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Triple Crown Game - Third Leg: The Belmont Stakes

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by s65horsey, Apr 27, 2009.

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  1. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What another [hl=black]horse[/hl] game? Yeah, I'm a little obsessed, but better for you with more chances to win colors!!!


    [hl=indigo]The Triple Crown[/hl] 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 (lol).

    [hl=blue]How the game is played:[/hl]

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

    Post positions are not drawn until Thursday or Friday, 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.

    Here are the horses:

    [link=http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-information/contenders/dunkirk]Dunkirk[/link]

    [link=http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-information/contenders/musket-man]Musket Man[/link]

    [link=http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-information/contenders/west-side-bernie]
    West Side Bernie[/link]

    [link=http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-information/contenders/chocolate-candy]Chocolate Candy[/link]

    [link=http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-information/contenders/general-quarters]General Quarters[/link]

    [link=http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-information/contenders/square-eddie]Square Eddie[/link]

    [link=http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-information/contenders/papa-clem]Papa Clem[/link]

    [link=http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-information/contenders/pioneerof-nile]
    Pioneerof the Nile[/link]

    [link=http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-information/contenders/mine-bird]
    Mine That Bird[/link]

    [link=http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-information/contenders/friesan-fire]Friesan Fire[/link]

    [link=http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-information/contenders/flying-private]Flying Private[/link]

    [link=http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-information/contenders/desert-party]Desert Party[/link]

    [link=http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-information/contenders/mr-hot-stuff]Mr. Hot Stuff[/link]

    [link=http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-information/contenders/summer-bird]Summer Bird[/link]

    [link=http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-information/contenders/advice]Advice[/link]

    [link=http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-information/contenders/i-want-revenge]
    I Want Revenge[/link] - scratched

    [link=http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-information/contenders/win-willy]Win Willy[/link]

    [link=http://www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/racing-informat
     
  2. Thumper09

    Thumper09 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    If I don't do my picks now, I'm gonna forget. :p

    Win: General Quarters
    Place: Dunkirk
    Show: Flying Private
     
  3. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Post Positions drawn so you should be able to find odds up now as well. Looks like I Want Revenge is going in as the favorite.
    Post Position--- Trainer---Jockey
    1 - West Side Bernie - Kelly Breen - Stewart Elliott
    2 - Musket Man - Derek Ryan - Eibar Coa
    3 - Mr. Hot Stuff - Eoin Harty - John Velazquez
    4 - Advice - Todd Pletcher - Rene Douglas
    5 - Hold Me Back - Bill Mott - Kent Desormeaux
    6 - Friesan Fire - Larry Jones - Gabriel Saez
    7 - Papa Clem - Gary Stute - Rafael Bejarano
    8 - Mine That Bird - Bennie Woolley Jr. - Calvin Borel
    9 - Join in the Dance - Todd Pletcher - Chris DeCarlo
    10 - Regal Ransom - Saeed bin Suroor - Alan Garcia
    11 - Chocolate Candy - Jerry Hollendorfer - Mike Smith
    12 - General Quarters - Thomas R. McCarthy - Julien Leparoux
    <s>13 - I Want Revenge - Jeff Mullins - Joe Talamo</s> - scratched
    14 - Atomic Rain - Kelly Breen - Joe Bravo
    15 - Dunkirk - Todd Pletcher - Edgar Prado
    16 - Pioneerof the Nile - Bob Baffert - Garrett Gomez
    17 - Summer Bird - Tim Ice - Chris Rosier
    18 - Nowhere to Hide - Nick Zito - Shaun Bridgmohan
    19 - Desert Party - Saeed bin Suroor - Ramon Dominguez
    20 - Flying Private - D. Wayne Lukas - Robby Albarado
     
  4. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Win: Dunkirk
    Place: Mr. Hot Stuff
    Show: Friesan Fire
     
  5. Jedi Gunny

    Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

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    Win: Advice
    Place: Dunkirk
    Show: I Want Revenge
     
  6. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Win: Friesan Fire
    Place: I Want Revenge
    Show: Pioneer of the Nile
     
  7. amidalachick

    amidalachick Jedi Master star 5

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    Win: Mine That Bird
    Place: Desert Party
    Show: Chocolate Candy
     
  8. Trika_Kenobi

    Trika_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    I Want Revenge won't be running today... get changes in, y'all!

    Win: Friesan Fire
    Place: Dunkirk
    Show: Regal Ransom
     
  9. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Last minute injury like that is heartbreaking for the connections of I Want Revenge.
     
  10. Jedi Gunny

    Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

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    Win: Advice
    Place: Dunkirk
    Show: Friesan Fire

    (To make up for I Want Revenge's injury)
     
  11. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Win: General Quarters
    Place: Dunkirk
    Show: Friesan Fire
     
  12. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Mr. Hot Stuff's half sister won the Distaff Turf Mile today!
     
  13. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Wow!!!! Biggest upset in derby history!

    Mine that Bird 50-1 longshot wins by many lengths going away. And we actually had someone here that picked it! You would've won a LOT of money if you had made that bet.

    Win: Mine that Bird
    Place: Pioneerof the Nile
    Show: Musket Man
     
  14. Thumper09

    Thumper09 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Wow, that was a heck of a race!

    Congrats, amidalachick! :D
     
  15. amidalachick

    amidalachick Jedi Master star 5

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    Thanks! I just couldn't resist the horse with Canuck connections. :D

    It certainly was an amazing Derby this year, from the race itself to the betting payouts!

    EDIT: Ooh, great banner!
     
  16. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Enjoy your 24 hrs of colors for picking the winner!
     
  17. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Congrats amidalachick spot on.
     
  18. Jedi Gunny

    Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

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    So the 50-1 odds finally have gotten revenge on history.
     
  19. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I heard about the scratch in plenty of time... but I was on the interstate and couldn't change my pick. Not that it would have mattered, anyways :p

    Congrats to Mine That Bird and amidalachick for getting it right!

    Also, I managed to listen to the derby on the radio while driving... not as good as watching it, but still nice.
     
  20. Trika_Kenobi

    Trika_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    When I saw the results, I couldn't believe it. Congrats to amidalachick on getting that right! Wow!
     
  21. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Also, listening to the radio made it sound incredibly close, though it sounds like it wasn't really close at all by the end :confused:
     
  22. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's weird that they made it sound close. He blew them away at the end.
     
  23. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, I probably shouldn't have used the word 'incredibly' there. But I definitely came off with the impression it was close from the call itself.

    Also, just finally watched the video... wow. Though it would be interesting to see a camera angle that focused on Mine that Bird for most of the race, how he came through the pack.
     
  24. Thumper09

    Thumper09 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm sure it's out there somewhere, since NBC showed it after the race. They had an overhead view from approx. the last part of the backstretch to the wire with a little virtual arrow pointing out Mine that Bird the whole way. It was really fascinating to watch how he wove between all the horses.

    Then NBC showed the same camera angle with last year's Derby with Street Sense for comparison because the jockey did the exact same thing. :p
     
  25. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    For those that didn't get to see the aerial view, [link=http://barnmice.ning.com/video/kentucky-derby-2009-mine-that]check this out[/link]. They get to the top view at about 7 minutes.
     
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