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2009 Belmont Stakes - Borel's curtain call

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Blitz, May 30, 2009.

  1. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Borel's mount is set.
    Preakness winner to skip out, for no apparent reason.

  2. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    The Belmont isn't over six furlongs.
  3. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    On a somewhat related note:
    On a tip, I bet a horse from Hollywood Park last weekend while in Vegas.
    Zenyatta was it's name.
    Had won 10 straight races since May of 08.
    Came from five back after they rounded the turn and won going away.
    Paid 1-to-9
    I got my $100 back plus $20. Anyone ever heard of this horse?
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    That's a lot to risk for a minimal payoff. And, no, I've never heard of that horse.

    Mine That Bird will go off about even in the Belmont, I'm betting.
  5. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Awful closing odds, but nobody was taking any of the other horses.
    The closest was about 15-1.

    Exacta was 9-7, with the seventh horse considered as being the only potential contender.

    The bet was just about the only winning play I made while I was there.
    Spent over $1,000 in the casinos.
  6. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Um, yeah. Heard of that horse.
    Best filly in the country. (Some tip you got there).
    Will kick 'Alexandra's ass in the Breeders' Cup, if Rachel wants to show up and play.
  7. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    If you think coming five-back was impressive, watch the Ladies Classic from last year's Breeders' Cup. Yep, that's her in last and six-wide on the final turn.
    She comes from that deep in all her races. The crowds love to watch her race...

  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    . . . a running style ideally-suited to Mike Smith . . .
  9. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    If you follow horse racing, absolutely.

    Not to rain on your parade, but it wasn't much of a tip you received. At 1-9 odds, everyone and their brother also bet it. But anytime you walk away from the windows with more money than what you bet, that's a good thing.
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Even so, too much can go wrong to justify taking 1-10. Your horse could get boxed in, break down, get DQ'd, get left at the gate, or simply receive a ride so incompetent that not even
    Zenyatta could overcome it.
  11. Pardon me, Mr. Cannon. Is my table in 1952 ready yet?
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member


    Some of us still care, because in the betting on races under the pari-mutuel system,
    the public still makes enough grotesque mistakes for the dedicated to exploit.

    "52 was all right. Minoso and Mantle were second-year men (Mays, too, I believe), and
    the good-looking women looked REALLY good. Baby boom? No wonder.
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