Accelerate must deal with McKinzie in Breeders’ Cup Classic

The highly-anticipated Grade I, $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic takes place for the 35th time, with Churchill Downs playing host this Saturday. A field of 14 with two also-eligibles has signed on for this 1 1/4-mile challenge that carries Horse of the Year implications. The Classic goes as Race 11 of 12 on the day,…

Thunder Snow gets shot at redemption in Jockey Club Gold Cup

Eight top older horses will try their hand in the Grade I, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup this Saturday at Belmont Park. The 1 1/4-mile classic goes as the 10th of 11 races on a program stacked with stakes. Post time for the Gold Cup is estimated for 5:50 p.m. EST. As always, be sure…

Expect formful results despite full field in Woodward

The historic Grade I, $750,000 Woodward Stakes highlights the final Saturday card of the year at Saratoga. A full field of 14 will contest this 1 1/8-mile event. The Woodward goes as Race 11 of 12; approximate post time is 6:47 p.m. EST. In addition to watching and wagering, don’t forget to take part in…

Key Keen Ice in Jockey Club Gold Cup

The historic Grade I, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup will be renewed this Saturday at Belmont Park. The 1 1/4-mile dirt test drew a field of seven looking to boost their Breeders’ Cup Classic credentials. Post time for the Jockey Club Gold Cup is approximately 5:23 p.m. EST; it’s the 10th of 11 races. In…

Gun Runner should run away with Woodward

The Grade I, $750,000 Woodward Stakes is the headliner for this year’s final Saturday card at Saratoga. Breeders’ Cup Classic contender GUN RUNNER is matched up against just four others for this 1 1/8-mile test. Post time for the Woodward, the 11th of 12 races on the program, is 6:46 p.m. EST. Be sure to…

Midnight Storm rolls into Santa Anita Handicap as the favorite

The Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap will be renewed for the 80th time at Santa Anita Park this Saturday. The 1 1/4-mile classic drew a field of nine. Scheduled as the 10th race on an 11-race card, post time for the “Big ‘Cap” is 7:30 p.m. EST. As always, feel free to take part…

Jockey Spotlight: Paco Lopez

Paco Lopez is among the game’s most underrated riders. The 31-year-old native of Veracruz, Mexico topped 2,000 career wins on Dec. 4 at Gulfstream Park, and he’s dominated at Monmouth Park since 2010. In fact, Lopez won the 2014 Monmouth meet by 62 wins, amassing more victories than the next two jockeys combined. He won…

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…