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Kentucky Derby Selections and Strikes
Xpressbet ^ | May 1, 2014 | Jon White

Posted on 05/02/2014 7:31:18 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim

In my 2012 Kentucky Derby column for Xpressbet.com, I’ll Have Another was my selection to win. He had only one strike. I’ll Have Another got the job done and paid $32.60.

In 2013, Orb was my selection to win in my Kentucky Derby column for Xpressbet.com. He had zero strikes. Orb won and paid $12.80.

Here are my selections for 2014:

1. Dance With Fate 2. California Chrome 3. Wicked Strong 4. Medal Count


TOPICS: Hobbies; Pets/Animals; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: horse; kentuckyderby
This guy has picked the past two winners.... I think he's on track for this one too...
1 posted on 05/02/2014 7:31:18 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim
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To: SomeCallMeTim

I like California Chrome to win but would not win anything betting on him with 5-2 odds; California Chrome, Danza, Wicked Strong and Intense Holiday would be my picks but heck need a long shot too


2 posted on 05/02/2014 7:43:15 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Read a wonderful story about a horse running on the FReeRepublic Canteen for the Troops thread tonight.
http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/horses/2014/04/28/derby-wounded-warriors/8420399/


3 posted on 05/02/2014 7:43:24 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Danza and my fav...Uncle Sigh. Mrs p6’s horse Hopportunity is scratched.

Don’t like to bet favs. FWIW I prefer harness racing and betting based on on drivers and owners.


4 posted on 05/02/2014 7:58:42 PM 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: mojo114

Aw, gee, now my screen’s all blurry!


5 posted on 05/02/2014 8:11:03 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: knittnmom

Same here.


6 posted on 05/02/2014 8:20:00 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: prisoner6

The Mrs. isn’t picking Jeff?!?!?!


7 posted on 05/02/2014 8:28:05 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

“Wicked Strong” to win here.

(I just do friendly little bets with a cousin)

.


8 posted on 05/02/2014 8:30:59 PM PDT by Mears
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To: SomeCallMeTim; All

Must give link to the FReeRepublic Canteen that is posted everyday for our soldiers and families paying tribute:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3151533/posts
Check it out


9 posted on 05/02/2014 8:32:52 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: mabarker1

She would if he was in the field. With his points lead she’s been on my case. Dega is going to be interesting. Of course I’m watching but hsave to work on the ‘91 Saturn. Can’t get it to idle low for stupid PA emission test.


10 posted on 05/02/2014 8:39:12 PM 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: prisoner6

LOL!

Have You cleaned the Throttle Body/Butterfly, Idle Air Control Valve ?

Tell Me what You have tried.

I spent 18 years selling parts and 12 turning wrenches for a living. Was fixing stuff at 6 YO.


11 posted on 05/02/2014 8:46:47 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: mabarker1

Because the idle was too low I replaced tge IAC, TPS a year or so ago. Today I bought new throttle body cleaner. Will do that tomorrow. Then check the EGR and plumbing.

If that doesn’t work I pay $150 and get a waiver. It’s an original ‘91 with maybe 50k miles.

Not going to think of gasket leak which is common on them.

It is otherwise running great!


12 posted on 05/02/2014 9:41:50 PM 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: SomeCallMeTim
The last races Danza and Wicked Strong ran were both very impressive--but look at their races prior to those. These extreme sudden improvements in form make me wonder whether they can duplicate such an effort.

I like consistency and progression. I also like horses that have run often enough so that they will handle themselves in a race without getting flustered.
13 posted on 05/02/2014 10:55:19 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: katiedidit1
I like California Chrome to win but would not win anything betting on him with 5-2 odds;

You can if you go for the exacta or tri. I hit the tri on the Oak by putting Untapable on top, then boxing 4 horses for 2nd and 3rd. Cost $24, payout was $178.

I will have at least one ticket like that with California Chrome... just in case he does get a clean race. If he does? He wins.. IMO. But, I'm not sure he will. I'm betting on some other options too.

14 posted on 05/03/2014 7:07:14 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: prisoner6
It’s an original ‘91 with maybe 50k miles.

Sounds like my moms 92 Plymouth(think it just turned 60,000)which she only uses to go to the local grocery store, and as such, barely touches the accelerator.

Had a problem with stalling out at idle, cleaned the idle air control valve, and did a thorough cleaning of the throttle body. Also noticed the pintle(?)on the idle air control valve measured about 1.250" out from the base, whereas the book showed it should be 1.000 or less. Adjusted it back to specs, not sure whether that or the cleaning did the trick but it stopped the idle/stall. Oh yeah, also put in a can of Sea Foam.

15 posted on 05/03/2014 7:27:03 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: SomeCallMeTim
I like California Chrome-( one of the best horse racing stories ever, can't help but root for him to win it.)

Candy Boy-Gary Stevens-great jockey-can get it done.

Dance With Fate.

Chitu-Bob Baffert

General A Rod-Longshot bet.

16 posted on 05/03/2014 9:38:09 AM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.??)
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To: Pajamajan

Where’s Feetlebaum....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BavRrRNvz8g


17 posted on 05/03/2014 9:39:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Bump


18 posted on 05/03/2014 1:40:39 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.??)
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bttt


19 posted on 05/03/2014 2:13:07 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (It's a single step from relativism to barbarism, low information to Democrat, ignorance to tenure)
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To: Pajamajan

I’m torn... between Danza and Dance with Fate.

