Weekly jockey review, 4/10/19; Castellano wins early and often at Keeneland

It was a super Saturday for horse racing, as the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Stakes and Santa Anita Derby were held at Aqueduct, Keeneland and Santa Anita, respectively. Let’s review the results for the week at each circuit, focusing on the top jockey performances. Aqueduct Manny Franco and Jose Lezcano both got off to successful…

McCraken, Tapwrit to battle in the Blue Grass

The Grade II, $1 million Blue Grass Stakes is the feature on the opening Saturday of the Keeneland spring meet. Seven Kentucky Derby hopefuls will line up in pursuit of valuable points toward the big race, with 100 to be awarded to the winner. Undefeated MCCRACKEN is among the entrants for the 1 1/8th-mile race,…

Smile Sprint, Princess Rooney headline Saturday card at Gulfstream

A pair of Grade II events each worth $250,000, the Smile Sprint and the Princess Rooney, will take place this Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Florida. The former goes as Race 10 at approximately 4:58 p.m. EST, while the latter will be Race 12, scheduled for 6:02 p.m. EST. Of course, these and the other…

Met Mile headlines Belmont Stakes undercard

The Grade I $1.5 million Belmont Stakes is the centerpiece of Saturday’s 13-race extravaganza at Belmont Park, but it is just one of six races worth over $500,000 is purse money on their Saturday program. Accordingly, the lucrative purses have drawn some high quality fields, with many of them containing ten horses or more. He’s…