2017 TBC Breeders' Cup Pool Contest

Re: 2017 TBC Breeders' Cup Pool Contest

Postby Tessablue » 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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Re: 2017 TBC Breeders' Cup Pool Contest

Postby Sparrow Castle » 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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Re: 2017 TBC Breeders' Cup Pool Contest

Postby serenassong » 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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Re: 2017 TBC Breeders' Cup Pool Contest

Postby Insane Crazy » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:25 am

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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Re: 2017 TBC Breeders' Cup Pool Contest

Postby Insane Crazy » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:01 pm

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!
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Re: 2017 TBC Breeders' Cup Pool Contest

Postby Ballerina » 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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Re: 2017 TBC Breeders' Cup Pool Contest

Postby Tessablue » 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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Re: 2017 TBC Breeders' Cup Pool Contest

Postby slewobarney » 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!
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Re: 2017 TBC Breeders' Cup Pool Contest

Postby Treve » 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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Re: 2017 TBC Breeders' Cup Pool Contest

Postby Dusty » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:46 pm

THANK YOU for the contest Insane Crazy! AND CONGRATS Ballerina :D
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