I’m covered, I think... if Chrome wins. I wheeled him on top of a big exacta and tri pool. Good chance to hit that if he wins If not? I like my chances to win some BIG money!


20 posted on 05/03/2014 2:29:17 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Speed is winning today. I still say, if CC breaks well, he wins. But, it’s Derby. Good starts from the 5 hole are NOT guaranteed


21 posted on 05/03/2014 2:30:36 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: SomeCallMeTim; flaglady47; oswegodeee; mickie; pax_vobiscum; Maine Mariner
I never saw the camera on her face, so thankfully I don't know who she was.......but whoever the filly was who sang the National Anthem should be taken out to the back forty and put out of her misery.

Leni

22 posted on 05/03/2014 2:46:07 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: SomeCallMeTim

California Chrome wins the Kentucky Derby!


23 posted on 05/03/2014 3:40:39 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.??)
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To: MinuteGal

It was Jo Dee Messina... and, I thought she did OK.

You try singing that in front of 165,000 people.


24 posted on 05/03/2014 4:04:42 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: Pajamajan

Well, I THOUGHT I was covered.... That freaking Commanding Curve cost me more than $1500 when he snuck in for 2nd...

damn... damn... damn...

Still... had a little on CC. SO, not a wipeout today. But. JUST missed the BIG payout. :-(


25 posted on 05/03/2014 4:07:13 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Me lost big! How’d you all do? Pretty horses, fun race!


26 posted on 05/03/2014 4:10:20 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Pajamajan

Great race. Good thing they running against Secretariat. He would have beaten him 29 1/2 lengths. Pretty amazing if you think about it, which I always do when I watch all the triple crown races.


27 posted on 05/03/2014 4:10:52 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: Pajamajan

Well, I THOUGHT I was covered.... That freaking Commanding Curve cost me more than $1500 when he snuck in for 2nd...

damn... damn... damn...

Still... had a little on CC. SO, not a wipeout today. But. JUST missed the BIG payout. :-(


28 posted on 05/03/2014 4:11:10 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: SomeCallMeTim
"That freaking Commanding Curve cost me more than $1500"

My mom is having a big session of "woulda... coulda... shoulda" now, over her not including Commanding Curve in her bets- so she lost money today too.

I lost a little bit, but I didn't bet much-I "shoulda" put it all on California Chrome to win-instead of exacta bets- LOL.

But I'm so happy he won- Score a victory for the little guys for a change. What a great story.

I hope he can win the Preakness so we'll have a Triple Crown bid this year.

29 posted on 05/03/2014 5:10:20 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.??)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Anyone else bothered by the homosexualization of the Kentucky Derby?


30 posted on 05/03/2014 5:20:48 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: shotgun

Agree with you about Secretariat. Today’s horses aren’t anywhere near him in any comparisons. He was truly one of a kind.


31 posted on 05/03/2014 5:28:57 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.??)
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To: kaehurowing
Anyone else bothered by the homosexualization of the Kentucky Derby?

Yes.
32 posted on 05/04/2014 3:36:30 AM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Pajamajan

He won but if the race had been a little longer, Commanding Curve or Danza might have caught him. Go back and look at the replay. He was losing steam at the end.


33 posted on 05/04/2014 8:22:11 AM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: kaehurowing
I normally never pay attention to the Kentucky Derby but I happened to be at a family function yesterday and they had it on the television sets.

I never knew the Kentucky Derby was such an extravaganza. I always thought it was some silly 90-second horse race that a bunch of people gambled upon - hence the appeal.

But no, it is apparently more than that. Hours upon hours of "pre-race" coverage on the television. More than 165,000 people on hand sipping the obligatory mint juleps and wearing funny looking hats. Homosexual figure skaters (?) doing the TV commentary. Tiny little men (jockeys) wearing funny looking shirts and having to be lifted up upon their horses by larger men.

It was really an odd spectacle. But it did make the afternoon go faster.

34 posted on 05/04/2014 9:43:02 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

I have it down to My Old Kentucky Home, the intro of the horses on their way down the track, and the race and 1 re-run. Total time about 10-12 minutes. Thanx to dvr.


35 posted on 05/04/2014 9:45:53 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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Those horses all look the same to me. They were running around that track pretty fast and those jockeys were holding on for dear life. I figured if any of them were unfortunate enough to fall out of the saddle, they would be trampled to death by the horses behind. So if you were to fall off a horse during a race, you might want to arrange it so that you are in last place.


36 posted on 05/04/2014 9:51:36 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Not to mention the very realistic looking computer graphic simulation of the race they had on about a half hour before post time.

Looked amazing!


37 posted on 05/04/2014 9:56:21 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: kaehurowing

I saw some fag prancing around all full of himself, was hoping he got trampled by a run away pace horse.


38 posted on 05/04/2014 9:57:54 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Rome2000
I saw that. I'm thinking they should just stick with the computer simulation and send everybody home - horses and people.

Instead of betting on the actual race, just bet on the computer simulation. Eventually, all our sports will be played this way.

39 posted on 05/04/2014 10:01:31 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Thank God they wear colors


40 posted on 05/04/2014 11:22:43 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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