Weekly jockey review, 3/13/19; Derby prep results, Santa Anita news and more

Most of thoroughbred racing’s preeminent winter meetings rolled on last week, with Santa Anita being a notable exception. Fortunately for fans and horsemen, “The Great Race Place” is tentatively scheduled to re-open on Mar. 22. Let’s go over the results from last week, paying close attention to racing from New York and Florida. Aqueduct Manny…

Weekly jockey review, 11/27/18; Can Franco or Van Dyke be caught?

Fall meets are winding down across the country, as Churchill bowed out to Turfway, while Aqueduct and Del Mar have just a handful of days left. We’ll recap the Thanksgiving week action here. Don’t forget to apply this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Going into the final week of Aqueduct’s fall meet,…

Weekly jockey review, 3/29/17; all systems go for Gaffalione

As the marquee winter meets draw to a close, let’s take a look at which jockeys can still lay claim to the leading rider title, and which are currently on a hot streak. Be sure to put this information to use when playing FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Irad Ortiz Jr. put a bow…

Jockey Spotlight: Miguel Mena

It’s hard to believe, but Miguel Mena’s career was almost derailed by alcohol addiction. Fortunately for the talented Peruvian jockey, he was able to get help and is now thriving at the upper echelon of the sport. “I made mistakes,” Mena said in a 2010 interview with the Post-Star. “But I learned from my mistakes…

Jockey Spotlight: Jon Court

The well-respected Jon Court may have turned 56 this year, but he’s still riding at the upper echelon of the game. He just earned his 4,000th win at Turfway Park on Dec. 3 and doesn’t have plans to retire any time soon. “[Retirement] is a topic that comes up quite regularly,” Court told Oaklawn Park’s…

Jockey Spotlight: Julien Leparoux

Julien Leparoux has been one of the country’s best jockeys for over a decade now, riding predominately in the heartland of horse racing; Kentucky. He’s won multiple riding titles at Turfway, Keeneland and Churchill, and while he has yet to win the Kentucky Derby, he’s won just about every stakes race worth winning in the…