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In his regular gambling blog, John Piassek presents his top picks for the upcoming weekend in horse racing, offering betting options at different budget levels. Piassek’s Plays 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 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

This week marks the second installment of a new series on America’s Best Racing, the Beginner’s Bet of the Week, sponsored by NYRA Bets. Each week, this blog will explore a new type of bet by explaining exactly what it is, how best to use that bet, and by putting the wager into practice in a race.

It’s easy to understand why the $1 million, Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing has risen from an ungraded stakes worth $30,000 to become one of the nation’s most important races for 3-year-old fillies.

The $1 million, Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby Saturday at Parx Racing, which took a hiatus last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is back and better than ever for 2021.

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