Weekly jockey review, 9/26/18

Time to catch up on last week’s horse racing happenings, highlighting the top jockeys at their respective circuits. As always, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Javier Castellano continues to show the way at the Belmont fall meet. He leads John Velazquez, 13-12, after a four-win week that saw…

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…

West Coast seeks another east coast win in Pennsylvania Derby

The Grade I, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby is this Saturday’s feature race at Parx. Travers winner WEST COAST leads a cast of 10 three-year-old colts who will head postward at approximately 5:45 p.m. EST. The Pennsylvania Derby is the 11th race on a 13-race program that also features the Grade I, $1 million Cotillion. Several…

Cigar Mile headlines Saturday at Aqueduct

A field of ten will line up in the gate for the 28th running of the Grade I, $500,000 Cigar Mile on Saturday at Aqueduct. Post time for the illustrious event that anchors a card with four graded stakes is approximately 4:20 p.m.; it’s Race 10 on the program. Don’t forget to take part in…

Red Smith, Discovery headline Saturday card at Aqueduct

A twin-bill of graded stakes highlights the Saturday action at New York’s Aqueduct Racetrack. Older turfers will go 1 3/8 miles in the Grade III Red Smith Handicap in Race 7, while three-year-olds occupy the traditional feature slot, Race 8 of 9, in the Grade III Discovery Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on the main…

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…

Nyquist, Exaggerator to renew rivalry in Pennsylvania Derby

The Grade II, $1.25 million Pennsylvania Derby is the feature event at Parx Racing on Saturday, and it drew a star-studded field of 12. Leading the way are Kentucky Derby winner NYQUIST and Preakness Stakes winner EXAGGERATOR, who will square off for the sixth time in their respective careers (NYQUIST holds a 3-2 advantage). They’ll…

Songbird the class of the Cotillion

Six three-year-old fillies will line up at the gate at Parx for the $1 million Grade I Cotillion Stakes on Saturday afternoon. SONGBIRD is the main attraction and the presumptive favorite, but she could get a stern test before moving on to the Breeders’ Cup in November. Post time for the Cotillion, which is Race…