Weekly jockey review, 12/6/17; Jaramillo off to good start at Gulfstream

The thoroughbred action continues as the calendar year enters the homestretch! See which jockeys excelled at the recently-opened Gulfstream and Los Alamitos meets and check in on happenings at Aqueduct. Don’t forget to get involved in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Jose Ortiz, on the strength of a six-win week, climbed to the top…

Practical Joke should get perfect setup in Cigar Mile

The last Grade I of the year in New York, the $750,000 Cigar Mile, takes place this Saturday at Aqueduct. The main-track handicap drew a field of 10 looking to end their 2017 campaign on a high note. The last of 10 races on a spectacular card, the Cigar will go off at 4:16 p.m….

Cigar Mile day undercard picks and jockey analysis; 12/2/17

The Grade I Cigar Mile is just one of four stakes scheduled for Saturday at Aqueduct. We’ll take a look at the Go For Wand, Demoiselle and Remsen here. You can find my Cigar Mile selections here. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Race 6: The Grade III Go…

Delta Prince looms large in Artie Schiller

The Artie Schiller Stakes, a $150,000 event for open-company turfers, highlights the Saturday action at Aqueduct. The one-mile heat drew a field of 11 plus one MTO. Post time for the Artie Schiller, the eighth of nine scheduled races, is 3:47 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, feel free to try out FanXT’s Daily…

Stellar Wind should breeze through Breeders’ Cup Distaff

The $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff headlines the action on Day 1 of the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar! Eight excellent fillies and mares will go in this 1 1/8-mile dirt challenge. Post time for the Distaff, the ninth of 10 races on Friday’s program, is 7:35 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part in…

Belmont selections, jockey analysis for 10/28/17

There’s a quartet of stakes races at Belmont Park for their closing Saturday card; we’ll discuss two of them here. There’s plenty of money to be made if you bet the right way. There’s also ample opportunity to pad your Breeders’ Cup bankroll through FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Race 7 The Grade III…

Empire Showcase Day brings out New York’s best at Belmont

Belmont treats horseplayers to an exciting 11-race card restricted to New York-bred runners this Saturday. Eight total stakes will be contested, including the $300,000 Empire Classic and $250,000 Empire Distaff. Study the races carefully if you’re playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Race 5 The Empire Classic #3 TWISTED TOM (2-1, morning-line favorite) is…

Weekly Jockey Review 10/12/17; Desormeaux dominates at Santa Anita

Here’s a review of last week’s coast-to-coast thoroughbred action from a jockey standpoint. See which riders are hot and which are not as October rolls along. And as always, feel free to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Irad Ortiz Jr. has usurped command of the Belmont jockey battle, winning nine races over…