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,…

Weekly jockey review, 5/23/18; Smith, Santana Jr. shine at Pimlico

Another big racing weekend is in the books as the Preakness came and went on Saturday. We’ll analyze the results at Pimlico as well as Belmont and Santa Anita in this week’s jockey review. Don’t forget to consider these trends when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Manny Franco, still in front by one…

Maryland runners add appeal to Preakness undercard

The Grade I, $1.5 million Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Racecourse has a bevy of stakes races comprising its undercard. We’ll take a look at a couple of the more interesting heats leading up to the main event here. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Pimlico Race 10: The Grade III,…

Weekly jockey review, 5/2/18; Ortiz brothers top early Belmont standings

We’ll look at the results from Belmont’s opening weekend as well as Keeneland’s closing stanza in this week’s jockey review. Be sure to note which jockeys are excelling if you’re playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Jose Ortiz emerged with a one-win lead after opening weekend at Belmont despite his older brother, Irad, taking…