Big-Race Showdown: Louisiana Derby Selections

Eclipse Sportswire

For the fourth year in a row, 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 every weekend leading up to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The handicappers face off in what we like to call “Big Race Showdown.”

The players’ 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 $2 exacta and $2 trifecta box bets of each player’s top three selections. We will also be keeping track of which player correctly selects the most winners. 

Your 2019 players are TVG’s Candice Hare, Ashley Mailloux (Paddock Analyst, Fort Erie), Mike McCormick (PokerFuse), Nicolle Neulist (Arlington Park), Mike Somich (, Kenny Schmitt (, ABR’s Dan Tordjman, NYRA’s Darwin Vizcaya, and Derby Day Racing’s Brian Zipse.

Our featured race this week is: the $1 million, Grade 2 Louisiana Derby on Saturday, March 21 at Fair Grounds.

The Louisiana Derby is a qualifying points race for the 146thKentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, which has been rescheduled for Sept. 5 at Churchill Downs, and it offers Derby points to the top four finishers on a 100-40-20-10 scale. The Louisiana Derby has a scheduled post time of 5:49 p.m. ET Saturday and will be televised live on TVG

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