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Welcome to the 2018 Stay Lucky season! You will notice new prizes and smoother performance for the new season, along with presenting sponsor Equestricon!

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This week, the horse racing world will be in full bloom with the Wednesday opening of Del Mar just north of San Diego, Calif., and on Friday the opening of Saratoga Race Course in upstate New York. The term “boutique meet” is used in abundance for the two racetracks, but in my mind it kind of shortchanges the special allure of both places.

It’s that time again.

Believe it or not, about 45 weeks have passed since Labor Day.

The good news that comes with that passage of time is that by next weekend horses will be running at both Del Mar and Saratoga Race Course and the sport’s long-awaited and cherished summer meets will be underway.

The 2018 edition of the Los Alamitos Derby drew a compact but competitive group of five 3-year-olds going the distance of 1 ⅛ miles. Bob Baffert, who won this race last year with West Coast, has a strong duo of Ax Man and Once On Whiskey entered.

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 a 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 look for strong exacta plays for the weekend or occasionally try to spot a nice opportunity for other wagers.

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