Big-Race Showdown: Expert Selections for Key Kentucky Downs Stakes

Big-Race Showdown, Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Santa Anita Park
Big-Race Showdown continues this week with a pair of Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series races from Kentucky Downs. (Eclipse Sportswire)

For the seventh 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 2023 Triple Crown and then continuing through the 2023 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The handicappers face off in what we like to call the “Big Race Showdown.”

weekend TV schedule

Friday, Sept. 8: 9-11 p.m. on FS2; post time varies on FanDuel TV

Saturday, Sept. 2:
9:30-11 a.m. and 8-11 p.m. on FS2; post time varies on FanDuel TV

Sunday, Sept. 3:
post time varies on FanDuel TV

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 playercorrectly selects the most winners.

Your players for the 2023 Big Race Showdown season are Edison Hatter (In the Money Media Analyst, Meadowlands On-Air Host), Ashley Mailloux (freelance racing analyst), Jessica Paquette (Racecaller for Parx Racing, Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation), John Piassek (Communications Manager, Maryland Horse Breeders Association),  Roberto Rodriguez (El Potro Roberto, DRF en Espanol), Mike Somich (The Magic Mike Show, Somo Bombs Handicapper – The Racing Dudes), Naomi Tukker (Eclipse Award-winning Sports Broadcaster, World Horse Racing Producer),  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’s Big Race Showdown races are:  the FanDuel Kentucky Turf Cup Stakes, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” prep race for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf; and the Ainsworth Turf Sprint Stakes, a qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint.

FanDuel TV is the go-to network for comprehensive coverage from Kentucky Downs as well as racing from Del Mar and many other venues including Gulfstream Park and Woodbine as part of its usual package.

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