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…

Audible should ace the Florida Derby

The Grade I, $1 million Florida Derby brings down the curtain on Gulfstream’s road to the Kentucky Derby this Saturday. The 1 1/8-mile heat offers 170 total points toward “the Run for the Roses,” with the winner receiving 100. A field of nine will compete in the Florida Derby, which goes as the finale on…

Weekly jockey review, 3/28/18; Fair Grounds title comes down to the wire

Aqueduct, Gulfstream and the Fair Grounds all wrap up their winter meets this week. We’ll take a look at last week’s action from those locales as well as Santa Anita in this week’s jockey review. Be sure to try out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco has effectively secured leading rider honors at…

Bravazo looms large in Louisiana Derby

The Grade II, $1 million Louisiana Derby will be renewed this Saturday at New Orleans’ historic Fair Grounds racecourse. A field of 10 looking to bolster their Kentucky Derby résumés will take part in this prestigious 1 1/8-mile heat. Post time for the Louisiana Derby, the 11th of 14 scheduled races, is 6:21 p.m. EST….

Solomini should start his season with a Rebel win

The penultimate stepping stone on Arkansas’ Kentucky Derby trail, the Grade II, $900,000 Rebel Stakes, takes place this Saturday at Oaklawn Park. There’s 50 Derby points available to the winner, down to five points for finishing fourth. A field of 11 will be led to the gate at approximately 7:09 p.m. EST for this 1…

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…

Weekly jockey review, 3/7/18; Evin Roman’s birthday week to remember

We’ll look at the riding happenings at four different venues from coast to coast in this week’s jockey review. Be sure to study the trends if you’re playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct There were just two days of racing at “The Big A” last week (Friday’s card was canceled due to weather), but…

Instilled Regard, Principe Guilherme rematch in Risen Star

The Grade II, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes will be renewed at the Fair Grounds this Saturday. Ten three-year-olds will line up in pursuit of valuable Kentucky Derby points (50 to the winner down to five for running fourth) for this 1 1/16th-mile test. The Risen Star is Race 9 on a 12-race card and has…