Weekly jockey review, 3/13/19; Derby prep results, Santa Anita news and more

Most of thoroughbred racing’s preeminent winter meetings rolled on last week, with Santa Anita being a notable exception. Fortunately for fans and horsemen, “The Great Race Place” is tentatively scheduled to re-open on Mar. 22. Let’s go over the results from last week, paying close attention to racing from New York and Florida. Aqueduct Manny…

Haikal gets the call in the Gotham

New York’s road to the Kentucky Derby continues this Saturday with the Grade III, $300,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct. A field of eight, led by the highly-regarded INSTAGRAND, will be tested over one mile on the main oval. The Gotham awards 50 Kentucky Derby points to the winner, down to five for running fourth. Post…

Weekly jockey review, 2/26/19

It’s time to review the week that was in thoroughbred racing, recapping jockey performances at Aqueduct, Gulfstream and Santa Anita. See who is gaining momentum as Kentucky Derby prep season heats up. Aqueduct Manny Franco is starting to distance himself from the competition at “The Big A.” After a nine-win week, he boosted his meet…

Name Changer headlines Queens County

The $125k Queens County Stakes is the Saturday feature at Aqueduct. A field of 10 will line up for this 1 1/8-mile test. Post time for the Queens County, Race 8 of 9 on the day, is 3:47 p.m. EST. As always, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! #1 NAME…

Stallwalkin’ Dude seeks another stakes score in Fall Highweight

Aqueduct’s traditional Thanksgiving feature, the Grade III, $200,000 Fall Highweight Handicap, takes place for the 104th time this Thursday. Nine sprinters will pack on the extra pounds as they take to the main track for this six furlong sprint. Post time for the Fall Highweight, the eighth of nine scheduled races, is 3:20 p.m. EST….

Weekly jockey review, 11/15/17; Prat pours it on at Del Mar

Here’s a round-up of who’s riding hot at some of the nation’s preeminent racing venues. These jockeys will look to keep the momentum going as the lucrative Thanksgiving weekend approaches. Don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. springboarded to his customary spot atop the Aqueduct leaderboard after a seven-win…

Belmont selections, jockey analysis for 10/28/17

There’s a quartet of stakes races at Belmont Park for their closing Saturday card; we’ll discuss two of them here. There’s plenty of money to be made if you bet the right way. There’s also ample opportunity to pad your Breeders’ Cup bankroll through FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Race 7 The Grade III…

Abel Tasman, Salty to renew rivalry in Coaching Club American Oaks

The Grade I, $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks is the Sunday feature at Saratoga. The 1 1/8th-mile dirt heat attracted seven accomplished three-year-old fillies, including Kentucky Oaks and Acorn winner ABEL TASMAN. The CCA Oaks goes as Race 10 on an 11-race program; estimated post time is 6:18 p.m. EST. Be sure to take part…

Disco Partner should dance away with Elusive Quality

NYRA’s turf sprint season gets underway at Belmont Park this Saturday with the $150k Elusive Quality Stakes. A field of seven (discounting the two main-track-onlys) will line up for this seven-furlong grass event, which goes as Race 8 on the opening Saturday program at “Big Sandy.” Post time is estimated for 5:13 p.m. EST. Be…

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…