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…

Talented Talk Veuve To Me can upset the Alabama

The Grade I, $600,000 Alabama Stakes is the feature race at Saratoga this Saturday. Eight fillies and mares will test their mettle at 1 1/4-miles over the main track. The field is led by multiple graded stakes winner MIDNIGHT BISOU and up-and-comer TALK VEUVE TO ME. Post time for the Alabama, Race 9 on a…

Weekly jockey review, 7/25/18; Saratoga, Del Mar opening week wrap-ups

It was a thrilling first week at Del Mar and Saratoga. We’ll recap the action from a jockeys angle here. Don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Saratoga Javier Castellano dominated early at “The Spa,” winning eight races over four days, including a Monday hat-trick. Castellano also recorded a win in Saturday’s Sanford…

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…

Local horses hold the edge in Delaware Oaks

The Grade III, $300,000 Delaware Oaks is the feature on Delaware Park’s Saturday program. A field of 10 three-year-old fillies will contest this 1 1/16-mile affair. Post time for the Delaware Oaks, Race 10 of 11 on the day, is 5:45 p.m. EST. Several important jockeys ship in for this, so study this race carefully…

Chocolate Martini seems superior in Summertime Oaks

Three-year-old fillies take center stage at Santa Anita in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks. The 1 1/16th-mile event drew a field of six, led by recent Kentucky Oaks contender CHOCOLATE MARTINI. Post time for the Summertime Oaks, Race 6 of 11 on the day, is 6:00 p.m. EST.  In addition to watching and wagering,…

Midnight Bisou looms large in Kentucky Oaks

The Grade I, $1 million Kentucky Oaks is Friday’s feature at Churchill Downs on the eve of the Kentucky Derby. The historic 1 1/8-mile stake drew a field of 14. The Kentucky Oaks field goes postward at approximately 6:12 p.m. EST for the 11th of 13 races on the program. With many top riders in…

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…