade III, $200,000 LeComte Stakes commences the Fair Grounds’ road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby. A full field of 14 (with one also-eligible) will go one mile and 70 yards on the main track. A total of 17 Kentucky Derby points are on the line; 10 to first place down to one for fourth….

Qurbaan could prove best in overflow Ft. Lauderdale field

An exceptionally strong renewal of the Grade II, $200,000 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes is set for Saturday at Gulfstream. The 1 1/8-mile grass race has a full field of 14 with two also-eligibles. Going as the finale on an 11-race program, post time for the Ft. Lauderdale is scheduled for 5:06 p.m. EST. In addition to…

Caribou Club can claw past the competition in Seabiscuit

The Grade II, $200,000 Seabiscuit Handicap puts turf runners in the spotlight at Del Mar this Saturday. The 1 1/16th-mile event drew a full and evenly-matched field of 12. The Seabiscuit goes as Race 7 of 9, and post time is estimated for 6:30 p.m. EST. As always, be sure to take part in FanXT’s…

Breeders’ Cup Saturday selections, jockey analysis

Eight Breeders’ Cup races will take place at Churchill Downs before the Classic goes off at 5:44 p.m. EST, with the Filly & Mare Sprint kicking off the action at Noon. We’ll dive into a pair of those races here. Be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Churchill Race 5 (Post…