Frostie Anne, Pat On the Back among best bets on Empire Showcase Day

New York-breds will be in the spotlight this Saturday at Belmont Park on Empire Showcase Day. Eight state-bred events, led by the Empire Classic and Empire Distaff, comprise the majority of the 11-race card. First post is 12:30 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Race 9 The…

Oscar Nominated seeks repeat score in Kentucky Turf Cup

The centerpiece of the five-day Kentucky Downs meet, the Grade III, $750,000 Kentucky Turf Cup, takes place this Saturday. A full field of 12 with an additional four also-eligibles has been entered for this 1 1/2-mile event. Post time for the Kentucky Turf Cup, the finale on a 10-race Saturday card, is 6:59 p.m. EST….

Weekly jockey review, 8/15/18

Saratoga and Del Mar will once again be the focus of the jockey review column, but we’ll also highlight some of the action from Arlington Million weekend in Illinois. As always, be sure to apply this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Saratoga Irad Ortiz Jr. won four stakes last week, two at Saratoga…

Weekly jockey review, 7/18/18; Belmont, Los Al wrap-ups

Saratoga and Del Mar open for business this week! But first, we’ll review the action from last week at some other circuits. We’ll see which jockeys are riding hot at the moment here. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Irad Ortiz Jr. prevailed in the spring/summer meet at Belmont…

Core Beliefs is central to Ohio Derby wagering strategy

The Grade III Ohio Derby is the Saturday feature at Thistledown. A field of 12 three-year-olds will pursue a $500,000 purse in this 1 1/8-mile showdown. Post time for the Ohio Derby, Race 9 of 10 on the day, is 6:10 p.m. EST. As always, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey…

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…

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…

Restoring Hope ready to roll in Wood Memorial

Aqueduct’s road to the Kentucky Derby concludes this Saturday with the 94th running of the Grade II, $750,000 Wood Memorial. A field of nine three-year-olds will vie for 170 Derby points (with 100 going to the winner) over 1 1/8-miles. The Wood Memorial is the 10th race on a stakes-laden 11-race card; approximate post time…