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Otter
05-04-2006, 05:26 AM
If you don't know anything about the race you probably have a better chance of picking a winner than someone who does so don't be shy.

http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2006/images/derby_experience/p_mint_julep_bottle.jpg

headsnap
05-04-2006, 06:08 AM
I'll be there, third floor Clubhouse box! :)

Herzig
05-04-2006, 06:24 AM
Laywer Ron won a couple of races here in Arkansas including the Arkansas Derby. I gotta go with him.

Otter
05-04-2006, 06:38 AM
I'll be there, third floor Clubhouse box! :)

Have I mentioned you suck? I'll be at a local track in Hershey where the live races will start shortly after the Kentucky Derby Race. First time I been to the horse races since Bwana was out here, pretty pumped.

As long as there are no changes Jazil is going to be my big bet for the day. Probably about $25 - $50 across the board as well as some other side bets to cover the contingency of Jizel not coming in the top three.

Gotta love gambling.


Laywer Ron won a couple of races here in Arkansas including the Arkansas Derby.

Do you know anything about him? Distace runner? Sprinter? Mudder?

Otter
05-04-2006, 11:46 AM
Come on you limp nipples, just pick a horse, you don't have to know anything about them. Pick a name you like.

I need a un-scientfic side-bet for Saturday.

If I win I'll send the people who picked that horse a six-pack of a local micro-brew or a pic of me counting the money. I'll decide the day after.

Dartgod
05-04-2006, 11:51 AM
Sinister Minister 10-1

I wonder which one PastorMike will vote for? :hmmm:

MOhillbilly
05-04-2006, 11:53 AM
Steppenwolfer- just cause a guy from Spfld owns him(2nd Ar Derby) and he got a decent gate pick. SW was 30-1 on the 6pm sportscast last eve.

StcChief
05-04-2006, 12:16 PM
Gaz = Horse Feathers option

Rain Man
05-04-2006, 01:03 PM
I never thought about this before, but if you give your horse a name that sounds really slow, will it give you higher odds if your horse wins, since the amateur bettors won't like the name?

If I had a race horse, I'd name it "Moseying Aimlessly", and then I'd bet money on it. The name wouldn't make the horse faster or slower, but it might bump the odds in my favor.

JimNasium
05-04-2006, 01:13 PM
Steppenwolfer- just cause a guy from Spfld owns him(2nd Ar Derby) and he got a decent gate pick. SW was 30-1 on the 6pm sportscast last eve.
Yup.

shakesthecat
05-04-2006, 01:19 PM
Barbaro, and here's why.

http://www.dmregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060504/SPORTS13/60504004/1003&lead=1

Coogs
05-04-2006, 03:30 PM
Barbaro, and here's why.

http://www.dmregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060504/SPORTS13/60504004/1003&lead=1


:thumb:

Barbaro it is! :toast:

Prince22
05-04-2006, 03:35 PM
I'll be there, third floor Clubhouse box! :)


It's one helluva time out there. You should make a trip to the infield to get the whole experience. As for me, this year I'll just go to a few Derby parties. Bet with the bookies and hopefully have enough money to go out to 4th Street Live or the Highlands.

Prince22
05-04-2006, 03:39 PM
I'm going with A.P. Warrior

Bwana
05-04-2006, 03:42 PM
First time I been to the horse races since Bwana was out here.


Heh! Those were some good times. Many brews and lots of cash. :)

ChiefsCountry
05-04-2006, 03:43 PM
Steppenwolfer- just cause a guy from Spfld owns him(2nd Ar Derby) and he got a decent gate pick. SW was 30-1 on the 6pm sportscast last eve.

Same reason I picked him.

sedated
05-04-2006, 03:48 PM
I'll go with "About to be Glue"

FAX
05-04-2006, 03:49 PM
I'm going with Molassas out of Dead Tree.

FAX

Cormac
05-04-2006, 03:59 PM
1st Lawyer Ron
2nd Steppenwolfer
3rd Barbaro
4th Bob and John

JMO :D

I'm going with Lawyer Ron. He's tough, seasoned, and loves to run. He won't be a big price, but I like 5/1 winners! I think he'll deal with all the traffic problems and pace scenario that does in a lot of good horses. I think Barbaro will be close, and Steppenwolfer is my outsider. I think he'll be in the 15-20/1 range by post-time.

