Practical Joke should get perfect setup in Cigar Mile

The last Grade I of the year in New York, the $750,000 Cigar Mile, takes place this Saturday at Aqueduct. The main-track handicap drew a field of 10 looking to end their 2017 campaign on a high note. The last of 10 races on a spectacular card, the Cigar will go off at 4:16 p.m….

Erupt aims to defend Canadian International title

Woodbine plays host to the Grade I, $800,000 Canadian International this Sunday. A field of 10 has assembled for this 1 1/2-mile turf test, which goes as the 10th of 12 races. Post time is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. EST. As always, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! #9 ERUPT…

Weekly jockey review, 4/26/17; Irad alone atop Aqueduct standings

Let’s review the week that was in horse racing and see which jockeys excelled and which have been unlucky. Be sure to weigh this information if you’re playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. wrapped up another NYRA riding title with an impressive month of April at “The Big A.” Ortiz led…

Dickinson cast in upset role in Jenny Wiley

The Grade I, $350,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes is the Saturday feature at Keeneland racecourse in Lexington, KY. Race 10 on the program, the 1 1/16th-mile turf event attracted eight fillies and mares, including fan favorite LADY ELI. Post time for the Jenny Wiley is estimated at 6:12 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to take part in…

Jockey Spotlight: Junior Alvarado

Junior Alvarado has dreamed big all his life, and his dreams have become reality since he took out his jockey’s license in 2007. Alvarado has won eight Grade I races since coming to America, and has forged key partnerships with trainers Bill Mott, Kiaran McLaughlin and Christophe Clement, among others. Alvarado was inspired to become…

Diamond Fields should shine in Sands Point Stakes

Three-year-old fillies take center stage at Belmont Park this Saturday in the Grade II Sands Point Stakes. A strong field of seven will go 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf course for the ninth race of the day, and the approximate post time is 5:45 p.m. EST. This event offers the most points toward…

Exaggerator stands out in field of 14 for Travers

The Grade I, $1.25 million Travers Stakes is the centerpiece on a star-studded 13-race card at Saratoga this Saturday. Going as the 11th race, post time is estimated at 5:44 p.m. EST. “The Midsummer Derby” drew a full field for the first time since 1977, and contains a mixture of graded stakes winners and up-and-comers….

Grade I Fourstardave has a ‘Ring’ to it

The Fourstardave Handicap, recently promoted to Grade I status, is the Saturday feature at Saratoga. A field of nine (excluding the main track only) will go postward for this one-mile turf event at approximately 6:32 p.m. EST (the program’s 10th race). The Fourstardave offers plenty of ways to make a big score, as well as…