West coast win machine Vasilika top choice in Gamely

Santa Anita’s Grade I, $500,000 Gamely Stakes is among the more intriguing races taking place on Memorial Day. Eight fillies and mares will do battle over 1 1/8-miles on the turf course. Post time for the Gamely, Race 7 on a 10-race program, is 7:03 p.m. ET. #4 VASILIKA (8-5, morning-line favorite) goes for an…

Weekly jockey review, 4/10/19; Castellano wins early and often at Keeneland

It was a super Saturday for horse racing, as the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Stakes and Santa Anita Derby were held at Aqueduct, Keeneland and Santa Anita, respectively. Let’s review the results for the week at each circuit, focusing on the top jockey performances. Aqueduct Manny Franco and Jose Lezcano both got off to successful…

Weekly jockey review, 2/26/19

It’s time to review the week that was in thoroughbred racing, recapping jockey performances at Aqueduct, Gulfstream and Santa Anita. See who is gaining momentum as Kentucky Derby prep season heats up. Aqueduct Manny Franco is starting to distance himself from the competition at “The Big A.” After a nine-win week, he boosted his meet…

Vasilika looms large in Buena Vista

Some of the best older fillies and mares of the turf will take center stage on Saturday at Santa Anita in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes. The one-mile heat drew a field of 10 in pursuit of a $200,000 purse. Post time for the Buena Vista, Race 8 on a 10-race program, is 7…

Weekly jockey review, 1/23/19; Prat pulls away at Santa Anita

This week’s jockey review remains focused on the winter racing at Aqueduct, Gulfstream and Santa Anita. Be sure to study the results carefully before Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup, and don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Aqueduct Manny Franco recorded a seven-win week to pull clear of Junior Alvarado, 40-34. Franco was shut…

Vasilika should bounce back in Megahertz

The Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes puts older grass fillies and mares in the spotlight this Monday at Santa Anita. The holiday feature, a two-turn turf mile, drew a field of seven, led by multiple graded stakes winner VASILIKA. Post time for the Megahertz, Race 8 of 10 on the day, is 6:34 p.m. EST….

Californiagoldrush gets the call in American Oaks

The Grade I, $300,000 American Oaks highlights opening Saturday at Santa Anita Park. The 1 1/4-mile turf test will see eight three-year-old fillies go postward. The American Oaks is scheduled as the eighth of 10 races, with an approximate post time of 6:34 p.m. EST. As always, be sure to take part in FanXT’s Daily…

Vasilika can run winning streak to nine in Matriarch

The Grade I, $300,000 Matriarch Stakes is the feature on closing Sunday at Del Mar. The one-mile grass event drew a full field of 14, led by VASILIKA. The Matriarch goes as Race 7 of 9 on the day, with an estimated post time of 6:30 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, be…

Weekly jockey review, 11/6/18; Breeders’ Cup wrap-up

We’re going to focus almost exclusively on the Friday and Saturday results at Churchill Downs, specifically the Breeders’ Cup races, in this week’s jockey review! As always, be sure to apply this information toward FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Joel Rosario probably had the most memorable Breeders’ Cup of any rider at Churchill last weekend….

Accelerate should ace Awesome Again

The Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes pits six of California’s top older horses in a 1 1/8-mile trip around the main oval at Santa Anita. It goes as the 11th race on a stakes-rich 12-race program; post time is 8 p.m. EST. Extra points are on the line in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game,…