Weekly jockey review, 4/4/18; Saez sizzles at Gulfstream

Three major circuits, Aqueduct, Gulfstream and the Fair Grounds, wrapped up winter meetings this past week; we’ll recap the action here. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco secured his first ever NYRA jockey title with a Saturday riding double. The final margin over Dylan Davis was 61-47….

Weekly jockey review, 4/26/17; Irad alone atop Aqueduct standings

Let’s review the week that was in horse racing and see which jockeys excelled and which have been unlucky. Be sure to weigh this information if you’re playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. wrapped up another NYRA riding title with an impressive month of April at “The Big A.” Ortiz led…

Jockey Spotlight: Kendrick Carmouche

Kendrick Carmouche has established himself as one of the better riders in the game since relocating from Parx to the NYRA circuit in 2015. He’s won multiple graded stakes since moving there full-time and posted career highs in earnings in back-to-back years. He had won four straight riding titles at Parx from 2008 to 2011…

Jockey Spotlight: Paco Lopez

Paco Lopez is among the game’s most underrated riders. The 31-year-old native of Veracruz, Mexico topped 2,000 career wins on Dec. 4 at Gulfstream Park, and he’s dominated at Monmouth Park since 2010. In fact, Lopez won the 2014 Monmouth meet by 62 wins, amassing more victories than the next two jockeys combined. He won…

Jockey Spotlight: Shaun Bridgmohan

The well-traveled Shaun Bridgmohan is going on 20 years in the saddle, and though he is reducing the volume of mounts he takes on these days, he is still considered by many to be one of the better jockeys in the country. Bridgmohan immigrated to America from Jamaica at age 13 and ‘paid his dues’…

Jockey Spotlight: Junior Alvarado

Junior Alvarado has dreamed big all his life, and his dreams have become reality since he took out his jockey’s license in 2007. Alvarado has won eight Grade I races since coming to America, and has forged key partnerships with trainers Bill Mott, Kiaran McLaughlin and Christophe Clement, among others. Alvarado was inspired to become…

Jockey Spotlight: Edgar Prado

Hall-of-Fame jockey Edgar Prado is still riding at the pinnacle of the game at age 49. Though his home base is now the less-lucrative Maryland circuit, he still invades some of the nation’s top horse racing venues looking to take down graded stakes. He has six such victories this year at six different tracks, his…

Jockey Spotlight: Luis Saez

Luis Saez only started riding in America in 2009, but he’s swiftly established himself as one of the best jockeys in the country. A graduate of the Pincay Riding School, which has produced notable riders such as Jose Lezcano and Cornelio Velasquez, Saez won 37 races in his native Panama before making the journey to…

Jockey Spotlight: Manny Franco

Manny Franco has been one of the better jockeys on the NYRA circuit since 2013, and is just beginning to establish himself as a top-quality stakes rider. Franco had a productive year as an apprentice in 2013. He got his career started at Aqueduct then moved to Monmouth Park for the summer, where he was…

Diamond Fields should shine in Sands Point Stakes

Three-year-old fillies take center stage at Belmont Park this Saturday in the Grade II Sands Point Stakes. A strong field of seven will go 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf course for the ninth race of the day, and the approximate post time is 5:45 p.m. EST. This event offers the most points toward…