Accelerate must deal with McKinzie in Breeders’ Cup Classic

The highly-anticipated Grade I, $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic takes place for the 35th time, with Churchill Downs playing host this Saturday. A field of 14 with two also-eligibles has signed on for this 1 1/4-mile challenge that carries Horse of the Year implications. The Classic goes as Race 11 of 12 on the day,…

Weekly jockey review, 9/26/18

Time to catch up on last week’s horse racing happenings, highlighting the top jockeys at their respective circuits. As always, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Javier Castellano continues to show the way at the Belmont fall meet. He leads John Velazquez, 13-12, after a four-win week that saw…

Hofburg is the one to hold off in Pennsylvania Derby

The Grade I, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, Parx’s annual centerpiece event, takes place this Saturday. The prestigious 1 1/8-mile heat for three-year-olds attracted a field of 10. Post time for the Pennsylvania Derby, Race 11 on a lucrative 13-race program, is 5:45 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, be sure to take part…

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…

Weekly jockey review, 3/14/18; Van Dyke, Smith shine at Santa Anita

Let’s review the stakes-laden week that was in horse racing and see which jockeys rose to the occasion. As always, be sure to apply this information when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco posted his first career five-win day on Sunday to pass Dylan Davis for first in the Aqueduct jockey standings….

Instilled Regard looks live in LeComte

The Grade III, $200,000 LeComte Stakes, the first stepping stone in Louisiana toward the Kentucky Derby, is the Saturday feature at the Fair Grounds. A full field of 14 (and one also-eligible) will crowd the gate for this one mile and 70-yard test. Post time for the LeComte, the ninth of 13 races, is set…

Weekly jockey review, 1/10/18; Bridgmohan has super Sunday

It’s time to discuss the week that was in horse racing from a jockey perspective. See which riders are on top of their games at the moment. And don’t forget to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Racing was canceled for the entire week due to winter weather conditions in New York. Five…

Shivermetimbers can spring stakes upset in Santa Anita’s Sham

The Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes is Santa Anita’s Saturday feature. The race drew a field of seven Kentucky Derby hopefuls after important points toward the first Saturday in May (10 points to the winner down to one point for fourth). Post time for the Sham, a one-mile dirt heat, is 5:34 p.m. EST. It…