Weekly jockey review, 6/13/18; Smith completes rare Triple Crown atop Justify

The Belmont Stakes and its accompanying action at Belmont Park will encompass most of this week’s jockey review. However, Churchill and Santa Anita will also be discussed. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Mike Smith masterfully guided Justify to victory in gate-to-wire style in the Belmont Stakes to complete…

Distance specialist Bowies Hero appeals in Shoemaker Mile

The Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile attracted a strong field of nine as Santa Anita’s Memorial Day feature. The contentious one-mile turf heat goes as Race 7 on a 10-race program. Approximate post time is 6:30 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! #2 BOWIES HERO (5-2) is a…

Hi Happy is a fearsome favorite in the Man o’ War

The Grade I, $700,000 Man o’ War Stakes will be renewed this Saturday at Belmont Park. A field of 10 will test their mettle going 1 3/8-miles on the inner turf course. Post time for the Man o’ War, the finale on an 11-race card, is 6:50 p.m. EST. Plenty of points are on the…

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…

Frostmorne seeks first Grade I in Maker’s 46 Mile

The Grade I, $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile is the Friday feature at Keeneland. The one-mile event drew a competitive field of 10 seeking graded stakes glory on the grass. Post time for the Maker’s 46 Mile, the ninth of 10 races on the day, is 5:30 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part in FanXT’s…

Heart to Heart seeks elusive Grade I in Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap

The Grade I, $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap will take center stage on Gulfstream’s Saturday program. A field of eight grass greats will duke it out over nine furlongs in pursuit of Grade I glory. Post time for the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, going as Race 9 of 12, is 4:10 p.m. EST. As always,…

Enticed a tempting bet in Holy Bull

The Grade II, $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes is the Saturday feature at Gulfstream Park. A field of 11 three-year-old colts will line up for this 1 1/16th-mile test. The Holy Bull is worth 10 Kentucky Derby points to the winner, down to one point for running fourth. Post time for the Holy Bull, the finale…

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…

Weekly jockey review, 11/29/17; Lanerie, Prat wrap up meet titles

It’s time to review the thoroughbred action from Thanksgiving week! See which jockeys are riding high going into December. And don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco has a narrow lead over the Ortiz brothers after a six-win week at “The Big A.” That included an 11-1 upset…

Dona Bruja can get back on track in Cardinal Handicap

The Grade III, $100,000 Cardinal Handicap is the feature on an 11-race Saturday card at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/8-mile turf heat drew a field of 12 fillies and mares looking to add to their career résumés. Post time for the Cardinal, the 10th race of the day, is 5:24 p.m. EST. As always, be…