Originaire gets tepid nod in wide-open Del Mar Derby

The Grade II, $250,000 Del Mar Derby anchors the action on Sunday at Del Mar. The 1 1/8-mile turf heat drew a field of 10, including La Jolla Handicap winner KINGLY. Post time for the Del Mar Derby, Race 9 of 10 on the program, is 9:09 p.m. ET. #4 ORIGINAIRE (4-1) ran out of…

Catalina Cruiser seeks second straight San Diego score

The Grade II, $200,000 San Diego Handicap is the feature race on opening Saturday at Del Mar. The 1 1/16th-mile heat drew a field of six led by last year’s winner, CATALINA CRUISER. Post time for the San Diego, Race 4 of 10 on the day, is 6:30 p.m. ET. #1 CATALINA CRUISER (1-2, morning-line…

Weekly jockey review, 7/10/19; Lezcano conquers Belmont meet

It’s time to review the week that was in horse racing, focusing on jockey achievements. Belmont, Monmouth and Los Alamitos will be in the spotlight. Belmont Jose Lezcano earned his first NYRA riding title at the Belmont spring/summer meet, as he held off Luis Saez 44-43. He capped off the meeting with a three-win final…

Classy American Anthem should prevail in San Carlos

The seven-furlong San Carlos Stakes is the closing Saturday feature at Santa Anita. The Grade II, $250,000 event drew a field of eight older sprinters. Post time for the San Carlos, Race 11 of 12 on the program, is 8:28 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! #4 AMERICAN…

Prat, Van Dyke mounts stand out in Santa Anita’s stakes doubleheader

The Grade III, $100,000 Laz Barrera Stakes and the $75,000 Angels Flight Stakes are co-featured on a nine-race Saturday program at Santa Anita. Seven three-year-old males sprint seven furlongs in the former, while 10 three-year-old fillies do battle in the latter. Both races are examined below. Remember to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game this…

Asmussen holds top pair in Sunland Derby

The Grade III, $800,000 Sunland Derby offers 12 three-year-olds 85 Kentucky Derby points this Sunday.  Sunland Park’s annual keystone event, the Sunland Derby will be contested at 1 1/8-miles over the main track. It goes as the 11th of 12 races, with an approximate post time of 7:15 p.m. EST. Some noteworthy riders will make…

Collected can claim victory in Breeders’ Cup Classic

The 34th Breeders’ Cup Classic takes place this Saturday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Some of the world’s most accomplished handicap horses, including GUN RUNNER and ARROGATE, will test their mettle at 1 1/4-miles on dirt. The field of 11 will go postward at approximately 8:35 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering,…

Arrogate, Accelerate, Collected to clash in Pacific Classic

Del Mar’s traditional centerpiece, the Grade I, $1 million Pacific Classic, takes place this Saturday. A field of eight led by ARROGATE, ACCELERATE, and COLLECTED will go 1 1/4-miles on the main oval. Post time for the prestigious event, Race 8 of 11, is set for 8:30 p.m. EST. The Pacific Classic is one of…

Weekly jockey review, 7/26/17; off and running at Saratoga, Del Mar

The nation’s top two summer venues for racing, Saratoga and Del Mar, opened for business last week to much fanfare. There’s plenty to discuss regarding jockey performances from those two tracks, so let’s get right to it. Don’t forget to apply this information when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Del Mar Rafael Bejarano is…