Back Better Than Ever — Don’t Miss the 2022 Fan Choice Awards

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Penelope P. Miller/America's Best Racing

America’s Best Racing’s Fan Choice Awards returns for 2022 better than ever with exciting, fresh categories and a sweepstakes that will whisk one lucky fan and a guest to a marquee race of their choosing. Also new for 2022, America’s Best Racing will make a donation on behalf of each Fan Choice Awards winner to a horse-racing related charity of their choosing.

Of course, the most important component of the Fan Choice Awards is you, the horse racing fan, who determines the winner of each of the 10 categories. So, be sure to make your voice heard when the voting opens Nov. 10.

Voting runs through Nov. 17, and all voters will automatically be registered for a sweepstakes that will land one lucky fan and guest to their choice at one of the 2023 Triple Crown events or the Breeders’ Cup World Championships with tickets, travel accommodations, a $250 betting credit, and new fashion stylings courtesy of CamHats and Old Smoke. It’s free to participate and you could find yourself enjoying the VIP treatment at one of next year’s marquee horse racing events.

“For the fourth year in a row, we couldn’t be happier for the fans to decide who will receive the honors in the 2022 Fan Choice Awards,” said Stephen B. Panus, president, TJC Media Ventures, Inc./America’s Best Racing. “Thoroughbred racing fans are passionate, avid, and have strong opinions, and we thank the fans for all their support, fandom, and wagering. America’s Best Racing is excited to once again allow the fans to have their voices heard as they will determine the 2022 winners across 10 categories. Moreover, one lucky winner will receive the trip of a lifetime to the event of their choosing thanks to America’s Best Racing.”

America’s Best Racing decided to shake up the categories for 2022, so this year fans will vote for the winners of:

  • Best Breeders’ Cup Performance
  • Best Moment of Inspiration
  • Best Old Smoke Shirt
  • Best Race Day Energy
  • Favorite Filly
  • Favorite Jockey
  • Favorite Retired Racehorse
  • Funniest Horse Name
  • Greatest Gambling Reaction
  • Top Racetrack Threads

Be sure to follow America’s Best Racing on TikTok to get a sneak peek at the probable finalists for funniest horse name and, new for this year, we are asking fans to submit their own videos for the “Greatest Gambling Reaction” category.

Don’t worry, we’ll make the submission process as easy as possible, we just need you to take care of the rest with your most unforgettable displays of unfiltered bliss after a big win or heartbreak after the worst of bad beats. Fans can start entering reactions as early as today, so share your best gambling reaction videos and pictures to be entered to get all the glory as a contender to win "Best Gambling Reaction" at the 2022 Fan Choice Awards! Whether you make it as a finalist or not, five lucky fans will be selected to win limited edition America's Best Racing and Old Smoke apparel – so enter using the form below today!

Submit Gambling Reactions: 2022 Fan Choice Awards

Whether you want to ham it up for the camera or you captured a spontaneous unforgettable reaction, America’s Best Racing is here for it.

This year’s Fan Choice Awards promises to be fresh and fun for racing fans, so follow along every step of the way right up to the 2022 Breeders’ Cup World Championships and help select the fan favorites for the sport we love!

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