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#278883 - 05/01/08 02:50 PM Kentucky Derby 2008!!!  
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20 horses! The favorite only has 3 starts and is in post 20. There's $$$$$ to be made!!!!!!

Who do you guys like????

Go Pyro!

#278886 - 05/01/08 03:01 PM Re: Kentucky Derby 2008!!! [Re: reaper]  
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I like the part that involves sitting on the veranda sipping mint juleps in funny looking hats! Actually, we have a track pretty close to our house, maybe worth a trip over to place a wager!

#278942 - 05/01/08 07:11 PM Re: Kentucky Derby 2008!!! [Re: Dita]  
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I kinda like Col John at 4-1 right now.

Pyro 6-1 and Big Brown is at 3-1

For a fun bet.... at 50-1 Big Truck!


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#278950 - 05/01/08 07:49 PM Re: Kentucky Derby 2008!!! [Re: klcman]  
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1982 Derby winner Gato Del Sol was a 21-1 shot who failed miserably as a stud:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKnEXVhxiyY

We bought one of his offspring as a 6 year old to save him going to the “canners”: “Big George” has sold for $50,000 at Keenland as a weanling, $25,000 as a 2 year old, then $10,000, $5000 and to us for $1200, after only 2 wins in 12 starts

A year of cooling him down (6-8 gallons of oats a day for a horse at the track) and feeding him at the top of the hill with his water at the bottom, and I had the smoothest riding horse I’ve ever owned. I rode him for 4 years.

For anyone with the time and patience to rescue a thoroughbred, it can be the most wonderful experience……..

As for the race? Is Otter putting up a saucer?


It's rarely rocket science, it's usually just math: then again if you can't do the math.......
#278962 - 05/01/08 08:45 PM Re: Kentucky Derby 2008!!! [Re: pugwash]  
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I like those cute outfits the jockeys wear and the catchy names owners give to their horses - those two factors are the basis for all my bets! smile

(won some decent money in '05 on "Closing Argument" at 30/1 odds)


I can never remember which is better . . . safe? . . . or sorry?
#278966 - 05/01/08 09:03 PM Re: Kentucky Derby 2008!!! [Re: Leah-Ann]  
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May be time to jump in again, LA!

Court Vision 20 -1


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#279062 - 05/02/08 12:42 PM Re: Kentucky Derby 2008!!! [Re: klcman]  
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Man oh man, I wish I was there! I'll take Big Brown w/ Kent Desormeaux. Good jockey...

But for my long shot I'm taking Cowboy Cal! WHHOOHOOOO!!!
Run for the Roses!!


Take the road less traveled
#279093 - 05/02/08 04:24 PM Re: Kentucky Derby 2008!!! [Re: divingcowgirl]  
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HERE IS THE TICKET TO BIG BUCKS ..DENIS OF CORK ,AND COLONEL JOHN .. IT WILL BE A GREAT RACE ...IF YOU BET ON THIS YOU MIGHT MAKE SOME MONEY ..NOT AS SHURE AS THE BIG BUCKS $$$$$$ I MADE THE LAST THREE FOOTBALL GAMES BETTING WITH THE GAINTS ..BUT WORTH A SMALL WAGER ..GOOD LUICK .


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#279197 - 05/03/08 05:05 PM Re: Kentucky Derby 2008!!! [Re: captjeff]  
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Watching the Kentucky Derby and one of the owners of Gayego probably said it best, (they are from Cuba) God and Freedom made it all possible for the reason that they are there.


Take the road less traveled
#279198 - 05/03/08 05:08 PM Re: Kentucky Derby 2008!!! [Re: divingcowgirl]  
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Dennis of Cork (16),with Bob Black Jack* (13) as a long shot

*apparantly, too long...he was leading at the 6 furlong post!

Last edited by pugwash; 05/03/08 06:18 PM.

It's rarely rocket science, it's usually just math: then again if you can't do the math.......
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