Competitive Iroquois, Pocahontas Stakes kick off Churchill meet

Two-year-olds take center stage at Churchill Downs on Saturday as fillies compete in the Pocahontas Stakes while males go in the Iroquois Stakes, a 10-4-2-1 Kentucky Derby prep. Previews of both races are below. Churchill Race 9 (Post time: 4:53 p.m. ET) The Grade II, $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes 1 1/16th-miles on dirt #7 BRITISH IDIOM…

Kentucky Derby undercard analysis, 5/4/19

There are stakes races galore in the run-up to the 145th Kentucky Derby, which is scheduled as Race 12 of 14 on Saturday at Churchill Downs. We’ll discuss a pair of them below. Churchill Race 8 (Post time: 2:45 p.m. Eastern) The Grade I, $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes Seven furlongs on dirt #8 MITOLE (7-2,…

Weekly jockey review, 4/3/19; Franco, Ortiz Jr. secure meet titles

The horse racing calendar continues its transition from winter to spring, as Aqueduct and Gulfstream wrapped up their traditional meets, while Santa Anita got back underway on Friday. We’ll highlight notable jockey performances here. Aqueduct Manny Franco put the finishing touches on the Aqueduct winter meet title with a three-win week. All told, he amassed…

Marley’s Freedom, Selcourt to renew rivalry in Beholder

The Grade I, $400,000 Beholder Mile is the feature on the first Saturday card at Santa Anita in four weeks.  A field of seven will line up for this one, led by Santa Monica exacta finishers MARLEY’S FREEDOM and SELCOURT. Post time for the Beholder, Race 9 of a scheduled 10, is 8:28 p.m. EST….

Weekly jockey review, 3/19/19; Rebel day results and more

Oaklawn Park took most of the national attention last week with the split Rebel Stakes on Saturday, but there was also important racing going on at Aqueduct and Gulfstream. Let’s review the results here, noting which jockeys did best. We’ll also include an update on Santa Anita. Aqueduct Manny Franco has all but wrapped up…

Weekly jockey review, 1/16/19

Winter racing continues at Aqueduct, Gulfstream and Santa Anita, and as always, FanXT sums up the action by looking at the best jockey performances of the week. Be sure to apply this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Junior Alvarado battled back last week after losing the lead to Manny Franco the stanza…

Weekly jockey review, 12/18/18

It’s time to recap last week’s horse racing action from across the country, focusing on jockey achievements. The ongoing winter meets at Aqueduct and Gulfstream will be discussed, as well as the recently-concluded Los Al meet. As always, be sure to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Junior Alvarado built on his strong start…

Roy H should handle his foes in Pat O’Brien

The Grade II, $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes puts sprinters in the spotlight on Saturday at Del Mar. The seven-furlong heat drew a field of eight. Post time for the Pat O’Brien, Race 7 on a 10-race card, is 8:03 p.m. EST. As always, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! #4…