Frostie Anne, Pat On the Back among best bets on Empire Showcase Day

New York-breds will be in the spotlight this Saturday at Belmont Park on Empire Showcase Day. Eight state-bred events, led by the Empire Classic and Empire Distaff, comprise the majority of the 11-race card. First post is 12:30 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Race 9 The…

Rushing Fall should reign supreme in QEII Challenge Cup

The Grade I, $500,000 QEII Challenge Cup takes place this Saturday at Keeneland. Eight three-year-old fillies will test their mettle at 1 1/8-miles on the turf course. Post time for the QEII Challenge Cup, the ninth of 10 races on the day, is 5:30 p.m. EST. As always, feel free to take part in FanXT’s…

Come Dancing is inviting proposition in Beldame

The Grade I, $400,000 Beldame Stakes is the feature at Belmont Park this Saturday. Eight distaffers will do battle over 1 1/8-miles on the main track. Post time for the Beldame, Race 8 of 11 on the day, is 4:25 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, be sure to check out FanXT’s Daily…

Comebacking Battle of Midway can be beaten in Kelso

Seven horses will try their luck in Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park. The one-mile race is a logical stepping stone toward the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile in November. Going as Race 8 on a 10-race program, the Kelso will be run at 5:18 p.m. EST. Remember to play along in FanXT’s…

River Boyne should roll to Del Mar Derby score

California’s three-year-old turf stars will be in the spotlight in Sunday’s Grade II, $250,000 Del Mar Derby. The 1 1/8-mile event attracted a field of 12. Post time for the Del Mar Derby, Race 8 of 10 on the penultimate summer program at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, is 8:35 p.m. EST. Remember to get…

Expect formful results despite full field in Woodward

The historic Grade I, $750,000 Woodward Stakes highlights the final Saturday card of the year at Saratoga. A full field of 14 will contest this 1 1/8-mile event. The Woodward goes as Race 11 of 12; approximate post time is 6:47 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, don’t forget to take part in…

King Zachary seeks crowning achievement in Travers

The Grade I, $1.25 million Travers Stakes is set for Saturday at Saratoga. A field of 11, led by Haskell winner GOOD MAGIC, will contest this classic event for three-year-olds. The distance for the “Midsummer Derby” is 1 1/4-miles. Going as Race 11 on a 13-race program, the Travers is scheduled for 5:44 p.m. EST….

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…