2017 TBC Breeders' Cup Pool Contest

Tessablue
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Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:18 pm

Edit away, we trust you all! Just please don't take advantage of it :D
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:14 am

Tessablue wrote:Edit away, we trust you all! Just please don't take advantage of it :D
Cross my heart!
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:48 am

For whatever reason- won't let me edit on the iPad
Please replace Ulysses for Highland Reel in the Turf, thanks!
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I'm lazy, so here's my Saturday picks in a new post! Literally going in blind on this. I actually did some looking and edited my Friday picks before the races....and then my original name-based selections did better. SIGH.

Juvenile Fillies
Pool #1
1. Heavenly Love (9-2)

Pool #2
11. Wonder Gadot (8-1)

Pool #3
5. Blonde Bomber (20-1)

Turf Sprint
Pool #1
3. Lady Aurelia (5-2)

Pool #2
4. Stormy Liberal (12-1)

Pool #3
9. Mongolian Saturday (20-1)

Filly & Mare Sprint
Pool #1
11. Unique Bella (9-5)

Pool #2
1. Carina Mia (12-1)

Pool #3
3. Curlin's Approval (20-1)

Filly & Mare Turf
Pool #1
9. Lady Eli (5-2)

Pool #2
12. Avenge (8-1)

Pool #3
11. Nezwaah (20-1)

Sprint
Pool #1
10. Imperial Hint (CHANGE @ 3 MTP)

Pool #2
6. Mind Your Biscuits (6-1)

Pool #3
1. Calculator (20-1)

Mile
Pool #1
5. World Approval (9-2)

Pool #2
1. Midnight Storm (15-1)

Pool #3
7. Om (20-1)

Juvenile
Pool #1
11. Bolt d’Oro (9-5)

Pool #2
6. Good Magic (8-1)

Pool #3
8. Bahamian (30-1)

Turf
Pool #1
3. Highland Reel (5-1)

Pool #2
1. Talismanic (15-1)

Pool #3
6. Cliffs of Moher (20-1)

Classic
Pool #1
5. Gun Runner (9-5)

Pool #2
6. Mubtaahij (12-1)

Pool #3
9. Gunnevera (30-1)
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
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And here are the results! The usual disclaimer: please check your numbers if you're wondering at all, because we are humans and always liable for error.

Congrats to BALLERINA for taking the win this year. And after insisting she'd make a fool of herself! Are you ready to rumble, Bal? ;)

I've never picked a real-life money-winning horse in my life, but apparently I THRIVE at this format for BC betting. Oy.

Ballerina 280
Insane Crazy 252
Slewobarney 228
starrydream 226
Afrashad 211
Horsebagger 201
Honor Code 197
PJMIII 196
Treve 191
aethervox 188
bare it all 178
Sparrow Castle 178
Tessablue 175
Diver52 164
middleground 164
Life at Zen 161
Kurenai 151
Kennedy 149
Dusty 149
Forry Cow How 146
serenassong 120

A fun stat: The closest chosen time on the tiebreaker was Kurenai, with 2:01:20. The closest final margin was Horsebagger with 2 1/2 lengths.

Not to brag (lolol), but my example time and margin from the first post -- 2 lengths, 2:01.16 -- wasn't too shabby. I forgot to do an actual one in my posts, but....shhhh. ;)
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:16 pm

Insane Crazy wrote:And here are the results! The usual disclaimer: please check your numbers if you're wondering at all, because we are humans and always liable for error.

Congrats to BALLERINA for taking the win this year. And after insisting she'd make a fool of herself! Are you ready to rumble, Bal? ;)

I've never picked a real-life money-winning horse in my life, but apparently I THRIVE at this format for BC betting. Oy.

Ballerina 280
Insane Crazy 252
Slewobarney 228
starrydream 226
Afrashad 211
Horsebagger 201
Honor Code 197
PJMIII 196
Treve 191
aethervox 188
bare it all 178
Sparrow Castle 178
Tessablue 175
Diver52 164
middleground 164
Life at Zen 161
Kurenai 151
Kennedy 149
Dusty 149
Forry Cow How 146
serenassong 120

A fun stat: The closest chosen time on the tiebreaker was Kurenai, with 2:01:20. The closest final margin was Horsebagger with 2 1/2 lengths.

Not to brag (lolol), but my example time and margin from the first post -- 2 lengths, 2:01.16 -- wasn't too shabby. I forgot to do an actual one in my posts, but....shhhh. ;)
Thank you. It must have been a lot of hard work figuring out the results. Actually, I'm pretty proud of my tiebreaker as well. 2:01.12 and 3 lengths. The Gun's final time and # of lengths was 2:01.29 and 2-1/4 lengths. It was fun. I did a contest over on FB. I had a bunch of prizes. I played just for the fun - all I managed was 3rd place. LOL! My boy Gun Runner wins and I win this contest. I'm on a roll with butter. Hope the streak lasts.
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:25 pm

Ooops I just noticed that Gunnevera dead-heated for fifth, so everyone who had Gunnevera is down one point. Don't think that will make a difference. Congrats Ballerina on the win, and thanks to everyone who participated!
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:43 pm

Thank you IC for putting on this super contest and Congrats Bal for your fine win. Well done! Thank you to all those who provided their handicapping insight and equine knowledge. And, thank you all for making this a terrific board!
Best, slewob
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:51 pm

Congrats Ballerina!
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:46 pm

THANK YOU for the contest Insane Crazy! AND CONGRATS Ballerina :D
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Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:53 am

Yes, thanks for the fun contest and Ballerina did a, like, totally awesome gag me with a spoon job! Very good capping!


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Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:53 am

Hurray! The basement award! That's what you get for not looking at PP's first :D
Congrats to Bal- and for another contest that I actually did look at PP's I was third :lol:
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Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:23 am

Big congrats Ballerina! And thanks for making this Contest Insane Crazy, was a lot of fun!

Also: I take comfort in the fact that Kennedy flunked that one too :lol: and is in the second half, makes me feel a wee bit better about myself. :lol:
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Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:34 am

Congratulations on the win Bal...

Thanks for running the contest IC.
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Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:05 pm

Congrats, Ballerina!

And thanks to IC for running the contest. Yay for me getting fourth!
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Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:40 pm

Thanks for the congrats fellow competitors. And, IC - I didn't insist I would make a fool of myself - I said I may. :-)
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Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:14 pm

Congrats Ballerina!

My Mid-pack finish wasn't too bad. I did better actually betting the races.

I nearly broke even (which is usually my goal), and the money I did lose was about what it would cost going out for an evening of entertainment!

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Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:10 pm

Big thanks to IC for all the heavy lifting and congrats to Ballerina!
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