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April 9th, 2018, 8:29 pm #101



It is almost time to start thinking about The Derby.
Here's the top twenty likely ponies to run on May 5 at Churchill Downs...
in case any names grab you.

Top 20 Contenders (updated today)

Good Magic
Audible
Noble Indy
Vino Rosso
Bolt d’Oro
Enticed
Mendelssohn
Justify
Flameaway
Bravazo
Promises Fulfilled
Magnum Moon
Runaway Ghost
Quip
Free Drop Billy
Lone Sailor
Hofburg
Firenze Fire
Solomini
Gronkowski
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April 9th, 2018, 8:45 pm #102

gator wrote:
DM3194 wrote:
April is acting funny tonight. I think it is time.
Her husband is pacing a lot, too.

It must suck to be a giraffe about to give birth.
I wish I could be more excited, but I'm still fretting about Crayola retiring DANDELION!
Damn.  I sponsored a team at the Rotary's Trivia Tournament a couple weeks ago and that Crayola retirement was a question.  Had this thread been revived a little earlier, I woulda known the answer ...
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April 9th, 2018, 8:54 pm #103

Now, you will probably never forget about the Crayola / Dandelion thing.

It is bound to come up again someday!
Last edited by DM3194 on April 10th, 2018, 1:43 am, edited 1 time in total.
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April 9th, 2018, 9:53 pm #104

Time passes. So many are gone from these pages! Bless the memory of them all.
You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give..
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April 10th, 2018, 2:03 am #105

Looks like The Derby will have a heavy Patriots theme this year!

Gronkowski (the horse) has qualified for the big race!

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April 19th, 2018, 9:22 am #106

Justify, the early Derby favorite.

Gronkowski getting no respect!



Justify

Justify 5/2
Bolt D'oro 4/1
Magnum Moon 4/1
Mendelssohn 4/1
Audible 6/1
Good Magic 6/1
My Boy Jack 6/1
Quip 15/1
Vino Rosso 18/1
Enticed 20/1
Solomini 20/1
Flameaway 25/1
Instilled Regard 25/1
Noble Indy 25/1
Hofburg 30/1
Lone Sailor 40/1
Promises Fulfilled 40/1
Bravazo 45/1
Firenze Fire 50/1
Gronkowski 75/1
Runaway Ghost 75/1
Snapper Sinclair 100/1
Combatant 125/1
Restoring Hope 125/1
Blended Citizen 150/1
Reride 150/1

/// vegasinsider 4-19-2018
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April 19th, 2018, 12:08 pm #107

Do they have prizes for the craziest hat?
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April 19th, 2018, 12:12 pm #108

DM3194 wrote: Justify, the early Derby favorite.

Gronkowski getting no respect!



Justify

Justify 5/2
Bolt D'oro 4/1
Magnum Moon 4/1
Mendelssohn 4/1
Audible 6/1
Good Magic 6/1
My Boy Jack 6/1
Quip 15/1
Vino Rosso 18/1
Enticed 20/1
Solomini 20/1
Flameaway 25/1
Instilled Regard 25/1
Noble Indy 25/1
Hofburg 30/1
Lone Sailor 40/1
Promises Fulfilled 40/1
Bravazo 45/1
Firenze Fire 50/1
Gronkowski 75/1
Runaway Ghost 75/1
Snapper Sinclair 100/1
Combatant 125/1
Restoring Hope 125/1
Blended Citizen 150/1
Reride 150/1

/// vegasinsider 4-19-2018
Will all these horses be racing at the derby?
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April 19th, 2018, 12:24 pm #109

I think the field is limited to 20 horses these days.

But this list is a good list of all the hopefuls, and a guess at the opening odds.

The for sure list doesn't come out until close before May 5.

We can only hope that Gronkowski makes the cut!
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April 19th, 2018, 2:03 pm #110

DM3194 wrote: I think the field is limited to 20 horses these days.

But this list is a good list of all the hopefuls, and a guess at the opening odds.

The for sure list doesn't come out until close before May 5.

We can only hope that Gronkowski makes the cut!
Thank you I thought it seemed like a lot of horses.
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April 23rd, 2018, 6:27 pm #111

Gronk scratched.
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April 24th, 2018, 7:51 am #112

Cathy (Admin) wrote: Gronk scratched.
Disappointing!
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April 28th, 2018, 3:15 pm #113

Only one week to go until the big race!



The official field will not be announced until Wednesday,
but the list of likely runners has been pared down:

Justify (2-1) 
Magnum Moon (4-1) 
Mendelssohn (9-2) 
Bolt d'Oro (5-1) 
Good Magic (7-1) 
Audible (10-1) 
Vino Rosso (12-1)
Enticed (18-1)
My Boy Jack (20-1) 
Solomini (20-1) 
Instilled Regard (20-1)
Noble Indy (24-1)   
Lone Sailor (40-1) 
Flameaway (40-1) 
Hofburg (30-1) 
Combatant (40-1) 
Promises Fulfilled (50-1) 
Bravazo (50-1) 
Free Drop Billy (50-1) 
Strike Power (50-1) 
Restoring Hope (50-1) 
Firenze Fire (60-1) 
Snapper Sinclair (75-1)
Dream Baby Dream (100-1) 

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The Putin/Trump entry WILL NOT be running
at Churchill Downs. Rejected by the Race Committee.

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May 2nd, 2018, 3:03 am #114

The Field is Set !


Justify    The Handsome Favorite.


post positions:

1. Firenze Fire
2. Free Drop Billy
3. Promises Fulfilled
4. Flameaway
5. Audible
6. Good Magic
7. Justify
8. Lone Sailor
9. Hofburg
10. My Boy Jack
11. Bolt d’Oro
12. Enticed
13. Bravazo
14. Mendelssohn
15. Instilled Regard
16. Magnum Moon
17. Solomini
18. Vino Rosso
19. Noble Indy
20. Combatant
Alternate: Blended Citizen
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May 2nd, 2018, 11:57 am #115

Justify doesn't look pompous...he has a smart but humble look.
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May 2nd, 2018, 12:21 pm #116

I forget the name of the pompous,
arrogant horse from a previous year.
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May 2nd, 2018, 12:28 pm #117

Nyquist...post #37. On occasion I have been tempted to drop his photo into a thread with no explanation.
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May 2nd, 2018, 12:40 pm #118


Cocky Nyquist !
Narcissistic Personality Disorder... just like the President.
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May 4th, 2018, 8:09 am #119

The Sheik has returned to Churchhill Downs!



Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum,
Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates
and Ruler of Dubai, and his lovely bride,
Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, have arrived.

Horse: Enticed
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May 5th, 2018, 8:35 am #120

               The Derby / Cinco de Mayo mix has sure generated a lot of fun stuff.

               Will have to research later, but the whole Kentucky Bourbon / Tequila
               clash has to be generating some strange medicine.

               


         6:46 pm
          
          estimated odds
  1. Firenze Fire (50/1)
  2. Free Drop Billy (30/1)
  3. Promises Fulfilled (30/1)
  4. Flameaway (30/1)
  5. Audible (8/1)
  6. Good Magic (12/1)
  7. Justify (3/1)
  8. Lone Sailor (50/1)
  9. Hofburg (20/1)
  10. My Boy Jack (30/1)
  11. Bolt d'Oro (8/1)
  12. Enticed (30/1)
  13. Bravazo (50/1)
  14. Mendelssohn (5/1)
  15. Instilled Regard (50/1)
  16. Magnum Moon (6/1)
  17. Solomini (30/1)
  18. Vino Rosso (12/1)
  19. Noble Indy (30/1)
  20. Combatant (50/1)
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