Tax tries to add to Derby point total in wide-open Wood Memorial

Aqueduct’s final Kentucky Derby prep, the Grade II, $750,000 Wood Memorial, is set for Saturday. The 1 1/8-mile heat drew a field of 11 looking for vital Derby points. The winner will receive 100 points, the runner-up 40, third 20 and fourth 10. Post time for the Wood Memorial, Race 10 on an 11-race program,…

River Boyne should roll to Del Mar Derby score

California’s three-year-old turf stars will be in the spotlight in Sunday’s Grade II, $250,000 Del Mar Derby. The 1 1/8-mile event attracted a field of 12. Post time for the Del Mar Derby, Race 8 of 10 on the penultimate summer program at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, is 8:35 p.m. EST. Remember to get…

Monomoy Girl, Midnight Bisou meet in CCA Oaks

The Grade I, $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks in the feature on Sunday at Saratoga. Just five will line up for this year’s rendition, but it won’t be short on drama. Kentucky Oaks winner MONOMOY GIRL rematches with the third-place runner from that race, MIDNIGHT BISOU. The 1 1/8-mile CCA Oaks will be run as…

Picking Telekinesis is the right move in the Queen’s Plate

The $1 million Queen’s Plate, the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, takes place this Saturday at Woodbine. The 1 1/4-mile synthetic dirt event drew a field of 16 Ontario-bred three-year-olds. Several noteworthy jockeys have shipped in, so study this race carefully if playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! #10 TELEKINESIS is the logical…

Core Beliefs is central to Ohio Derby wagering strategy

The Grade III Ohio Derby is the Saturday feature at Thistledown. A field of 12 three-year-olds will pursue a $500,000 purse in this 1 1/8-mile showdown. Post time for the Ohio Derby, Race 9 of 10 on the day, is 6:10 p.m. EST. As always, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey…

World Approval looks the part in Woodbine Mile

The Grade I, $800,000 Woodbine Mile is the centerpiece on a terrific 13-race card at Woodbine this Saturday. Twelve titans of the turf have signed on to do battle in this one, several hailing from across the pond. The Woodbine Mile will be Race 12, with an approximate post time of 6:34 p.m. EST. Several…

Disco Partner goes for four straight in Fourstardave

The Grade I, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap is the feature race at Saratoga this Saturday. A field of six (excluding the MTO) will line up for the one-mile turf test at approximately 6:28 p.m. EST. The Fourstardave is the 10th of 11 races on the day. As always, feel free to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy…

Can Classic Empire be conquered in the Holy Bull?

The Grade II, $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes highlights a terrific 12-race card at Gulfstream Park this Saturday. Going as the finale, the Holy Bull pits eight three-year-olds against last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner CLASSIC EMPIRE. The 1 1/16th-mile heat is worth 10 Kentucky Derby points to first down to one point to the 4th-place…

Ten two-year-olds try to hit Saturday’s ‘Jackpot’

Kentucky Derby hopefuls square off in the Grade III, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes this Saturday. A field of ten has assembled at the Louisiana oval for their share of one of the richest purses for two-year-olds in the country. There are also Kentucky Derby points on the line: 10 to the winner down…

Tepin eyes eighth straight win in Woodbine Mile

The Grade I Woodbine Mile highlights the Saturday card at Woodbine in Toronto, Canada. The magnificent mare TEPIN will draw most of the attention, but she’ll have to fend off seven classy male competitors, including British shipper MUTAKAYYEF. Post time for the Woodbine Mile, the 12th race on the program, is estimated at 6:39 p.m….