The BIG Sandy Stakes Day Handicapping Contest

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serenassong
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Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:30 pm

Bal-
I just posted the info for the Saturday contest on the new FB page- so hopefully we will be able to reach more. Seems like a lot of people have signed up already, so perhaps we will have all participating- between that and your e-mail addy that you provided. :D
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Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:36 am

From Dusty


Race 4 Iroquois
#6 Willet
ALTS 5 Cluster of Luck
8 Vicki's Dancer

Race 8 Ticonderoga
#5 Shakeira
ALTS 7 Dreaming of Cara
2 Sally's Dancer

Race 10 Mohawk
#2 Compliance Officer
ALTS 8 King Kreesa
6 Lubash
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Ballerina
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Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:39 am

So far, we have only 6 out of 15 contest members posting picks.

Be sure to either post your picks to the forum or e-mail me (or whomever else) prior to the running of the first race which is 12:20 a.m. edt. Pick a horse and 2 alternates in 3 of the 7 races. Be sure to list Race name & # and # and names of all horses - picks and alternates.

Remember also - if your 3 picks hit the board, you double your money. Next Saturday is the end of the contest. This is the week you can boost your virtual earnings and come away with bragging rights and a nice prize.

Good luck!
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GotaDunQH
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Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:55 am

Good luck everyone!

Race 4-Iriquois
#6 Willet

Alt 1: #5 Cluster of Stars
Alt 2: #1 Miss Valentine

Race 8-Ticonderoga
#1 Effie Trinket

Alt 1: #5 Shakeira
Alt 2: #Sally's Dream

Race 9-Hudson
#3 Mine Over Matter

Alt 1: #1 Palace
Alt 2: #2 Night Maneuver
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Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:06 am

From Neighhey:

Here are my picks:

Race 4 Iroquois
#5 Cluster of Stars
1st alt #6 Willet
2nd alt #1 Miss Valentine

Race 9 Hudson
#3 Mine Over Matter
1st alt #1 Palace
2nd alt #2 Night Maneuver

Race 11 Empire Classic
#1 Bigger is Bettor
1st alt #8 Readthepropectus
2nd alt #4 Awesome Vision
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Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:23 am

10/19

Race#3 THE BERTRAM F. BONGARD

#4 So Lonesome

alt.
#8 Wired Bryan
#1 Carolinian

race#9 THE HUDSON

#3 Mind over Matter

alt.
#6Moonlight Song
#2 Night Maneuver


race#11 EMPIRE CLASSIC

#8 Readtheprospectus

alt#7 Saratoga Snacks

GOOD LUCK!!
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched ~Faedus~
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Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:23 pm

Entries closed at 12:20 p.m.

Sorry El Prado, GreenasGrass, PJMIII. Senator L, slewobarny, and Somnambulist that you couldn't make it to the party. :(
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Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:50 pm

I know it's closed but I did not see this topic discussed elsewhere and did not want to make a mess.

Hear The Footsteps in the Mohawk at Belmont would be an interesting price. He's done really well once Jose Ortiz took the reins and his assigned post position should provide him with a ground-saving trip.
I don't think the horses can read the toteboard.
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Ribot wrote:I know it's closed but I did not see this topic discussed elsewhere and did not want to make a mess.

Hear The Footsteps in the Mohawk at Belmont would be an interesting price. He's done really well once Jose Ortiz took the reins and his assigned post position should provide him with a ground-saving trip.
Best he could do today was 5th.
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Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:12 pm

Very nice by all today, just missed hitting the board in my first race, and another hundred feet in my last... the Big Grey boy was coming! Great day of racing all around.
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Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:18 pm

The following are the wager tallies after the running of the NY Bred Stakes races today. -

Unfortunately, no one got to double their money. I'm sure a lot of you who hit the board in 2 out of 3 races are saying "DAMN" (or worse). :lol:

GotaDunQH - $1,080 + $240 = $1,320

neighhey - $907 + $316 = $1,213

serenassong - $934 + $251 = $1,185

Ballerina $553 + $266 = $819

Real Quiet - $634 + $135 = $769

Peeptoad - $279 + $162 = $441

El Prado - $426 DNP

Somnambulist - $416 DNP

Catalina - $194 + $196 = $390

GreenasGrass - $315 DNP

PJMIII - $255 DNP

Raven - $206 + $24 = $230

Senator L - $190 DNP

Slewobarny - $115 DNP

Dusty - $23 + $47 = $70

Our next and last wagering in this contest is next Saturday, October 26th. Pick a horse and 2 alternates in one of the two stakes races on the card -

Turnback the Alarm

or

the Bold Ruler
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Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:24 pm

I was doing yard work and forgot. Sorry. I will make it next week.
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There's a stakes race today that I didn't become aware of until yesterday. We'll have to skip it.

There are also 3 stakes races on Thursday.

http://www.equibase.com/static/entry/BE ... A-EQB.html

The Island Sun - Race 4
The Punkin' Pie - Race 6 (My Miss Aurelia is entered)
The Basket Weave - Race 9

I'm hesitant to include them in the contest because a good number of our contest participants are locked out.

So let's do this. If the forum is "fixed" before Thursday, we'll include Thursday's stakes. If not "fixed", we won't.
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Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:57 pm

Sounds good to me Ballerina! Thanks for doing the contest too!
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Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:52 pm

I Second that^
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched ~Faedus~
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Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:04 am

Ballerina wrote:There's a stakes race today that I didn't become aware of until yesterday. We'll have to skip it.

There are also 3 stakes races on Thursday.

http://www.equibase.com/static/entry/BE ... A-EQB.html

The Island Sun - Race 4
The Punkin' Pie - Race 6 (My Miss Aurelia is entered)
The Basket Weave - Race 9

I'm hesitant to include them in the contest because a good number of our contest participants are locked out.

So let's do this. If the forum is "fixed" before Thursday, we'll include Thursday's stakes. If not "fixed", we won't.
More than likely, from what I am getting from the FB page, will not happen, so it looks like we will have to try and do the Saturday thing. However, you never know.
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Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:52 am

For Thursday:

Race 4-Island Sun

#4-May Shares

Alt 1: #3 Blue Shark
Alt 2: #7 Carolinian
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serenassong wrote:
Ballerina wrote:There's a stakes race today that I didn't become aware of until yesterday. We'll have to skip it.

There are also 3 stakes races on Thursday.

http://www.equibase.com/static/entry/BE ... A-EQB.html

The Island Sun - Race 4
The Punkin' Pie - Race 6 (My Miss Aurelia is entered)
The Basket Weave - Race 9

I'm hesitant to include them in the contest because a good number of our contest participants are locked out.

So let's do this. If the forum is "fixed" before Thursday, we'll include Thursday's stakes. If not "fixed", we won't.
More than likely, from what I am getting from the FB page, will not happen, so it looks like we will have to try and do the Saturday thing. However, you never know.

Exactly. Forum not up and running for all? We won't do Thursday,
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Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:54 pm

Due to TBC still not running 100%, we will NOT be doing the Thursday stakes races.

Race card for Saturday -

http://www.equibase.com/static/entry/BE ... A-EQB.html

There are two stakes races -

Race 8 - BOLD RULER (GIII)

and

Race 9 - TURNBACK THE ALARM (GIII)

Usual rules - pick a horse and 2 alternates in one of the two races. List name of race and program # and name of horse and the two alternates. 1st race goes off at 12:50 P.M. EDT, so virtual wagers have to be in prior to that time.

Good luck everyone.
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