Weekly jockey review, 1/17/18; Stevens opens strong at Oaklawn

There was plenty of thoroughbred action over the holiday weekend, most notably at Oaklawn, which just opened its annual meeting. Aqueduct also raced for the first time in 2018 after some weather-related delays. We’ll go over five different tracks spanning both coasts and see which jockeys are thriving in their respective colonies. As always, remember…

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…

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…

LeComte leads the way on Louisiana’s Derby trail

New Orleans’ Fair Grounds racecourse is the site for the Grade III, $200,000 LeComte Stakes this Saturday. A field of 12 with Kentucky Derby ambitions will go a mile and 70 yards on the main oval. Scheduled as the program’s 11th race, post time is estimated at 6:00 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to check out…

Jockey Spotlight: Shaun Bridgmohan

The well-traveled Shaun Bridgmohan is going on 20 years in the saddle, and though he is reducing the volume of mounts he takes on these days, he is still considered by many to be one of the better jockeys in the country. Bridgmohan immigrated to America from Jamaica at age 13 and ‘paid his dues’…

Indiana Derby picks and fantasy analysis

Saturday’s Grade II, 500,000 Indiana Derby drew a solid cast of 12 three-year-olds. They’ll go one-and-one-sixteenth miles over the Indiana Grand oval when the latch springs on the program’s ninth race (approximately 9:41 p.m. EST). Remember to use this preview in determining your picks for FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! The two horses with the…