Big-Race Showdown: Belmont Stakes, Ogden Phipps, and Jaipur Selections


For the sixth 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 2022 Triple Crown and then continuing through the 2022 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The handicappers face off in what we like to call the “Big Race Showdown.”

weekend Television schedule

Friday, June 10: 12:30-7 p.m. ET on FS2; post time varies on TVG

Saturday, June 11:
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 7:15-8:30 p.m. ET on FS2; 3-5 p.m. on CNBC; 5-7 p.m. on NBC; post time varies on TVG

Sunday, June 12:
12:30-2:30 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. ET on FS2; post time varies on TVG

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 players for the 2022 Big Race Showdown season are Edison Hatter (In the Money Media Analyst, Meadowlands On-Air Host), Spencer Luginbuhl (Redboard Rewind Podcast from In the Money Media, The Daily Gallop), Ashley Mailloux (Project Lead, 1/ST Racing), Jessica Paquette (Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, analyst for Colonial Downs and Sam Houston Race Park), John Piassek (Handicapper and Writer, America’s Best Racing),  Louis Rabaut (Handicapper and Host, Horse Racing Happy Hour), Roberto Rodriguez (El Potro Roberto, DRF en Espanol), Mike Somich (The Magic Mike Show, Somo Bombs Handicapper – The Racing Dudes), Naomi Tukker (Maryland Jockey Club Racing Analyst),  Darwin Vizcaya (Handicapper and Host, La Trifecta from America’s Best Racing), Rowan Ward (Chartcaller at Hawthorne Race Track and a Freelance Writer), and Brian Zipse (Senior Writer for Horse Racing Nation and Host of HorseCenter).

This week on the Big Race Showdown consists of a trio of graded stakes at Belmont Park. We're spotlighting the third and final jewel of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets, along with a pair of Breeders' Cup Challenge races. The Ogden Phipps Stakes offers a guaranteed berth in the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff at Keeneland, while the Jaipur Stakes ensures a spot in the starting gate for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.

The Ogden Phipps and the Jaipur will be shown on CNBC as part of their coverage from 3:00 p.m. ET to 5:00 p.m. ET. Post time for the Ogden Phipps is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. ET, while the Jaipur is scheduled to go off at 3:53 p.m. ET. The Belmont will be televised on NBC, with a listed post time of 6:44 p.m. ET.

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