Weekly jockey review, 7/25/18; Saratoga, Del Mar opening week wrap-ups

It was a thrilling first week at Del Mar and Saratoga. We’ll recap the action from a jockeys angle here. Don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Saratoga Javier Castellano dominated early at “The Spa,” winning eight races over four days, including a Monday hat-trick. Castellano also recorded a win in Saturday’s Sanford…

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…

Hunting Horn has an advantage in Belmont Derby

The Grade I, $1.2 million Belmont Derby highlights the action on Saturday at Belmont Park. A field of nine three-year-old turf males based in America and beyond will go 1 1/4-miles over the lawn. Post time for the Belmont Derby, Race 10 of 11 on “Stars & Stripes Day,” is 6:50 p.m. EST. As always,…

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…

Ballagh Rocks should roll to Poker repeat

The Grade III, $300,000 Poker Stakes is the Father’s Day feature at Belmont Park. A field of eight has assembled for this one-mile turf challenge, including defending champ BALLAGH ROCKS and multiple Grade I winner OSCAR PERFORMANCE. The Poker, Race 9 of 10 on the day, goes off at 5:50 p.m. EST. In addition to…

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…

Weekly jockey review, 6/6/18; Belmont, Penn, Santa Anita highlights

Belmont and Penn National shared the spotlight on the east coast on the Saturday before the Belmont Stakes, while Santa Anita featured stakes action out west all weekend long. We’ll see which jockeys fared best here. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Jose Ortiz won six times last week…

Therapist can turn the tables on Maraud in Penn Mile

The Grade II, $500,000 Penn Mile will be renewed for the sixth time at Penn National racecourse on Saturday. The one-mile grass event for three-year-olds drew a highly-qualified field of eight. The Penn Mile goes as Race 9 on an 11-race program; post time is 7:45 p.m. EST. Several noteworthy jockeys will make the trip,…