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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Toga Party - Part Deux

My alma mater didn't have fraternities or sororities, so some of the boys decided to start their own "unofficial" frat house called TKB. They had the letters made up and placed on their "off campus" house as well as t-shirts etc etc. TKB = Tap a Keg of Beer (and mammoth toga parties). Since I was the Anheuser-Busch rep for the college (best college job EVER) I was a popular fellah with the boys from TKB to say the least, as I was key to the K portion of their fraternity.

Anyways, we're a week away from Saratoga's opening day, and we had some fun last year with my made for blog contest with no prizes that we're gonna bring it back and spiff it up a bit. I've broken it down to 5 meet questions, 5 race or raceday specific questions and 5 winners of major stake races. Instead of having to guess who's running in the Travers in July, you can make your selection for the races no later than the Friday before the race. I will have the spreadsheet up and running on the right margin before I leave for opening day. Remember there's no Price is Right rules in effect (you can go over - it's closest to the correct number). Either email me: budmanbflo[at]hotmail.com your selections for the first 10 items and the tiebreaker or leave them in the comment section. So here goes (open to all, we don't discriminate here in Space Land):

Meet questions
1) Leading Trainer
2) # of Wins - Leading Trainer
3) Leading Jockey (wins)
4) # of Wins - Leading Jockey
5) Total turf races for entire meet

Race/Raceday questions
6) Opening day attendance
7) Travers day attendance
8) Wins by #8 horse on 8/8/09
9) $2 Trifecta payout on the Travers
10) $2 Exacta payout on the Woodward

Race Winners
11) Jim Dandy winner
12) Whitney winner
13) Alabama winner
14) Travers winner
15) King's Bishop winner

Tie-breaker
XX) Which jockey will top the jockey earnings for the meet?

Grand Prize (I lied): Graveyard of Champions book by Bill Heller

Defending Champ: Foolish Pleasure

Good luck and I hope you play along....

8 Comments:

teeshirtsoup said...

Personally, I like any post with the words Part Deux" in the title. Did you know that's gay for "Part 2?" I just found that out.

dana said...

If I'm the only one who answers does that mean I win?

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Meet questions
1) Leading Trainer - McPeek
2) # of Wins - Leading Trainer - 18
3) Leading Jockey (wins) - Maragh
4) # of Wins - Leading Jockey - 42
5) Total turf races for entire meet - 89

Race/Raceday questions
6) Opening day attendance - 26,428
7) Travers day attendance - 42,987
8) Wins by #8 horse on 8/8/09 - 2
9) $2 Trifecta payout on the Travers - $826
10) $2 Exacta payout on the Woodward - $376

Race Winners
11) Jim Dandy winner - Kensei
12) Whitney winner - Asiatic Boy
13) Alabama winner - Don't Forget Gil
14) Travers winner - Rachel Alexandra
15) King's Bishop winner - Munnings

Tie-breaker
XX) Which jockey will top the jockey earnings for the meet? - Garcia

EquiSpace said...

dana: have received all entries via email so far and will post them tonight @ midnight.

You don't have to pick the stakes until the Friday before, but I love your prognostication skillz!

Thanks for participating.

dana said...

LOL - they don't call me "Nostradana" for nothing!

bill said...

Here goes:

1) Leading Trainer - McLaughlin
2) # of Wins = 21
3) Leading Jockey (wins) - E Prado
4) # of Wins - Leading Jockey - 43
5) Total turf races for entire meet - 111


6) Opening day attendance - 34,558
7) Travers day attendance - 52,473
8) Wins by #8 horse on 8/8/09 - 0
9) $2 Trifecta payout on the Travers - $97
10) $2 Exacta payout on the Woodward - $28

Will post the rest as entries are in-

Thanks,
Bill

Ernie said...

1. Clemente
2. 17
3. Leparoux
4. 39
5. 99
6. 27,000
7. 49.000
8. 0
9. $125
10. $333
11. Charitable Man
12. It's a Bird
13. Funny Moon
14. Munnings

JB said...

Leading trainer - Pletcher (Wesley Ward for $ w/p/s)
Number of wins - 19
Leading jockey - Garcia (Lezcano for roi)
Number of wins - 42
Turf races - 111
Opening Day - 33,000
Travers Day - 46,000 (50,000 if Rachel runs)
Wins by 8 on 8/8 0
Travers Tri - $152
Woodward Exa - $68

Jim Dandy - Charitable Man
Whitney - Asiatic Boy
Alabama - Funny Moon
Travers - Quality Road
Kings Bishop - Goldolphin entry

Garcia

Handride said...

Meet questions
1) Leading Trainer- Contessa
2) # of Wins - Leading Trainer - 21
3) Leading Jockey (wins)- Garcia
4) # of Wins - Leading Jockey - 42
5) Total turf races for entire meet - 118

Race/Raceday questions
6) Opening day attendance - 31,289
7) Travers day attendance - 64,689
8) Wins by #8 horse on 8/8/09 - 2
9) $2 Trifecta payout on the Travers - $114
10) $2 Exacta payout on the Woodward - 89.40

Race Winners
11) Jim Dandy winner - Charitable Man
12) Whitney winner - Macho Again
13) Alabama winner - Gabby's Golden Gal?
14) Travers winner - Summer Bird
15) King's Bishop winner - Munnings

 

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