The 2018 Kentucky Derby Pool Contest- Results are in!

The 2018 Kentucky Derby Pool Contest- Results are in!

Postby Tessablue » Tue May 01, 2018 6:49 pm

It's that time of year again! The TBC Derby Pool Contest was originally founded by The Shadow, and the rules are simple:

1. Select one horse from each of the pools listed below.
2. Note your predicted margin of victory and final time, which will be used as tiebreakers
3. Feel free to edit selections up until five minutes before post time, but please do make a post noting any changes so that I don't miss them.
4. Points will be awarded if any of your choices finish in the top 6, on a scale of 30-20-15-10-5-1
5. Winner gets the title of Greatest Handicapper of All Time for exactly one year.

Edit: As a third tiebreaker and bonus round, feel free to pick one sire from the following: Scat Daddy, Curlin, and Medaglia d'Oro. The points earned by each sire will be added together after the race and used as a third tiebreaker if necessary.

Please note that the pools were very difficult to divide up this year due to the large number of horses at 30-1 and 50-1. I used the future wager odds along with current Vegas and overseas odds to make the divisions, but it's an inexact science so I apologize if they end up wildly inaccurate!

Pool A
Justify
Mendelssohn
Magnum Moon
Audible

Pool B
Bolt d'Oro
Good Magic
Vino Rosso
Hofburg

Pool C
My Boy Jack
Solomini
Noble Indy
Enticed

Pool D
Promises Fulfilled
Flameaway
Free Drop Billy
Combatant

Pool E
Firenze Fire
Bravazo
Lone Sailor
Instilled Regard

Our defending champion is Spahny and our defending almost-champion is Big Ten. Good luck everyone!
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Re: The 2018 Kentucky Derby Pool Contest

Postby Tessablue » Tue May 01, 2018 6:51 pm

I'll start things off:

A: Audible
B: Bolt d'Oro
C: Solomini
D: Free Drop Billy
E: Instilled Regard

2.5 lengths, 2:01.80

Sire: Medaglia d'Oro
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Re: The 2018 Kentucky Derby Pool Contest

Postby Big Ten » Tue May 01, 2018 7:11 pm

Love these contests. Thanks, Tess.

BTW, the current champ is Spahny. ;) Not me. I got 2nd last year for messing up on that final time. I'll post mines on Saturday. I'm actually rooting for Audible myself. Might put $20 on him instead of $10 to make it an $80 profit. My saver.

Good luck everyone.
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Re: The 2018 Kentucky Derby Pool Contest

Postby carole » Tue May 01, 2018 7:11 pm

Pool A
Mendelssohn

Pool B
Hofburg

Pool C
My Boy Jack

Pool D
Free Drop Billy

Pool E
Bravazo

Winning margin: 3 1/4 lengths
Winning time: 2:00.77
Sire: Scat Daddy
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Re: The 2018 Kentucky Derby Pool Contest

Postby Tessablue » Tue May 01, 2018 7:15 pm

Big Ten wrote:Love these contests. Thanks, Tess.

BTW, the current champ is Spahny. ;) Not me. I got 2nd last year for messing up on that final time. I'll post mines on Saturday. I'm actually rooting for Audible myself. Might put $20 on him instead of $10 to make it an $80 profit. My saver.

Good luck everyone.

See, if you hadn't told me you would have gotten away with it! :D Thanks for the correction, I couldn't actually find the thread and my spreadsheet is a terrible mess.
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Re: The 2018 Kentucky Derby Pool Contest

Postby stark » Tue May 01, 2018 7:31 pm

Ohhh, this should be easy :lol:

Thanks for entertaining us Tessa.

A: Justify
B: Bolt d Oro
C: Solomini
D: Flameaway (obviously group D is lacking a west coast entry, hmmm :? )
E: Instilled Regard

1.25 lengths
2:01 flat.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Re: The 2018 Kentucky Derby Pool Contest

Postby WaquoitNBroadBrush » Tue May 01, 2018 8:23 pm

Mendelssohn
Bolt d'Oro
Solomini
Combatant
Instilled Regard

Margin 4 lengths, time 2:01.28
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Re: The 2018 Kentucky Derby Pool Contest

Postby Miss Woodford » Tue May 01, 2018 8:24 pm

I honestly haven't been following the Derby trail very closely this year so here goes nothing:

Pool A
Audible

Pool B
Bolt d'Oro

Pool C
Noble Indy

Pool D
Promises Fulfilled

Pool E
Bravazo

Winning margin: neck
Winning time: 2:01 1/5
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Re: The 2018 Kentucky Derby Pool Contest

Postby Forry Cow How » Tue May 01, 2018 8:43 pm

Pool A
Audible

Pool B
Hofburg

Pool C
Noble Indy

Pool D
Combatant

Pool E
Lone Sailor

1 length
2.01.75
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Re: The 2018 Kentucky Derby Pool Contest

Postby Treve » Tue May 01, 2018 9:42 pm

I will very likely edit this the day of unless I settle on some horses before then, these are my preliminary choices (with obviously Pool B and C still in need of being finalized :lol: )

Pool A
Mendelssohn

Pool B
Good Magic

Pool C
My Boy Jack

Pool D
Flameaway

Pool E
Lone Sailor

Winning Margin: 3/4 lengths
Winning Time: 2:02:80
Sire: Scat Daddy

ETA: Made my final selection.
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