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WATCH: The last 20 Kentucky Derby champs race in fantasy simulation
Yahoo ^ | 4-30-14 | NBC Sports

Posted on 04/30/2014 11:20:47 AM PDT by kingattax

Who would win if the field was comprised of greats like Barbaro, Big Brown and Orb?

Since the window for horses to race in the Kentucky Derby only spans about a year, it's next to impossible to watch the greats go head to head. So how do you know which horse would win the Run for the Roses if the field was loaded with past champs like Barbaro, Smarty Jones and Fusaichi Pegasus?

Luckily we have the clever simulation above from HorseRaceGame.com, which uses a unique algorithm that factors in pace, running style, speed/stamina consumption and jockey intelligence to deliver amazingly accurate outcomes. This particular video pits each of the past 20 Derby winners against each other in a fantasy race for the ages.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: fantasykentuckyderby; kentuckyderby

1 posted on 04/30/2014 11:20:47 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

I was in the infield to see Secretariat. It was a great experience—much of which I do not discuss even today. :)


2 posted on 04/30/2014 11:22:45 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete

ok now you GOT TO tell us....


3 posted on 04/30/2014 11:27:27 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: SC_Pete
I was in the infield to see Secretariat. It was a great experience—much of which I do not discuss even today. :)

Too bad Secretariat wasn't in that simulation. All the way in the back of the field...and then...BLAMM!
4 posted on 04/30/2014 11:28:47 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: SC_Pete

Can get very wild in the infield. Suspect you did not see much that day?


5 posted on 04/30/2014 11:29:45 AM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: kingattax

What about track condition?


6 posted on 04/30/2014 11:30:35 AM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: kingattax
The last 20 Kentucky Derby champs race in fantasy simulation

I'm not a big horse racing fan but there hasn't been a single Triple Crown winner during that time, has there? If they're going to do a fantasy simulation, I'd want to see Man O' War, Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Affirmed, Alydar and Seattle Slew in there. Heck, if it's a fantasy simulation, take a few famous fictional horses, make up some numbers and put them in there too.
7 posted on 04/30/2014 11:31:06 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: kingattax

Thanks nbSee... Nothing like a little race to take minds off WH memos of youtube vids, zeroCare, ukraine...


8 posted on 04/30/2014 11:31:54 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: kingattax

would this be useful for predicting tomorrows results?


9 posted on 04/30/2014 11:34:26 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
Heck, if it's a fantasy simulation, take a few famous fictional horses, make up some numbers and put them in there too.

Let's see, there's "Silver", "Trigger", "Mr. Ed", "National Velvet", "Flicka", "Comet".

I'm afraid Comet would sweep the field.
10 posted on 04/30/2014 11:34:44 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: kingattax

Horce racing is one of those ‘odd’ events where some of the past horse champions produced better times that haven’t been touched even with the advancements in nutrition, breeding, and training.


11 posted on 04/30/2014 11:38:21 AM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: kingattax

Big Brown should have won the Triple Crown.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 11:42:03 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Theoria

I would love to see Affirmed in this field.


13 posted on 04/30/2014 11:42:24 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: SC_Pete

Secretariat won the Derby in its all time record and IMO would have destroyed most of this field and all things being equal by about three lengths for the closest not counting racing luck.

Due to a misspent youth, I have been fortunate to have seen most of the best horses race in the past 55 or so years, bet on a lot of them, and saw some that had the ability to be the best which did not make it due to misfortune. The one that comes to mind for me is Hoist the Flag. I truly believe he would have been the equal of secretariat except for the fractured leg.


14 posted on 04/30/2014 11:42:52 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Mr. K

I don’t know. The simulation showed little speed in this field with fractions of 24 and 48 for the quarter and half mile...too linear.


15 posted on 04/30/2014 11:44:25 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: TruthWillWin

Standing on top of a dumpster on the back stretch—I had a great view just about all the way around. That’s all I can tell you in a public forum. :)


16 posted on 04/30/2014 11:44:41 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Dr. Sivana
Let's see, there's "Silver", "Trigger", "Mr. Ed", "National Velvet", "Flicka", "Comet".

I'm afraid Comet would sweep the field.


Perhaps, but I'd tune in for Mr. Ed's post-race interview.
17 posted on 04/30/2014 11:49:21 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: SC_Pete
Not that we go to the Derby but mrs p6 and I watch every year. Her work even has a Derby Friday so the gals can dress up...mrs p6 makes a new Derby hat every year...and they have a party and betting pool.

It's all great fun but luckily mrs p6 doesn't know about the infield. If she knew what I have seen...!!!!!!

18 posted on 04/30/2014 11:57:04 AM PDT by prisoner6 (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered! I AM A FREE MAN!)
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To: Mr. K

Well, the funniest thing I saw that time was a college fraternity that staked out their territory early in the morning. They put a little twine fence around themselves and their coolers. By the end of the day, not one of them was standing. One poor guy had passed out backwards into his styrofoam cooler, which exploded, leaving him laying in a pile of ice. He was only wearing shorts, no shirt, so he was suburned bright red head to toe. Burnt on one side, frozen on the other, unconscious—with his mouth wide open.

Besides the bacchanalian marathon, various romantic activities bloomed everywhere. What a great horse race.


19 posted on 04/30/2014 11:57:31 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: golux

BUMP!


20 posted on 04/30/2014 12:01:21 PM PDT by golux
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To: kingattax

Secretariat is God/Clapton in horse heaven

Not even a hair of debate....what a horse

Man o War second

Both boys were chestnuts btw....like my own TB Major

Best split tail race horse.....Ruffian.....pretty fast for a girl


21 posted on 04/30/2014 12:02:42 PM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: wardaddy

Sorry, love the horses, but that was lame.


22 posted on 04/30/2014 12:56:27 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Moonman62

He would have if not for three things, in no particular order of importance - the loose shoe, the quarter crack, and Desormeaux’s uncharacteristically bad ride. The horse was more than good enough. He barely broke a sweat in cruising to victory in the first two races.

I’ll Have Another, on the other hand, would have easily, in my opinion, won the Triple Crown had he raced. He’s an underrated horse as it was, but that Belmont was among the slowest in history and the track conditions were fine.


23 posted on 04/30/2014 12:59:11 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
If they're going to do a fantasy simulation, I'd want to see Man O' War, Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Affirmed, Alydar and Seattle Slew in there.

It would be tough, since Man O' War didn't run in the Derby. Sam Riddle thought the first weekend in May was too early to ask a three-year-old to go a mile and a quarter. Hard to argue with him about that.

24 posted on 04/30/2014 5:43:51 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: DAC21

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25 posted on 04/30/2014 10:10:51 PM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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