h2g2 Goes to the Kentucky Derby

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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

  1. 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

  2. 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. 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!

  4. 5 – Normandy Invasion – Javier Castellano – Chad Brown

    Bob Stafford placed a win bet here.

  5. 6 – Mylute – Rosie Napravnik – Tom Amoss

  6. 2 – Oxbow – Gary Stevens – D. Wayne Lukas

  7. 11 – Lines of Battle – Ryan Moore – Aidan O'Brien

    Florida Sailor Placed both a win and Show bet here.

  8. 17 – Will Take Charge – Jon Court – D. Wayne Lukas

  9. 15 – Charming Kitten – Edgar Prado – Todd Pletcher

    Deb placed a win wager for this entry. (yes the name is cute.)

  10. 7 – Giant Finish – Jose L. Espinoza – Anthony W. Dutrow

    Florida Sailor also placed both a win and Show bet here.

  11. 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.)

  12. 10 – Palace Malice – Mike Smith – Todd Pletcher

  13. 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!

  14. 19 – Verrazano – John R. Velazquez – Todd Pletcher

    This horse was picked by Astroid Lill for both win and show..

  15. 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

  16. 18 – Frac Daddy – Victor Lebron – Kenny McPeek

  17. 8 – Goldencents – Kevin Krigger – Doug O'Neill

  18. 20 – Vyjack -Garrett Gomez – Rudy Rodriguez

  19. 13 – Falling Sky – Luis Saez – John Terranova II

  20. 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!

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