Sorry Otter, I'm not a Jazil fan, but I wasn't a Giacomo fan either. Good luck with him. If you do that bet, and he wins, then :toast:.

OTOH, I am a friend of the breeder of Private Vow, so I'm hoping he wins, but I just don't think he will get the distance.

Otter
05-06-2006, 01:02 AM
one last bump for the night crew before the race

some girls pick a horse...Kati, Red, Luv

Katipan
05-06-2006, 02:01 AM
I was so torn between Sinister Minister and and Flashy Bull.

siiigh.

luv
05-06-2006, 02:08 AM
I know shit about horse racing. I went with Private Vow.

chefsos
05-06-2006, 02:15 AM
*Flicks booger at screen*

There you have it. Sunriver it is.

Prince22
05-06-2006, 03:12 AM
I like Sharp Humor a lot but he has only ran over a mile once. he did finish secon though to Barbaro.

My long shot is Cause to Believe

jspchief
05-06-2006, 06:31 AM
I chose Barbaro in the poll, but I think I'll put my money on Sinister Minister. Nice odds on a horse that has a fair chance to go wire to wire. Look for him to jump to a big lead early, then it's just a matter of hanging on.

Otter
05-06-2006, 08:28 AM
Steppenwolfer $25 beans across the (thank you ChiefsPlanet)
Jazil $25 across the board
Barbo $5 across the board for good karma
Sinister Minister all the above

and the superfecta:

Brother Derek
Steppenwolfer
Barbo
Lawyer Ron

Time to start drinking.

JBucc
05-06-2006, 08:48 AM
I went with Lawyer Ron because he's the only one I've heard of.

Prince22
05-06-2006, 08:52 AM
I chose Barbaro in the poll, but I think I'll put my money on Sinister Minister. Nice odds on a horse that has a fair chance to go wire to wire. Look for him to jump to a big lead early, then it's just a matter of hanging on.


The Derby is a mile and 1/4. You don't want your horse out front too early he's just going to die. I've only seen one horse (forget the name)get out front early and win.

jspchief
05-06-2006, 08:57 AM
The Derby is a mile and 1/4. You don't want your horse out front too early he's just going to die. I've only seen one horse (forget the name)get out front early and win.I think it's pretty likely that Sinister Minister will die out down the stretch. But for the 10-1, it's worth it to me to bet that he can hold the lead.

Betting the favorite just isn't fun.

FAX
05-06-2006, 09:03 AM
Going with Cause To Believe to win in real life.

Long odds, but has already beaten Sinister Minister and A.P. Warrior at 1 1/16 miles. I like the pick as an underdog (underhorse?). Should I win, there will be Mint Juleps for everyone.

FAX

BigOlChiefsfan
05-06-2006, 01:37 PM
The ex loved horseracing. She'd read all the handicap sheets, check conditions, dig into the horses health, see if the jockey was due to win, etc...

Then she'd always bet on the grey horse. I kept track and her 'horse of a different color' rule worked about as well as any other system.

Big Dick Jones
05-06-2006, 03:21 PM
What time does the race start? Tey've been farting around for an hour but haven't said.

chiefs4me
05-06-2006, 03:28 PM
Brother Derek..

StcChief
05-06-2006, 04:41 PM
On STL News this morning Flashy Bull has local Dentist as part owner

Halfcan
05-06-2006, 04:49 PM
I have to go with Steppenwolfer.

"Get you horse a running, head out to the racetrack
racin with the wind, and whatever comes my way.
Yeah darling, gonna make it happen, see the world in a loving grace, fire all your guns at once
explode into the race. Born to run Wild."

Bwana
05-06-2006, 05:18 PM
Barbo 6-1 Sweet, who has my money?? :)

Halfcan
05-06-2006, 11:33 PM
I have to go with Steppenwolfer.

"Get you horse a running, head out to the racetrack
racin with the wind, and whatever comes my way.
Yeah darling, gonna make it happen, see the world in a loving grace, fire all your guns at once
explode into the race. Born to run Wild."

I got third place! Just like in life.