Rugbyman can tackle West Virginia Derby field

Mountaineer offers three-year-olds a chance to shine in the Grade III, $500,000 West Virginia Derby this Saturday. A field of nine will renew this 1 1/8-mile event. Post time for the West Virginia Derby, Race 8 of 9 on a special afternoon program, is 5:35 p.m. EST. Pay close attention to the jockeys that shipped…

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…

Shivermetimbers can spring stakes upset in Santa Anita’s Sham

The Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes is Santa Anita’s Saturday feature. The race drew a field of seven Kentucky Derby hopefuls after important points toward the first Saturday in May (10 points to the winner down to one point for fourth). Post time for the Sham, a one-mile dirt heat, is 5:34 p.m. EST. It…

‘West’ looks best in Los Alamitos Derby

Los Alamitos race course has gathered eight colts to contest the Grade III, $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby this Saturday. Most of the participants have either skipped the Triple Crown series or developed too late but could still make a name for themselves before the year is over. The 1 1/8-mile Los Alamitos Derby goes as…

Santa Anita stakes, jockey analysis for 2/4/17

Santa Anita hosts four graded stakes on Saturday, featuring some of the top horses in training in Southern California. We’ll go over a pair of them here. Don’t forget to put this information to use when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Santa Anita Race 8 (Post time: 7:00 p.m. EST) The Grade II San…

Breeders’ Cup Day 1 selections and jockey analysis

The 33rd annual Breeders’ Cup kicks off at Santa Anita Park this Friday with four championship races, including the long-awaited showdown between SONGBIRD, STELLAR WIND and BEHOLDER in the Distaff. I’ll take a look at two of the four Breeders’ Cup races planned for Friday in this column. In addition to betting the action the…