2021 Horse Racing Thread

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Kentucky Derby is today! I haven't paid any attention to racing in a year (though generally all I watch anyways it's the triple crown races and the Travers).

I did buy some mint last night.

Who you got?
 

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Racing actually got me through a lot of 2020 when it was the only thing happening.

I havent researched this race at all. It feels really muted relative to other post pandemic events.
 

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Kentucky Derby is today! I haven't paid any attention to racing in a year (though generally all I watch anyways it's the triple crown races and the Travers).

I did buy some mint last night.

Who you got?
I assume you already have the bourbon in the house?

If I was forced to bet at knifepoint, I would go:

Win: Midnight Bourbon
Place: Bourbonic
Show: Medina Spirit
 

Ale Xander

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I assume you already have the bourbon in the house?

If I was forced to bet at knifepoint, I would go:

Win: Midnight Bourbon
Place: Bourbonic
Show: Medina Spirit
Baffert is a beast
Never underestimate him
wire to wire
 

Time to Mo Vaughn

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That was one of the most fun Kentucky Derbies in years. Wire to wire winner that wasn't the all out favorite, yet 4 horses within one length at the finish.
 

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I know absolutely nothing about horse racing, but I heard Andy Beyer (former Washington Post horse racing writer) suggest Medina Spirit yesterday as a potential long-shot winner, so I figured, what the hell, and put $100 on him to win. My first and only bet on a horse in my life.
 
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And Medina Spirit failed it’s drug test, has elevated levels of betamethasone.

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/05/09/sport/medina-spirit-betamethasone-bob-baffert/index.html
Medina Spirit just released a statement where he said, "Let me start by telling you this: I have never used steroids. Period. I don't know how to say it any more clearly than that. Never. Neigh." He claims that if the test really was positive, it must be because someone may have put the substance in question in his feedbag without him knowing.
 

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Medina Spirit just released a statement where he said, "Let me start by telling you this: I have never used steroids. Period. I don't know how to say it any more clearly than that. Never. Neigh." He claims that if the test really was positive, it must be because someone may have put the substance in question in his feedbag without him knowing.
The Racing Commission raided his stable and found an oil painting of his head on A-Rod’s body
 

Time to Mo Vaughn

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I didn't make any bets on the race but have a morbid curiosity how this works now. I imagine all these bets have already been paid out, if I bet on the second horse or was the place horse at the derby I'd be pretty pissed. There's many millions of dollars at stake here.
 

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I didn't make any bets on the race but have a morbid curiosity how this works now. I imagine all these bets have already been paid out, if I bet on the second horse or was the place horse at the derby I'd be pretty pissed. There's many millions of dollars at stake here.
The betting results are Official once that “Official” light comes on so even if you are holding a winning ticket today it will remain valid regardless. If the findings on the second test confirm the first then the horses win will be invalidated and Mandaloun will be declared the winner and the purses will be adjusted accordingly.
 

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I went to a friend's for the Derby. After telling the hostess I put a bet in with the Twin Spires app she asked if I could put in a $20 show bet on Medina Spirit. I said sure but if you want to make some money bet $20 to win or maybe 10 W 5 PS. She liked that and wound up winning $160. When she heard the news Sunday morning she asked if she had to give the money back..