Itsinthepost attempts Elkhorn defense

Older turfers will be in the spotlight in the Elkhorn Stakes this Saturday at Keeneland. The Grade II, $250,000 race will be contested over 1 1/2-miles and features a field of 12. Post time for the Elkhorn, the ninth of 10 races on the day, is 5:30 p.m. EST. Remember to take part in FanXT’s…

Weekly jockey review, 4/18/18; Santana sews up sixth straight Oaklawn title

There was plenty of stakes action last week, including some crucial Kentucky Derby preps. Let’s review some of the nation’s top circuits here from a jockey’s perspective. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. won 10 races over the first five-day racing week of the year at…

Off Limits out for more in Jenny Wiley

Female turfers will be in the spotlight at Keeneland on Saturday afternoon in the Grade I, $350,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes. The 1 1/16th-mile grass event drew an accomplished field of 11, led by a Chad Brown-trained trio. Post time for the Jenny Wiley, Race 10 of 11, is 6:12 p.m. EST. As always, feel free…

Weekly jockey review, 4/11/18

Three crucial Kentucky Derby preps, plus opening weekend at Keeneland, are now behind us. Let’s recap the action here, focusing on which jockeys excelled at their respective circuits. Don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Junior Alvarado, Manny Franco and Kendrick Carmouche are tied atop the leaderboard one week into the spring…

Weekly jockey review, 3/21/18

We’ll whip around the country in this week’s jockey review, summarizing the action at five different venues. Be sure to take note of who’s hot and who’s not when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Wins came in bunches for the leading “Big A” jockeys last week. Manny Franco extended his newfound lead to…

Mopotism stands out in Santa Margarita

The Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes puts some of the west’s best distaffers in the spotlight this Saturday. A field of 10 will go 1 1/8-miles on Santa Anita’s main course in pursuit of a $400,000 purse. Post time for the Santa Margarita, Race 9 of 10 on the day, is 7:00 p.m. EST. In…

Vino Rosso should uncork winning effort in Tampa Bay Derby

Precious Kentucky Derby points are at stake in Saturday’s Grade II, $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby. Fifty points will be awarded to the winner of Tampa Bay Downs’ richest race, down to five points to fourth. A field of 11 has been entered for this 1 1/16th-mile test going at 5:20 p.m. EST, though scratches are…

Miller-trained trio headline Daytona Stakes

The Daytona Stakes, a Grade III, $150,000 turf sprint, is the Saturday feature at Santa Anita. A field of seven older grass runners, three of which are trained by sharp local conditioner Peter Miller, will go about 6.5 furlongs on the unique downhill turf course at “The Great Race Place.” The Daytona, Race 4 on…

Catholic Boy should be convincing winner of Sam F. Davis

The Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, the local stepping stone to the Tampa Bay Derby, is the Saturday feature at Tampa Bay Downs. A field of seven Kentucky Derby aspirants will assemble for this 1 1/16th-mile heat. Post time for the Sam F. Davis, the 10th of 12 races on the card, is…