Arena [Game]The Triple Crown: Kentucky Derby

Discussion in 'Community' started by s65horsey, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    The Triple Crown is a series of three horse races run in May and June. In a series of races, each race is called a leg. The Kentucky Derby is first, the Preakness second, and the Belmont third. The best of the 3 year old Thoroughbreds in the world come to race against each other for the greatest prize in sports.

    How the game is played:

    You will place your bets in here. You pick:
    -Win (First Place)
    -Place (Second Place)
    -Show (Third Place)

    Post positions are not drawn until Wednesday, and the best odds will go up at that time as well. You have until the race starts to post your choices here.

    If you get the Winner right you get 24 hrs of colors.

    Or...


    Get the Win, Place, and Show right amassing 96 hrs of VIPship.

    You can then choose to keep the hours saved until the next race and continue to add on to the number of hours you have colors.

    Each race can start over on betting.

    So Inty picks the Winner of the Kentucky Derby. He does not get the Place and Show right. He can have 24 hrs of VIPship or he can choose to save it for the Preakness. If he gets the Preakness winner right he can have 48 hrs of VIPship. If he saves it and gets the Belmont right he can have 72 hrs of VIPship.

    If Inty picks the Win, Place, Show of the Derby he can have 96 hrs of VIPship. He can also choose to save the hours and pick the Preakness as well. If he does this and loses (doesn't pick Win, Place, Show) then he gets no hours of VIPship. If he picks the Win, Place, Show again, he gets 8 days of colors. Or he can choose to gamble and pick the Belmont. If he picks the Belmont Win, Place, Show (I'm taking him to Vegas!) then he gets to have 2 weeks of colors.

    At any point the hours can be used up and restarted. So if he picks all three in the Derby, uses the colors, then picks the winner of the Preakness he gets another 24 hrs of VIPship.

    Sounds more complicated than it is, but we can go over this as much as we need to so you understand when the time comes.

    They don't have odds up yet so if you want to take a look at the horses you can go here.

    I will be updating the thread with more information as it becomes available. They usually do post positions on Wednesday and then the odds really start to shift.

    Also in the past we've talked about trying to combine some fake money with this. I'm willing to wager my icon for a week if anyone wants to get a little goofy let me know and we'll go from there.
    Last edited by s65horsey, Apr 27, 2013
  2. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    PP Horse Jockey Trainer ML
    1 Black Onyx -- Joe Bravo -- Carl Domino 50/1
    2 Oxbow -- Gary Stevens -- D. Wayne Lukas 30/1
    3 Revolutionary -- Calvin Borel -- Todd Pletcher 10/1
    4 Golden Soul -- Robby Albarado -- Dallas Stewart 50/1
    5 Normandy Invasion -- Javier Castellano -- Chad Brown 12/1
    6 Mylute -- Rosie Napravnik --Tom Amoss 15/1
    7 Giant Finish -- Jose Espinosa -- Tony Dutrow 50/1
    8 Goldencents -- Kevin Krigger -- Doug O'Neill 5/1
    9 Overanalyze -- Rafael Bejarano -- Todd Pletcher 15/1
    10 Palace Malice -- Mike Smith -- Todd Pletcher 20/1
    11 Lines of Battle -- Ryan Moore -- Aidan O'Brien 30/1
    12 Itsmyluckyday -- Elvis Trujillo -- Edward Plesa, Jr. 15/1
    13 Falling Sky -- Luis Saez -- John Terranova 50/1
    14 Verrazano -- John Velazquez -- Todd Pletcher 4/1
    15 Charming Kitten -- Edgar Prado -- Todd Pletcher 20/1
    16 Orb -- Joel Rosario -- Shug McGaughey 7/2
    17 Will Take Charge -- Jon Court -- D. Wayne Lukas 20/1
    18 Frac Daddy -- Victor Lebron -- Ken McPeek 50/1
    19 Java's War -- Julian Leparoux -- Ken McPeek 15/1
    20 Vyjack -- Garrett Gomez -- Rudy Rodriguez 15/1

    Fear the Kitten is an alternate should any of the horses withdraw before Saturday's race.
    21AE Fear the Kitten Alan Garcia Michael Maker
    Last edited by s65horsey, May 1, 2013
  3. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Win: Orb
    Place: Goldencents
    Show: Revolutionary
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  4. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    It's Derby day!!! Get your picks in!

    Win: Palace Malice
    Place: Revolutionary
    Show: Mylute
  5. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Win: Normandy Invasion
    Place: Verrazano
    Show: Palace Malice

    Honestly, I just chose them based on the names I most like :)
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  6. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Win: Verrazano
    Place: Goldencents
    Show: Java's War

    I'll probably be completely wrong, but I'm okay with that. :p
    Last edited by Darth McClain, May 4, 2013
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  7. heels1785 JCC/PT Manager

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    Here goes nothing!

    Win: Mylute
    Place: Oxbow
    Show: Revolutionary
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  8. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    I will be on an airplane when the race goes off, so anyone feel free to post the results! If not I'll get to it when I land in San Francisco this evening.
  9. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    Win Orb
    Place Charming Kitten
    Show Verrazano
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  10. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    Win: frac daddy
    Place: palace malice
    Show: orb
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  11. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    You know, a really large blanket fort would have solved this rain problem.
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  12. Juliet316 Chosen One

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  13. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    Dang Palace Malice, you should have won that mud Pitt.
  14. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    @s65horsey: A question... since me & Inty have won 24 hours of colors for picking the winner, and we save the colors for The Preakness & then get that pick wrong, do we still have the 24 hours of colors to use or is it void?
  15. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    You are essentially betting them against picking the winner. So if you try and lose you lose your colors.
  16. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Ahhhhhhhh. Well, games of this nature wouldn't be as fun without a little risk. Thus, I'll save my 24 hours of colors until we get to make Preakness picks.
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  17. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Gah my vacation has totally made me not realize what day it is. The Preakness is Saturday! (as in today!) Ahhh!

    Post - Horse - Jockey - Trainer - Odds
    1 Orb - Joel Rosario - Shug McGaughey 1-1
    2 Goldencents - Kevin Krigger - Doug O’Neill 8-1
    3 Titletown Five - Julien Leparoux - D. Wayne Lukas 30-1
    4 Departing - Brian Hernandez Jr - Albert M. Stall, Jr 6-1
    5 Mylute - Rosie Napravnik - Tom Amoss 5-1
    6 Oxbow - Gary Stevens - D. Wayne Lukas 15-1
    7 Will Take Charge - Mike Smith - D. Wayne Lukas 12-1
    8 Govenor Charlie - Martin Garcia - Bob Baffert 12-1
    9 Itsmyluckyday - John Velazquez - Eddie Plesa Jr. 10-1

    My picks:
    Win: Mylute
    Place: Orb
    Show: Will Take Charge
    Last edited by s65horsey, May 17, 2013
  18. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Win: Orb
    Place: Departing
    Show: Governor Charlie
  19. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Win: Orb
    Place: Mylute
    Show: Titletown Five
  20. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    Win: Orb
    Place: Goldencents
    Show: Titletown Five
  21. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Bump. Only a couple of more hours to get picks in!
  22. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    Win: Orb
    Place: Oxbow
    Show: Goldencents
  23. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Win: Orb
    Place: Goldencents
    Show: Mylute
  24. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    Win oxbow
    Place golden cents
    Show orb
  25. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Show Spoiler
    No Triple Crown this year, but darth_gersh can claim to be the only one who got the Preakness winner correct.