Kentucky Derby

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  3. basicstrategy777, Mar 17, 2020

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    derby cancelled till sept.

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    Other than Super Bowl....probably biggest wagering day in sports.

    Unreal what is happening.
     
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    Kentucky Derby moved to 9/5. Kentucky Oaks 9/4. Labor Day weekend. I got a call while on the road.

    Kentucky folks talking with Maryland Jockey Club and NYRA to persuade them to also move Triple Crown races to September. Breeders Cup is scheduled for November 6-7. That's 4 big races over 9 weeks. That's a lot of work for today's animals. We'll see. Seldom that a horse would run in all 4 races anyway. America will be ready for a helluva party during Labor Day weekend. Won't it?

    Just drove back to Ohio from suburban Baltimore. 5 1/2 hours, record time. 69 mph door to door. Traffic very, very light. No toll takers on PA turnpike. EZ Pass or they will send you a bill from a license plate photo. No food in rest stops. PA rest rooms closed. Spot a pots only. Ohio Turnpike had bathrooms open. Food merchants had takeout food only.

    That first beer takes pretty damn good. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
     
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    sometimes a beer tastes really, really good......after a round of golf is when it tastes best to me.......unfortunately, I haven't played golf for a couple of years.

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  7. yacraps, Mar 17, 2020

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    Happy Paddy day to you Inside...come the first Satta day in May I'll be in a fog any recommendations :confused:...dammit to hell any way :)
     
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    What's happening? :confused: Read post # 1 in the thread "The Virus" I think you will find it very informative. It is the best link BS has ever posted IMO. Read it! It's important.
     
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    What in mortal hell does horse doping got to do with the corner virus Joe...I mean Duck
     
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    You watching the Derby today....secretariat is the chalk.

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    ....depends on the time its on I am hooking up a sink for a friend of the family at 10 am my time
     
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  12. MisterInside, May 2, 2020

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    The initial Morning Line had American Pharoah as the second choice at 6/1. The idiots also had Citation at 20/1 and Count Fleet at 50/1. They corrected that obvious error. Imagine getting 20/1 on Big Cy?

    Secretariat went off at 3/2 (coupled with Angle light) and paid $5.00 to win. A true overlay. Big Red had run a disappointing 3rd in his final Derby prep race, the Wood Memorial at the Big A. Jimmy the Greek was also touting that Secretariat had bad knees. I like Jimmy but never thought much of his handicapping.

    I expect Secretariat to win. He did set the track record 47 years ago that still stands. The casual fan does not realize that he lost 5 times.

    Remember the virtual boxing matches in the late 60’s. It came down to Marciano stopping Ali in the final, as I recall.
     
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    The virtual race will be in the 3-6 pm edt NBC Derby special, so expect it between 2-3 your time.
     
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    boy just to see all of them champs coming out of the paddock would make my year....beautiful strong animals
     
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    cool...thanks Inside I will be watching it...still doesnt fill my appetite for the real thing but meglio di niente
     
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    ...how bout Omaha he would be 2 chances to 1 (slim) to (none) :)
    1935: Omaha wins Kentucky Derby on way to Triple Crown ...
     
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    Here are the post positions and odds. The virtual odds are ridiculous. Tracks 'take out' approximately 20% of all money bet and pay back the remaining 80% to winners. Take out percentages vary by state and type of bet. The listed virtual odds would pay back WAY LESS than 80% of the total pool. I adjusted the virtual odds to proportionately recalculate to the 80/20 real world. von Duck is expected to protest before post time.

    If Secretariat loses this popularity contest, Trump will be to blame. He would never go off at 7/2, much less 6/1, but let's pretend that this makes sense.

    As far as I can tell. there is no actual betting on this race but there are some charities that are raising some Covid-19 related funds. That explains the wacky odds, like video horse races at local Las Vegas night events.


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  20. von duck, May 2, 2020

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    :confused: I'm thinking "Sevice Master" might be getting a call obout noon.:D
     
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