Weekly jockey review, 4/11/18

Three crucial Kentucky Derby preps, plus opening weekend at Keeneland, are now behind us. Let’s recap the action here, focusing on which jockeys excelled at their respective circuits. Don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Junior Alvarado, Manny Franco and Kendrick Carmouche are tied atop the leaderboard one week into the spring…

Weekly jockey review, 3/21/18

We’ll whip around the country in this week’s jockey review, summarizing the action at five different venues. Be sure to take note of who’s hot and who’s not when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Wins came in bunches for the leading “Big A” jockeys last week. Manny Franco extended his newfound lead to…

Mopotism stands out in Santa Margarita

The Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes puts some of the west’s best distaffers in the spotlight this Saturday. A field of 10 will go 1 1/8-miles on Santa Anita’s main course in pursuit of a $400,000 purse. Post time for the Santa Margarita, Race 9 of 10 on the day, is 7:00 p.m. EST. In…

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….

Prime Attraction a tempting proposition in Santa Anita Handicap

The prestigious Santa Anita Handicap will be renewed this Saturday at Santa Anita Park. The Grade I, $600,000 event drew a field of eight that will test their mettle at 1 1/4-miles. The “Big ‘Cap,” Race 10 on a star-studded 11-race card, goes at approximately 8:00 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to check out FanXT’s Daily…

Miller-trained trio headline Daytona Stakes

The Daytona Stakes, a Grade III, $150,000 turf sprint, is the Saturday feature at Santa Anita. A field of seven older grass runners, three of which are trained by sharp local conditioner Peter Miller, will go about 6.5 furlongs on the unique downhill turf course at “The Great Race Place.” The Daytona, Race 4 on…

Pegasus World Cup goes through Gun Runner

The much-anticipated Grade I Pegasus World Cup takes place this Saturday at Gulfstream Park. A field of 12 (with two also-eligibles) will line up at approximately 5:35 p.m. EST for this 1 1/8-mile challenge. The Pegasus goes as the finale on a 12-race program loaded with stakes events. Each entrant was charged $1 million for…

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…

Rising star Rymska should roll in American Oaks

The Grade I, $300,000 American Oaks is the feature at Santa Anita Park this Saturday. A field of 10 three-year-old fillies will go 1 1/4 miles on turf in the seventh of nine scheduled races. Post time for the American Oaks is approximately 6:32 p.m. EST.  Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy…