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…

Weekly jockey review, 7/19/17; Jose Ortiz bests his brother at Belmont

Belmont and Los Alamitos wrapped up this week, setting the stage for the summer’s premier venues; Saratoga and Del Mar! Let’s take a look at how some of the country’s best jockeys fared along both coasts. Don’t forget to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Jose Ortiz caught and passed his brother Irad…

‘West’ looks best in Los Alamitos Derby

Los Alamitos race course has gathered eight colts to contest the Grade III, $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby this Saturday. Most of the participants have either skipped the Triple Crown series or developed too late but could still make a name for themselves before the year is over. The 1 1/8-mile Los Alamitos Derby goes as…

Santa Anita selections, jockey analysis for 6/24/17

The Affirmed Stakes and Precisionist Stakes highlight the action at Santa Anita this Saturday. Three-year-olds will throw it down in the Affirmed, led by Kentucky Derby third-place finisher BATTLE OF MIDWAY, while older horses will do battle in the Precisionist. Both are Grade III events carrying $100,000 purses, and both go at 1 1/16th-miles on…

Weekly jockey review, 4/19/17; Santana on top at Oaklawn again

Time to review the results at the nation’s premier tracks and see which jockeys are on top of their games. As always, be sure to review this information before playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. won five races at “The Big A” despite riding there only two days. Ortiz Jr. racked…