Big-Race Showdown: Our experts’ picks for the Tampa Bay Derby
For the sixth year in a row, America’s Best Racing is challenging some of the brightest minds in horse racing betting to come up with their top three picks for key races each weekend leading up to the 2022 Triple Crown and then the Breeders’ World Cup. 2022. Championships. Handicappers go head-to-head in what we like to call the “Big Race Showdown”.
Player picks will be displayed here and a running bankroll will be kept to track their success throughout the year. Funds will be calculated based on exact bets of $2 and $2 on the trifecta box of each player’s top three selections. We will also keep track of which player correctly selects the most winners.
Your players for the 2022 Big Race Showdown season are Edison Hatter (In Money Media Analyst, Meadowlands On-Air Host), Spencer Luginbuhl (Redboard Rewind podcast from In the Money Media, The Daily Gallop), Ashley Mailloux (Project Manager, 1/ST Racing), Jessica Paquette (Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, analyst for Colonial Downs and Sam Houston Race Park), John Piassek (Handicap and Writer, America’s Best Racing), Louis Rabaut (Handicap and Animator, Horse Racing Happy Hour), Roberto Rodriguez (El Potro Roberto, DRF in Spanish), Mike Somic (The Magic Mike Show, Somo Bombs Handicapper – The Racing Dudes), Naomi Tukker (Maryland Jockey Club Race Analyst), Darwin Biscay (Handicap and Host, La Trifecta de America’s Best Racing), Rowan district (Chartcaller at Hawthorne Race Track and a freelance writer), and Brian Zipse (Lead writer for Horse Racing Nation and host of HorseCenter).
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This week’s race is the Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs. The $400,000 race is the weekend’s flagship event on the North American calendar and offers a total of 85 Derby 148 qualifying points to the top four finishers. It’s part of a jam-packed card at the Oldsmar, Florida track with four more high-stakes races. The 42n/a Tampa Bay Derby will air live on “America’s Day at the Races” on FS2 and also on TVG, with a scheduled post time of 5:23 p.m. ET.