Lightly-raced Hofburg holds value in Kentucky Derby

After months of anticipation, the Grade I, $2 million Kentucky Derby will be held this Saturday at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/4-mile classic drew a field of 20 with one also-eligible. Post time for the Derby, Race 12 of 14 on the day, is 6:50 p.m. EST. Many of America’s top jockeys will be present,…

Bravazo looms large in Louisiana Derby

The Grade II, $1 million Louisiana Derby will be renewed this Saturday at New Orleans’ historic Fair Grounds racecourse. A field of 10 looking to bolster their Kentucky Derby résumés will take part in this prestigious 1 1/8-mile heat. Post time for the Louisiana Derby, the 11th of 14 scheduled races, is 6:21 p.m. EST….

Weekly jockey review, 2/21/18; Davis dominates at Aqueduct

It’s time to review the horse racing action from the holiday weekend and see which riders are in peak form at the moment. As always, be sure to consider this information when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Dylan Davis was in the zone at Aqueduct last week, as he won 11 races. That…

Instilled Regard, Principe Guilherme rematch in Risen Star

The Grade II, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes will be renewed at the Fair Grounds this Saturday. Ten three-year-olds will line up in pursuit of valuable Kentucky Derby points (50 to the winner down to five for running fourth) for this 1 1/16th-mile test. The Risen Star is Race 9 on a 12-race card and has…

Girvin’s a slam dunk in Ohio Derby

The Grade III, $500,000 Ohio Derby takes place at Thistledown this Saturday. A field of nine colts (seven betting interests) looking to establish themselves in the second half of their sophomore campaigns will line up for this 1 1/8-mile test. They’ll go in the gate at about 5:30 p.m. EST for the program’s eighth of…

Mo Town attempts revival in Wood Memorial

A field of eight has assembled to contest the Grade II, $750,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct this Saturday. The race carries 170 points used toward determining the field for the Kentucky Derby (100 points to first place). Among the entrants are Remsen winner MO TOWN and Holy Bull winner IRISH WAR CRY, along with Todd…

Patch joins familiar faces in Louisiana Derby

Fair Grounds Racecourse in New Orleans, LA hosts the Grade I, $1 million Louisiana Derby this Saturday. The marquee 1 1/8th-mile event drew a field of nine in pursuit of valuable Kentucky Derby points. 100 points go to the winner (essentially an automatic berth into “The Run for the Roses”), 40 to the runner-up, 20…

American Anthem aims for stakes glory in Rebel

The Grade II, $900,000 Rebel Stakes, Oaklawn’s penultimate Kentucky Derby prep, is the feature at the Arkansas oval this Saturday. The 1 1/16th-mile event drew a field of 11 looking for their share of 85 Kentucky Derby points (50 to the winner). Post time for the Rebel, the 10th race of the day, is 6:06…

Mo Town tries to record another victory in Risen Star

The Grade II, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes is the feature at the Fair Grounds this Saturday. The 1 1/16th-mile event drew a full field of 14 (with #14 SO CONFLATED expected to scratch) and features Remsen Stakes winner MO TOWN in his seasonal debut. The Risen Star offers 50 points to the winner toward the…

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…