Weekly jockey review, 11/29/17; Lanerie, Prat wrap up meet titles

It’s time to review the thoroughbred action from Thanksgiving week! See which jockeys are riding high going into December. And don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco has a narrow lead over the Ortiz brothers after a six-win week at “The Big A.” That included an 11-1 upset…

‘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…

Big Score looks for more in Penn Mile

The centerpiece of Penn National’s season, the Grade II, 500,000 Penn Mile, takes place this Saturday. Ten sophomores (eight betting interests) will go one mile on the Grantville, PA grass course at approximately 7:45 p.m. EST. The Penn Mile is the ninth race on an 11-race program that begins at 3:45 p.m. EST.  Several of…

Accelerate can spring a surprise in Santa Anita Gold Cup

Santa Anita Park presents the Grade I, $500,000 Santa Anita Gold Cup this Saturday. Eight handicap horses will try their luck at 1 1/4 miles on the main oval. The Gold Cup goes as race eight on a nine-race card, with post time estimated for 7:30 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part in FanXT’s…

Classic Empire is favored in potentially chaotic Kentucky Derby

The first Saturday in May is quickly approaching, which means the Grade I, $2 million Kentucky Derby is nearly here. Churchill Downs, as usual, will be the site for arguably the most prestigious horse race on the calendar. A full field of 20 three-year-old colts will line up for the ten-furlong challenge on the main…

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…

Longshots loom in Arkansas Derby

A field of 12 will line up at the gate for the 81st running of the Grade I, $1 million Arkansas Derby this Saturday. The Kentucky Derby aspirants will go 1 1/8 miles over the Oaklawn Park oval. 100 Derby points will be awarded to the winner, virtually assuring that colt a spot in the…

Weekly jockey review, 4/5/17; Gulfstream, Fair Grounds finales

A busy week in racing was also one of transition, as Gulfstream Park and Fair Grounds Racecourse concluded their marquee winter meets. We’ll examine the jockey results from the final weeks at those tracks here, as well as the waning days of the Oaklawn and Santa Anita meets and the beginning of the brief Aqueduct…

Weekly jockey review, 3/29/17; all systems go for Gaffalione

As the marquee winter meets draw to a close, let’s take a look at which jockeys can still lay claim to the leading rider title, and which are currently on a hot streak. Be sure to put this information to use when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. put a bow…