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#622662 - Fri May 06 2011 06:59 AM Re: Kentucky Derby => Sat 7th May
BxBarracuda Offline
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FYI - It has been reported that Uncle Mo has been scratched and will not run in the Kentucky Derby. This news was somewhat expected due to a lingering gastrointestinal tract infection Uncle Mo has had.

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#622676 - Fri May 06 2011 08:36 AM Re: Kentucky Derby => Sat 7th May
szabs Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
Posts: 14745
Loc: Mijas, MalagaSpain
1. Dialed In
2. Nehro
3. Archarcharch
4. Mucho macho man
5. Animal Kingdom
6. Twinspired
7. Soldat
8. Shackleford
9. Midnight Interlude
10. Master of Hounds

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#622711 - Fri May 06 2011 11:34 AM Re: Kentucky Derby => Sat 7th May
illiniman14 Offline
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Posts: 4968
Loc: Illinois, USA
Nevermind, somebody else reported it


Edited by illiniman14 (Fri May 06 2011 11:35 AM)

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#622813 - Fri May 06 2011 07:16 PM Re: Kentucky Derby => Sat 7th May
themonarch Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 09 2007
Posts: 826
Loc: Southeastern ConnecticutUSA
1. Twice the Appeal
2. Soldat
3. Midnight Interlude
4. Dialed In
5. Stay Thirsty
6. Archarcharch
7. Comma to the Top
8. Pants on Fire
9. Shakleford
10. Mucho Macho Man
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#622846 - Fri May 06 2011 11:21 PM Re: Kentucky Derby => Sat 7th May
illiniman14 Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
Posts: 4968
Loc: Illinois, USA
1. Midnight Interlude
2. Dialed In
3. Shackleford
4. Archarcharch
5. Mucho Macho Man
6. Nehro
7. Derby Kitten
8. Soldat
9. Twice the Appeal
10. Stay Thirsty

In case there are any more scratches, alternates are:
11. Animal Kingdom
12. Pants on Fire


Edited by illiniman14 (Sat May 07 2011 12:24 AM)

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#622979 - Sat May 07 2011 11:54 AM Re: Kentucky Derby => Sat 7th May
KrivoyRog Offline
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Posts: 2168
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1 soldat
2 midnight interlude
3 comma to the top
4 nehro
5 archarcharch
6 twice the appeal
7 dialled in
8 watch me go
9 derby kitten
10 santiva
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#623056 - Sat May 07 2011 03:47 PM Re: Kentucky Derby => Sat 7th May
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Posts: 4515
Loc: Texas USA
The Horsey Race at Churchhill Downs.

1. Nehro
2. Twice the Appeal
3. Dialed In
4. Midnight Interlude
5. Mucho Macho Man
6. Stay Thirsty
7. Archarcharch
8. Animal Kingdom
9. Soldat
10. Santiva
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#623108 - Sat May 07 2011 04:56 PM Re: Kentucky Derby => Sat 7th May
gtho4 Offline
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Posts: 54084
Loc: Sydney
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Los Angeles TImes
    Animal Kingdom captures 137th Kentucky Derby
    John Velazquez picked up mount on Friday and roars to victory


    LOUISVILLE, KY. In his first race on a dirt surface, Animal Kingdom roared from the back of the pack to capture the 137th Kentucky Derby today at Churchill Downs.

    A 20-1 choice ridden by John Velazquez, who lost his ride on Uncle Mo Friday when the horse was scratched, Animal Kingdom chased down Shackleford, who led almost the entire race. Animal Kingdom is trained by Graham Motion, who is based in Fair Hill, Md. Nehro also made a run, but finished second. Mucho Macho Man was third. Shackleford faded to fourth.

    The largest crowd in the history of the event, 164,858, packed Churchill Downs to watch as the best 3-year-olds in the world competed for the blanket of roses. Despite the fact that the race didn't have an overwhelming favorite, it had no shortage of compelling story lines.
http://www.latimes.com/sports/bs-sp-derby-web-0507,0,1085228.story

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#623119 - Sat May 07 2011 05:28 PM Re: Kentucky Derby => Sat 7th May
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 54084
Loc: Sydney
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Kentucky Derby 2011: Animal Kingdom Wins 137th Running Of The Roses

Quote:
You already know that Animal Kingdom won the 2011 Kentucky Derby. But here are the official Kentucky Derby results behind Animal Kingdom, who won in 2:02:04 after storming from the middle of the pack down the stretch. Animal Kingdom's win, combined with Nehro's place and Mucho Macho Man's show, would have made you a lot of money as a trifecta; check the full 2011 Kentucky Derby payouts for more.

