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America’s Best Racing and handicapper (and avid gambler) Monique Vág team up to provide horseplayers with their best bets of the weekend.

Vág will identify her top picks as well as at least one longshot play of the weekend, a nice opportunity to swing for the fences on a win bet or to take a shot with a show bet. She also will occasionally look for strong exacta plays for the weekend or try to spot a nice opportunity for other wagers.

This Weekend’s Bets

The $250,000 Grade 3 San Francisco Mile Stakes is a regularly anticipated feature during the Golden Gate Fields spring meeting. Not only is it a graded stakes with a quarter-million-dollar purse, it’s sandwiched between a great trio of races with the California Derby preceding and the California Oaks following this race.

Next week, the eyes of the racing world will be firmly fixated on Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. On Saturday, May 1, Churchill will host the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, just as it has every year since 1875.

There isn’t a horse race anywhere in North America — and maybe even the world — that receives more annual scrutiny than the world-famous Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve at Churchill Downs. Considered to be “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” the Kentucky Derby pits 20 lightly raced 3-year-old Thoroughbreds against each other in a battle for supremacy on the first Saturday in May.

Alright baby, we’ve got a great slate of action to pick from today both on the ice and at the track. We have put the man hours in, done the research, cracked the code, and whittled down our choices. Now sitting here, we are confident. We are assured. We are ready to win. We are ready to cash these tickets. Let’s do it!

Thursday, April 15

New York Islanders vs. Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. ET at TD Garden

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