Vasilika can run winning streak to nine in Matriarch

The Grade I, $300,000 Matriarch Stakes is the feature on closing Sunday at Del Mar. The one-mile grass event drew a full field of 14, led by VASILIKA. The Matriarch goes as Race 7 of 9 on the day, with an estimated post time of 6:30 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, be…

Accelerate should ace Awesome Again

The Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes pits six of California’s top older horses in a 1 1/8-mile trip around the main oval at Santa Anita. It goes as the 11th race on a stakes-rich 12-race program; post time is 8 p.m. EST. Extra points are on the line in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game,…

Weekly jockey review, 10/4/17; Lanerie leaves the competition behind

Time to go over the action at Belmont, Churchill and Santa Anita as Breeders’ Cup prep season continues! Keeneland opens later this week, and that should feature another tense jockey battle as well. See how your favorite riders are doing here, and consider these trends when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Irad Ortiz…

Santa Anita “Win & You’re In Day” selections, jockey analysis

Santa Anita Park plays host to five Grade I stakes on Saturday, all of which are Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” events. We’ll go over a couple of those races here. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Santa Anita Race 9 The Grade I $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes The…

American Oaks attracts accomplished field of 13

Three-year-old fillies get one more shot against restricted company in Santa Anita’s New Year’s Eve feature; the American Oaks. A Grade I event worth $300,000, the 1 1/4-mile turf heat drew a field of 13. It’ll go as Race 8 on a nine-race program, with post time estimated at 7:00 p.m. EST. The American Oaks…

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…

Jockey Spotlight: Joe Talamo

Despite being just 26 years of age, Joe Talamo has established himself as one of the west coast’s best riders. Although he has yet to notch a win in the Triple Crown series, his list of accomplishments in Southern California is extensive, including multiple Grade I victories. He even won a Breeders’ Cup race at…