West Coast seeks another east coast win in Pennsylvania Derby

The Grade I, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby is this Saturday’s feature race at Parx. Travers winner WEST COAST leads a cast of 10 three-year-old colts who will head postward at approximately 5:45 p.m. EST. The Pennsylvania Derby is the 11th race on a 13-race program that also features the Grade I, $1 million Cotillion. Several…

Gritty Gunnevera can upset the Travers

A stacked field of 12 has assembled for the 148th running of the Grade I, $1.25 million Travers Stakes this Saturday at Saratoga. The 1 1/4-mile event is as wide-open as any rendition in recent memory and has attracted three-year-old colts from all across the country. Going as Race 11 on a stakes-laden 13-race card,…

Keen Ice set for another Saratoga upset in the Whitney

The Grade I, $1.2 million Whitney Stakes takes center stage at Saratoga this Saturday. A field of seven will go at it over 1 1/8-miles on the main oval. GUN RUNNER leads the way at 4-5, though circumstances would indicate that this Whitney is a much more wide-open affair. It goes as Race 9 on…

California Chrome can get revenge on Arrogate in Pegasus World Cup

Gulfstream Park hosts the richest race in the world, the Pegasus World Cup, this Saturday. A Grade I event worth $12 million ($1 million kicked in by stakeholders for each horse), the Pegasus pits two-time Horse of the Year CALIFORNIA CHROME against last year’s Travers Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner ARROGATE. The field of…

Cigar Mile headlines Saturday at Aqueduct

A field of ten will line up in the gate for the 28th running of the Grade I, $500,000 Cigar Mile on Saturday at Aqueduct. Post time for the illustrious event that anchors a card with four graded stakes is approximately 4:20 p.m.; it’s Race 10 on the program. Don’t forget to take part in…

Red Smith, Discovery headline Saturday card at Aqueduct

A twin-bill of graded stakes highlights the Saturday action at New York’s Aqueduct Racetrack. Older turfers will go 1 3/8 miles in the Grade III Red Smith Handicap in Race 7, while three-year-olds occupy the traditional feature slot, Race 8 of 9, in the Grade III Discovery Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on the main…

Arrogate, California Chrome clash in ‘Classic’

The $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic is the centerpiece of a terrific day of horse racing at Santa Anita on Saturday. Going as the 12th and final race on the program, post time for the 1 1/4-mile event is estimated for 8:35 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to check out FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game, and…

Jockey Spotlight: Luis Saez

Luis Saez only started riding in America in 2009, but he’s swiftly established himself as one of the best jockeys in the country. A graduate of the Pincay Riding School, which has produced notable riders such as Jose Lezcano and Cornelio Velasquez, Saez won 37 races in his native Panama before making the journey to…

Nyquist, Exaggerator to renew rivalry in Pennsylvania Derby

The Grade II, $1.25 million Pennsylvania Derby is the feature event at Parx Racing on Saturday, and it drew a star-studded field of 12. Leading the way are Kentucky Derby winner NYQUIST and Preakness Stakes winner EXAGGERATOR, who will square off for the sixth time in their respective careers (NYQUIST holds a 3-2 advantage). They’ll…