Big-Race Showdown: Picks for Lexington Stakes, Final Stop on Path to Kentucky Derby

Big-Race Showdown, $400,000 Stonestreet Lexington Stakes, Keeneland, Eclipse Sportswire
Big-Race Showdown continues with expert selections for Saturday’s $400,000 Stonestreet Lexington Stakes at Keeneland. (Eclipse Sportswire)

For the eighth 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 2024 Triple Crown and then continuing through the 2024 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The handicappers face off in what we like to call the “Big-Race Showdown.”

weekend Television schedule

Saturday, April 13: 1-7:30 p.m. on FS2; post time varies on FanDuel TV

Sunday, April 14: 1-6 p.m. on FS2; 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 player correctly selects the most winners.

Your players for the 2024 Big Race Showdown season are Edison Hatter (In The Money Media Podcast Host & Track Announcer), Thomas Kearney (Track Announcer, Shenandoah Downs), 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 (VSiN Host; The Magic Mike Show – The Racing Dudes), Darwin Vizcaya (Handicapper and Host), Rowan Ward (Chartcaller at Hawthorne Race Track and a Freelance Writer), and Alexa Zepp (Handicapper, DRF).

This week’s Big-Race Showdown race is: the $400,000 Stonestreet Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on April 13 at 5:48 p.m. ET, which offers a total of 42 points to reserve a spot in the Kentucky Derby to the top five finishers.

The Lexington Stakes will be shown live on FanDuel TV along with all other races during Keeneland’s spring meet, including the prestigious Maker’s Mark Mile Stakes Friday.

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