Wells Bayou looks strong at square odds in Southwest

The Grade III, $750,000 Southwest Stakes is the feature at Oaklawn Park this Presidents’ Day. The 1/16th-mile heat for three-year-olds, which carries 17 points toward the Kentucky Derby (10-4-2-1 format), drew a field of nine. Post time for the Southwest, Race 9 of 10 on the day, is approximately 5:43 p.m. ET. #1 WELLS BAYOU…

War of Will should overwhelm Louisiana Derby field

The Grade I, $1 million Louisiana Derby takes place this Saturday at the historic Fair Grounds racecourse in New Orleans. The 1 1/8-mile race awards 100 Kentucky Derby points to the winner, assuring them a starting spot in the “Run for the Roses.” Second place receives 40 points, third gets 20, and fourth gets 10….

Galilean gets first shot vs. open company in Rebel

Oaklawn Park will be the site for two crucial Kentucky Derby preps on Saturday, as they split their Grade II Rebel Stakes into two divisions. The first division of the 1 1/16th-mile heat, which drew a field of nine, is slated for Race 8. Approximate post time for the $750,000 Rebel is 5:57 p.m. EST….

Weekly jockey review, 2/19/19; Ortiz Jr. seizes command at Gulfstream

It’s time to recap the horse racing action from the extended holiday week that featured two Kentucky Derby preps. We’ll make stops across the country highlighting some of the best jockey performances over the last few days. Aqueduct It was a mostly quiet week for Manny Franco, as he won just twice at Aqueduct and…

Jersey Agenda is a breakout candidate in Southwest Stakes

Oaklawn Park’s Presidents Day feature is the Grade III, $500,000 Southwest Stakes, which lured 11 three-year-olds. The second milestone on Arkansas’ road to the Kentucky Derby is worth 10 Derby points to the winner. The 1 1/16th-mile Southwest, the ninth of 10 races on the day at Oaklawn, goes postward at 6:09 p.m. EST. #5…

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….

Solomini should start his season with a Rebel win

The penultimate stepping stone on Arkansas’ Kentucky Derby trail, the Grade II, $900,000 Rebel Stakes, takes place this Saturday at Oaklawn Park. There’s 50 Derby points available to the winner, down to five points for finishing fourth. A field of 11 will be led to the gate at approximately 7:09 p.m. EST for this 1…

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…

Combatant could get revenge on Mourinho in Southwest Stakes

The Grade III, $500,000 Southwest Stakes for three-year-olds will highlight the action on President’s Day at Oaklawn Park. A field of 11 has been entered for the 1 1/16th-mile heat worth 10 Kentucky Derby points to the winner. The Southwest goes as Race 9 on a 10-race program, with post time scheduled for 6:10 p.m….

Longshots loom in Arkansas Derby

A field of 12 will line up at the gate for the 81st running of the Grade I, $1 million Arkansas Derby this Saturday. The Kentucky Derby aspirants will go 1 1/8 miles over the Oaklawn Park oval. 100 Derby points will be awarded to the winner, virtually assuring that colt a spot in the…