Big-Race Showdown: Haskell, Bing Crosby Selections

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Horse racing’s second season – the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series and the run up to the world championships of horse racing at Del Mar on Nov. 4 and 5 – is underway! That means there’s great racing action nearly every weekend from here on out. America’s Best Racing is challenging some of the brightest minds in horse betting to come up with their top three picks for key races leading up to the Breeders’ Cup.

We kicked off “Big-Race Showdown” earlier this year with season one focusing on the run up to and through the Triple Crown. The final standings for those races can be found below.

The player’s picks will be posted here and a running bankroll will be kept to track their success all year long. Bankrolls will be tabulated on the basis of a $2 win bet on top selections and $2 exacta and $2 trifecta box bets of each player’s top three selections. Your players are Eric Bialek, Acacia Courtney, C.J. Johnsen, Bryan Simpkins, and Dan Tordjman.

For this week, the featured races are the Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar on Saturday, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” race for the TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint, and the betfair.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Sunday. The Haskell is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Classic and will be televised on NBC from 5-6 p.m. ET. 


Eric Bialek (VIEW BIO)

National Handicapping Championship Qualifier

Bing Crosby Stakes

1. Ransom the Moon

2. Drefong

3. Roy H

Alt: Denman's Call

betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes

1. Battle of Midway

2. McCraken

3. Irish War Cry

Alt: Girvin

Top Selection Winners: 3/5

Exacta Winnings: $49.20

Trifecta Winnings: $0


Acacia Courtney (VIEW BIO)

TV Analyst/Host for Gulfstream Park

Bing Crosby Stakes

1. Drefong

2. Ransom the Moon

3. St. Joe Bay

Alt: Moe Candy

betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes

1. Irish War Cry

2. McCraken

3. Timeline

Alt: Battle of Midway

Top Selection Winners: 2/5

Exacta Winnings: $38.60

Trifecta Winnings: $0


C.J. Johnsen (VIEW BIO)

Director of Wagering for Kentucky Downs 

Bing Crosby Stakes

1. Ransom the Moon

2. Roy H

3. Drefong

Alt: St. Joe Bay

betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes

1. Timeline

2. Battle of Midway

3. Irish War Cry

Alt: Practical Joke

Top Selection Winners: 3/5

Exacta Winnings: $29.00

Trifecta Winnings: $0


Bryan Simpkins (VIEW BIO)

Handicapper and Writer for Danonymous Racing

Bing Crosby Stakes

1. Drefong

2. Ransom the Moon

3. Roy H

Alt: Denman's Call

betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes

1. Battle of Midway

2. Timeline

3. Practical Joke

Alt: McCraken

Top Selection Winners: 5/5

Exacta Winnings: $38.60

Trifecta Winnings: $0


Dan Tordjman (VIEW BIO)

Video Correspondent, Handicapper and Writer for  America's Best Racing

Note: Weekly selections made using STATS Race Lens

Bing Crosby Stakes

1. Denman's Call

2. Drefong

3. Ransom the Moon

Alt: Solid Wager

betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes

1. Practical Joke

2. Timeline

3. Irish War Cry

Alt: Battle of Midway

Top Selection Winners: 0/5

Exacta Winnings: $76.60

Trifecta Winnings: $272.80

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