Talented Talk Veuve To Me can upset the Alabama

The Grade I, $600,000 Alabama Stakes is the feature race at Saratoga this Saturday. Eight fillies and mares will test their mettle at 1 1/4-miles over the main track. The field is led by multiple graded stakes winner MIDNIGHT BISOU and up-and-comer TALK VEUVE TO ME. Post time for the Alabama, Race 9 on a…

Possible pace collapse in Fourstardave paves way for Delta Prince

The illustrious Grade I Fourstardave Handicap will be renewed this Saturday at Saratoga. Six runners (excluding the MTO) will vie for a $500,000 purse going one mile on the inner turf course. Post time for the Fourstardave, scheduled as Race 8 on an 11-race program, is 5:02 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering,…

Monomoy Girl, Midnight Bisou meet in CCA Oaks

The Grade I, $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks in the feature on Sunday at Saratoga. Just five will line up for this year’s rendition, but it won’t be short on drama. Kentucky Oaks winner MONOMOY GIRL rematches with the third-place runner from that race, MIDNIGHT BISOU. The 1 1/8-mile CCA Oaks will be run as…

Local horses hold the edge in Delaware Oaks

The Grade III, $300,000 Delaware Oaks is the feature on Delaware Park’s Saturday program. A field of 10 three-year-old fillies will contest this 1 1/16-mile affair. Post time for the Delaware Oaks, Race 10 of 11 on the day, is 5:45 p.m. EST. Several important jockeys ship in for this, so study this race carefully…

Weekly jockey review, 7/3/18; Gaffalione, Hernandez Jr. sew up meet titles

It was a wild weekend in horse racing, and we’ll recap the action from a jockey angle here. As always, be sure to consider this information when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Irad Ortiz Jr. still shows the way over his brother, Jose, as the Belmont spring/summer meeting enters its penultimate week. He…

United Nations Stakes is open to an upset

Some titans of the turf go at it in the Grade I, $300,000 United Nations Stakes at Monmouth this Saturday. A field of nine, including a Chad Brown-trained quartet, will take three turns and travel 1 3/8-miles on the grass. Post time for the United Nations, Race 11 of 13 on the program, is 6:01…

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…