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Early bird gets the window!
He who hesitates, loses!....Just sayin' also.
In the decades i've been playing horses at OTB, never to this day understood how guys have to wait till the ponies enter the gate to place a bet? Like something earth shaking happens from post parade to gate? (w/the exception of Shacklefords excessive sweating or Quality Roads antics loading in the BC Classic)
I want to use that 'early bird gets the window' innuendo.
One Derby Day at the finish just about everyone in the smoking room shouted they had the Super no less. One day shooters. The free hand out program had the Super listed dead nuts in order of finish to the 4th place.
Last year I said on the thread below and somehow..Disqualification...the Odds were there
Gary and Mary West have never won a Derby and have a possible 3 for Kentucky Derby.
Servis said this week he really did not know what he had in Max Security when tagging him 16k first race.
As racing is an occurrence and last six consecutive Derby winners were M/L and final Win betting. ~ Using 80/20 rule and the ten trips to a gambling event (10 and house is ahead)... Dog barks not this year.
Closest i got to a super for a derby bet was in 2010. Had the top 3, Super Saver, Ice Box and Paddy O'Prado boxed, should have played a trifecta but no of course not, had to get greedy a played a super with.......Jackson Bend. We all know how he placed...12th i believe. Couldn't even tell you who rounded out the super that year.
I lost 2010 nowhere near it.
Lost 2011 who thought Animal Kingdom from grass to Derby then some more.
Lost 2012..Needed Kent to get 2nd was 3rd.
2012 - 2018 got em.
2019 had a win ticket if my runner was put up to 3rd..went up to 4th
2011 who thought Animal Kingdom from grass to Derby then some more.
In our weekly weekend contest at that time using fun$$, I had $90 to win on Animal Kingdom for a tidy $1,971 return. Timtamphilo was the only other who cashed on him with a $4 win ticket that returned $87.60.
Think it was Make Music for Me.For some unknown reason I didn’t use Ice Box
That was a score my man. Below to share.
It IS the greatest 2 min in sports ...rush.
$1 Derby Tris
2019 11,450 Cty Hs
2018 $70. Justify
17 16,594 always dream
16 173. nyquist
15 202. am phar
14 3,424 cal chrome
13 6,925. orb
12 3,,065 I'll have another
11 3,952 animal king
10 2,337 super sav
9 41,500 m t bird
8 3,445 big br
5 9,814 Exacta. tri 133,134 Giacomo
Other ..Jockey Club set limits on a season breeding.
Pandemic fall out will cause fall out to some present minor owners or eliminate newcomers.
Track handle perhaps take hits. I might have to dip into my Communion money.
Claiming races will up purses.