Instilled Regard looks live in LeComte

The Grade III, $200,000 LeComte Stakes, the first stepping stone in Louisiana toward the Kentucky Derby, is the Saturday feature at the Fair Grounds. A full field of 14 (and one also-eligible) will crowd the gate for this one mile and 70-yard test. Post time for the LeComte, the ninth of 13 races, is set…

Weekly jockey review, 1/10/17; Bridgmohan has super Sunday

It’s time to discuss the week that was in horse racing from a jockey perspective. See which riders are on top of their games at the moment. And don’t forget to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Racing was canceled for the entire week due to winter weather conditions in New York. Five…

Shivermetimbers can spring stakes upset in Santa Anita’s Sham

The Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes is Santa Anita’s Saturday feature. The race drew a field of seven Kentucky Derby hopefuls after important points toward the first Saturday in May (10 points to the winner down to one point for fourth). Post time for the Sham, a one-mile dirt heat, is 5:34 p.m. EST. It…

Kimbear is back to sprinting in Laz Barrera

The Grade III, $100,000 Laz Barrera Stakes for three-year-old sprinters is the Saturday feature at Santa Anita. A talented field of six will line up at the gate at approximately 6:00 p.m. EST for the day’s fifth of nine races. The Laz Barrera will be run at seven furlongs on the main oval. Be sure…

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…

Seven three-year-olds assemble for Sham Stakes

The Sham Stakes, the first step on California’s road to the Kentucky Derby, is featured at Santa Anita this Saturday. A field of seven goes in this 1 1/16th-mile race worth 17 points toward the “Run for the Roses” (10-4-2-1). The Grade III, $100,000 event goes as Race 7, post time is 6:30 p.m. EST….