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h2g2 Goes to the Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby 2013
Last Saturday 4 May, 2013 was the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. This is the first of three races that comprises the US 'Triple Crown' if a single horse can win all three races he will win a special cash prize and go into the history books. Here at h2g2 several Researchers joined in for the fun.
Florida Sailor started a thread in 'Ask h2g2' to follow the race.
Just for fun would anyone care to place a wager on the outcome of the race?
1 > No bets can be placed after the race has started – 6:24 PM US Eastern Time.
2> you can place as many virtual $2.00 bets as you wish, Any wagering of real money is strictly prohibited, and is contrary to the House Rules.
3> If you spend more money on bets than you win – you are still a loser
4> If you wish to place additional bets, you may until the race starts, you may not cancel previous bets
A full list of the horses in the race can be found here
Any searches for tips, records and recent odds are encouraged.
The results follow:
Finish – Post Position – Horse's Name – Jockey – Trainer
16 – Orb – Joel Rosario – Claude R. McGaughey III
$12.80 for a win ticket, $7.40 for a place bet and $5.40 to show;
No Researchers picked this horse
4 – Golden Soul – Robby Albarado – Dallas Stewart
$38.60 for a place bet and $19.40 for a show ticket;
No Researchers picked this horse either
3- Revolutionary – Calvin Borel – Todd Pletcher
$5.40 to show.
Prof. Animal Chaos selected this horse to win, unfortunately that means he also loses as the horse only finished third.
Icy North Also picked this horse, with a clear instruction to place both a win and and a show bet..
subtracting $2.00 for the win wager, and $2.00 dollars for the show wager – Icy is left with a handsome profit of $1.40!
while this may not seem like a lot – he is the unchallenged winner here!
5 – Normandy Invasion – Javier Castellano – Chad Brown
Bob Stafford placed a win bet here.
6 – Mylute – Rosie Napravnik – Tom Amoss
2 – Oxbow – Gary Stevens – D. Wayne Lukas
11 – Lines of Battle – Ryan Moore – Aidan O'Brien
Florida Sailor Placed both a win and Show bet here.
17 – Will Take Charge – Jon Court – D. Wayne Lukas
15 – Charming Kitten – Edgar Prado – Todd Pletcher
Deb placed a win wager for this entry. (yes the name is cute.)
7 – Giant Finish – Jose L. Espinoza – Anthony W. Dutrow
Florida Sailor also placed both a win and Show bet here.
9 – Overanalyze – Rafael Bejarano – Todd Pletcher
Witty Moniker ;Picked this horse to win.. (When I first read this horse's-name I thought of several h2g2 threads where he would be quite at home.)
10 – Palace Malice – Mike Smith – Todd Pletcher
19 – Java's War – Julien Leparoux – Kenny McPeek
Mad snacker picked this horse to win, or more correctly, Bob Stafford picked this horse for him. In any event, Mad snacker owes us – big time!
19 – Verrazano – John R. Velazquez – Todd Pletcher
This horse was picked by Astroid Lill for both win and show..
12 – Itsmyluckyday Elvis Trujillo Eddie Plesa Jr.
The final bet (at least in order of finish) was placed by Lill -Ace Scout. for a win
18 – Frac Daddy – Victor Lebron – Kenny McPeek
8 – Goldencents – Kevin Krigger – Doug O'Neill
20 – Vyjack -Garrett Gomez – Rudy Rodriguez
13 – Falling Sky – Luis Saez – John Terranova II
Scratch -at Black Onyx – Joe Bravo – Kelly Breen
This horse had been withdrawn from the race!
I hope everyone had a good time, I thought this was a worthwhile diversion. My Racehorse entry even got picked by the scouts in the middle of it all!