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Preakness Stakes

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by trifectarich, May 14, 2008.

  1. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    1 Macho Again (Julien Leparoux) 20-1
    2 Tres Borrachos (Tyler Baze) 30-1
    3 Icabad Crane (Jeremy Rose) 30-1
    4 Yankee Bravo (Alex Solis) 15-1
    5 Behindathebar (David Flores) 10-1
    6 Racecar Rhapsody (Robby Albarado) 30-1
    7 Big Brown (Kent Desormeaux) 1-2
    8 Kentucky Bear (Jamie Theriot) 15-1
    9 Stevil (John Velazquez) 30-1
    10 Riley Tucker (Edgar Prado) 30-1
    11 Giant Moon (Ramon Dominguez) 30-1
    12 Gayego (Mike Smith) 8-1
    13 Hey Byrn (Charles Lopez) 20-1

    Looks like a tough race to make any money; I'd expect the odds on Big Brown to get worse, not better. Let's hope all the horses make it home safely; otherwise PETA protesters will have the place closed down.
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Wait a second...Robby Albarado on a horse that includes the word "racecar?"

    I'm so in.
  3. It's the science of handicapping that keeps me coming back.
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Hey, I never proclaimed to know what I was doing. :p
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    IF Big Brown wins Saturday, how big is the Belmont? Field size, I mean.
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    My guess is 6-8 horses, tops; everybody will run for cover.

    On the other hand, is VISA still giving out the $1 million bonus for winning a Triple Crown race (in addition to the race purse itself)? That might lure a few out of the barns.
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    There'll be more. Mile and a half's a whole new game, and the history of Triple Crown
    attempts against large Belmont fields is dreadful.

  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Are these the odds on dying, or winning?
  9. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    How long into the telecast before the first Eight Belles mention? My over-under is 2 minutes.
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    30 seconds.
  11. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Bingo. Mile and a half is what makes Belmont.
  12. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Saw an interesting stat recently from an "investment" sevice. Whereas you can often get a nice payback on a Derby winner, the 1st or 2nd betting choice has won 16 of the last 21 Preaknesses.

    Big Brown makes it 17.
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