Thursday, May 01, 2008

The 2008 Kentucky Derby Contest


OK, we are going to follow the same format as last year. Each contestant will pick FOUR horses. Points will be assigned as follows:

1st - 20 pts.

2nd - 19 pts.

3rd - 18 pts.

4th - 17 pts. .... all the way down to last place receiving 1 pt. This contest is open to anyone who wants to play. The prize for the winner will be a set of 2 Derby glasses. 


Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1)

1 1/4 Miles | Open | 3 Year Olds Stakes | Purse: $2,000,000

Prg. #PPHorseJockeyTrainerWt.Claim $Equip.Med.ML
11Cool Coal ManLeparoux J RZito Nicholas P126LA20-1
22Tale of EkatiCoa E MTagg Barclay126LA15-1
33Anak NakalBejarano RZito Nicholas P126Blk-OffLA30-1
44Court VisionGomez G KMott William I126Blk-OnLA20-1
55Eight BellesSaez GJones J Larry121LA20-1
66Z FortuneAlbarado R JAsmussen Steven M126LA15-1
77Big TruckCastellano J JTagg Barclay126LA50-1
88VisionaireLezcano JMatz Michael R126LA20-1
99PyroBridgmohan S XAsmussen Steven M126LA6-1
1010Colonel JohnNakatani C SHarty Eoin126L4-1
1111Z HumorDouglas R RMott William I126Blk-OffLA30-1
1212Smooth AirCruz M RStutts Bennie F Jr126L20-1
1313Bob Black JackMigliore RKasparoff James M126Blk-OnL20-1
1414MonbaDominguez R APletcher Todd A126LA15-1
1515AdrianoPrado E SMotion H Graham126LA30-1
1616Denis of CorkBorel C HCarroll David126LA20-1
1717Cowboy CalVelazquez J RPletcher Todd A126LA20-1
1818RecapturethegloryBaird E TRoussel, III Louie J126LA20-1
1919GayegoSmith M ELobo Paulo H126LA15-1
2020Big BrownDesormeaux K JDutrow, Jr. R E126L3-1

37 comments:

Chris C. said...

I am a little confused. We all pick 4 horses. Do we also pick the order they will finish in? What if I pick the correct 4 horses, but they are all in the wrong order? Do I get zero points?

Kara C. said...

No, each finish position is worth a certain set of points. So, say you pick the 1st, 3rd, 10th and 20th place horses, you'd get:
20 pts for the 1st
18 pts for the 3rd
10 pts for the 10th
1 pt for the 20th

Giving you a total of 49 pts. Pick who you think will be in the top 4 and no matter where they finish you'll get points.

Chris C. said...

so no need to put the 4 horses in order ?

Kara C. said...

Exactly. Just your top four in any order.

Chris C. said...

Reserving the right to make changes due to late scratches:

Big Brown
Smooth Air
Monba
Recapturetheglory

joanc said...

Should we put the Oaks and the Derby choices in separate comments?

joanc said...

Here are my Kentucky Derby Choices:

1. Big Brown
2. Big Truck
3. Pyro
4. Tale of Ekati

Kara C. said...

I hate how the few favorites are so heavily favored that the rest of the field are all long-shots.

My choices (subject to change before Saturday):
Bob Black Jack
Colonel John
Big Brown
Anak Nakal

Nora said...

Gayego
Pyro
Colonel John
Smooth Air

Nora said...

Joan- The Oaks bet is for fun. I decided to do only the Derby in the contest. Good luck with your picks... this should be fun. So far I'm the only one to not pick Big Brown (and it scares the heck out of me!)

Conard said...

Big Brown
Big Truck
Gayego
Cool Coal Man

greenpeace2 said...

Adriano
Big Brown
Colonel John
Pyro

joanc said...

Nora - no problem about the Oaks - I'm just doing it for fun, too.

As for Big Brown - when they put him on the outside, I expect to see him racing bravely around all others to win by many, many lengths.

Or, maybe not. :)

Melanie said...

Big Truck
Visionaire
Cowboy Cal
Gayego

HT said...

I'm still deciding.

HT said...

court vision colonel john big brown monba

Ben said...

Pyro
Bob Black Jack
Z Humor
Colonel John

woodotter said...

This sounds so fun. Plus I get to show the world that I am an expert... or a fool.

Pyro,
Colonel John
Court Vision
Monba


Mark

Nora said...

Welcome to the contest, Mark!

Chris C. said...

Making a slight change:

Big Brown
Monba
Recapturetheglory
Tale of Ekati

Amy said...

Visionaire
Cowboy Cal
Gayego
Recapturetheglory

Amy said...

Scratch Gayego. Too close to Mel's picks.
Denis of Cork

Nora of the North said...

My picks are:
Monba
Colonel John
Bob Black Jack
Cowboy Cal

Ben said...

Change Z Humer to Big Brown and I am all set:
Pyro
Bob Black Jack
Big Brown
Colonel John

Nora said...

I'm glad you decided to play, Nora North! Good luck to both you and Joan.

D-Man said...

Damon:
Tale of Ekati
Big Truck
Colonel John
Adriano

Sophie:
Z Humor
Denis of Cork
Gayego
Big Brown

Emma:
Anak Nakal
Visionaire
Adriano
Cowboy Cal

D-Man said...

Who else would Conard select? Go Cool Coal Man!

Amy said...

Big Howie:
13
6
18
17

Amy said...

Courtney:
4
7
9
13

Amy said...

Ethan:
7
9
11
15

Amy said...

Howie:
3
5
19
12

Nora said...

Unofficial results puts Amy as the winner with 55 pts
Kara and Chris tied for 2nd with 54
Ben and Joan tied for 3rd with 53

More to come later...

Chris C. said...

f***ing monba

Chris C. said...

If only picking the winner counted for 2 bonus points!

Chris C. said...

That was a real shame about Eight Belles. She ran much better than I expected in such a crowded field. I wonder what causes something like that to happen.

Nora said...

Chris, its pretty harsh knowing that Amy won without even picking the winner and that Monba was the one who screwed you! Maybe Amy will send a Derby glass your way.

Nora said...

I'm guessing it was a fatigue injury. It sort of ruined the Derby for me this year. I can't imagine how devastated the connections of Eight Belles must feel after her great race. She was clearly much the best of the rest of the field.