Weekly jockey review, 8/22/18; Van Dyke decimates his Del Mar foes

We had Grade I action on both coasts last weekend; let’s review the drama here, paying careful attention to the achievements of the top riders at Del Mar and Saratoga. Be sure to apply this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Saratoga Irad Ortiz Jr. poured it on at “The Spa” last week, registering…

It’s all about Accelerate in Pacific Classic

Del Mar’s signature summer event, the Grade I, $1 million Pacific Classic, takes place this Saturday. A field of eight, led by potential division champ ACCELERATE, will line up for the 1 1/4-mile heat. Post time for the Pacific Classic, Race 10 of 11 on a stakes-laden program, is 9:43 p.m. EST. In addition to…

Weekly jockey review, 8/15/18

Saratoga and Del Mar will once again be the focus of the jockey review column, but we’ll also highlight some of the action from Arlington Million weekend in Illinois. As always, be sure to apply this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Saratoga Irad Ortiz Jr. won four stakes last week, two at Saratoga…

Accelerate should speed away with the San Diego

The Grade II, $200,000 San Diego Handicap, a prelude to next month’s Grade I, $1 million Pacific Classic, takes place at the historic Del Mar Thoroughbred Club this Saturday. The 1 1/16th-mile heat drew a field of 10, led by multiple Grade I winner ACCELERATE. Post time for the San Diego, Race 7 of 10…

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…

Collected can claim victory in Breeders’ Cup Classic

The 34th Breeders’ Cup Classic takes place this Saturday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Some of the world’s most accomplished handicap horses, including GUN RUNNER and ARROGATE, will test their mettle at 1 1/4-miles on dirt. The field of 11 will go postward at approximately 8:35 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering,…

Arrogate, Accelerate, Collected to clash in Pacific Classic

Del Mar’s traditional centerpiece, the Grade I, $1 million Pacific Classic, takes place this Saturday. A field of eight led by ARROGATE, ACCELERATE, and COLLECTED will go 1 1/4-miles on the main oval. Post time for the prestigious event, Race 8 of 11, is set for 8:30 p.m. EST. The Pacific Classic is one of…

Arrogate, California Chrome clash in ‘Classic’

The $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic is the centerpiece of a terrific day of horse racing at Santa Anita on Saturday. Going as the 12th and final race on the program, post time for the 1 1/4-mile event is estimated for 8:35 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game, and…

Effinex, Hoppertunity square off in Jockey Club Gold Cup

The Grade I, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup is the highlight of “Super Saturday” at Belmont Park, which features a total of seven stakes on an 11-race card. The Gold Cup goes as the 10th race on the program with an approximate post time of 5:23 p.m. EST. Be sure to get involved in…

Can California Chrome be ‘Awesome Again’?

Santa Anita plays host to a slew of graded stakes this Saturday; chief among them the Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes for Breeders’ Cup Classic-minded competitors. They’ll go a mile and an eighth for the program’s seventh race; post time is 6:30 p.m. EST. This will be CALIFORNIA CHROME’s final tune-up before a presumptive…