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The Breeders’ Cup is only six weeks away. People like myself, who watch and bet on horse racing for a living, pay special attention to all of the prep races coming up.

What this column will focus on for you newcomers is this. Even if you haven’t been a horse-racing fan for decades, you can still glean important information just by watching the Breeders’ Cup preps closely.

I’ll outline a few angles so when you watch these prep races live or archived online you can gain some useful research.

Dan’s Double of the week, featuring handicapping analysis from America's Best Racing's New York correspondent Dan Tordjman, is brought to you by, the official online qualifying site of the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and National Horseplayers Championship (NHC).

America’s Best Racing, Belle Premium American Vodka, 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.

If you like betting both football and horse racing, you've come to the right place!

Each week in Pigskins and Ponies you'll find analysis and key football bets from Payne Insider and Todd Fuhrman plus racing picks from Jose Contreras.

In recent years, the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby has emerged as a key test among 3-year-old males. Coupled with the $1 million Cotillion for 3-year-old fillies, it has also made Parx Racing a center of national attention for one Saturday with important Breeders’ Cup preps on the horizon.

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