1.Animal Kingdom
2.Nehro
3.Mucho Macho Man
4.Shackleford
5.Master of Hounds
6.Santiva
7.Brilliant Speed
8.Dialed In
9.Pants on Fire
10.Twice the Appeal
11.Soldat
12.Stay Thirsty
13.Derby Kitten
14.Decisive Moment
15.Archarcharch
16.Midnight Interlude
17.Twinspired
18.Watch Me Go
19.Comma to the Top

Animal Kingdom's victory is the first Kentucky Derby victory for his trainer, Barry Irwin.

http://www.sbnation.com/2011/5/1/2147520/kentucky-derby-2011-contenders-uncle-mo-dialed-in

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#623145 - Sun May 08 2011 12:26 AM Re: Kentucky Derby => Sat 7th May
dg_dave Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
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Originally Posted By: gtho4
One site says the post positions are announced at 12 noon ET on Wed 4th May and this one says it's at 4:45 pm ET Wed 4th May. It doesn't matter which one is correct, we'll both be in la-la land!


You mean you're not awake at 2am or 6:45am local time? wink
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#623156 - Sun May 08 2011 01:21 AM Results & Standings .. Kentucky Derby
gtho4 Offline
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Posts: 54084
Loc: Sydney
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137th Kentucky Derby


Results
    1st : Animal Kingdon 10 pts
    2nd : Nehro 6 pts
    3rd : Mucho Macho Man 3 pts
    4th : Shackleford 2 pts
    5th : Master of Hounds 1 pt
    6th : Santiva
    7th : Brilliant Speed
    8th : Dialed In
    9th : Pants on Firel
    10th: Twice The Appeal
Standings
    Kentucky Derby

    F tie-breaker
    first five 1 2 3 4 5 pts
    1. gtho4 10 6 3 2 1 22 6 2nd
    2. szabs 10 6 3 2 1 22 6 5th
    3. Nightmare 10 6 3 19 5
    4. paper_aero 6 3 2 1 12 6 3rd
    5. Sypher 6 3 2 1 12 5 6th
    6. rxbigdawg 6 3 2 11 5 2nd 4th
    7. srini701 6 3 2 11 5 2nd 6th
    8. George95 6 3 2 11 4 2nd 7th
    9. BxBarracuda 6 3 2 11 5 3rd
    10 N-Bomb 6 3 2 11 6 4th
    11 illiniman14 6 3 2 11 5 6th
    12 LeoDaVinci 6 3 2 11 5 8th
    13 ozzz2002 6 3 9 5
    14 KrivoyRog 6 6 4
    15 themonarch 3 2 5 6


    F = how many of the 10 picks finished in the first 10 placings
  • the 9th running of the Kentucky Derby tipping comp saw 15 runners line-up at the barriers .. the 2nd biggest field in those 9 years. The record line-up is the 18 who rolled up back in 2009.
  • the 137th running of the Run For The Roses saw Animal Kingdom (20-1) come out of nowhere half way down the straight to win in a boilover. It was a 30-1 shot when the barrier positions were announced on Wednesday.
  • the three medallists were the only players to have Animal Kingdom in amongst their 10 picks.
  • two players had the first five past their post in their picks .. which gave us a dead-heat out front.
  • gtho4 beat szabs on a countback .. he had Animal Kingdom as his #2 pick vs. a #5 pick by szabs.
  • Nightmare collected bronze .. he was the other player with Animal Kingdom in his 10 picks.
  • tie-breakers were required for all positions from 4th through to 12th .. two tie-breakers were required for 6th-7th-8th.
  • KrivoyRog has the honour of choosing the last two horses to cross the finish; in amongst his 10 picks.
  • the 3rd leg of the FT Triple Crown is the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday in November.
  • no one has won the FT Triple Crown, and only one person has gone close with 2 of the 3 legs .. szabs won the Kentucky Derby and Melbourne Cup back in 2009.
  • szabs almost became the 1st *and* 2nd second person to win two legs, as she won the Grand National last month.
Congratulations to our three winners!
and cya'all at Flemington Racecourse for the 151st running of the Melbourne Cup.

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#623159 - Sun May 08 2011 02:45 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Kentucky Derby
ozzz2002 Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 03 2001
Posts: 20812
Loc: Sydney<BR>NSW Australia
Nice writeup, mate, and nice win, too. Congrats to szabs, too- she seems to be good at this stuff. smile Also, well done to my Texan mate!
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#623174 - Sun May 08 2011 05:44 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Kentucky Derby
szabs Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
Posts: 14745
Loc: Mijas, MalagaSpain
Congrats George that was a real close call grin, congrats to Nightmare as well for joining us on the podium. Once again thanks George for running this competition and your writeups are fabulous smilee.

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#623178 - Sun May 08 2011 06:38 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Kentucky Derby
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Registered: Thu Nov 29 2007
Posts: 308
Loc: Atlanta GeorgiaUSA
Congrats on the win and thanks for the great proctoring!
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