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    2012 Smarty Jones Stakes

    My fellow equestrians,

    You are cordially invited to participate in the 2012 edition of TAT's Smarty Jones Stakes!

    At the onset of this contest, we will give each participant $10,000 to spend as he or she sees fit. Bets will be placed by players before each of the three triple crown races, as soon as odds are posted. You may bet as little or as much of your money as you wish on each race, betting on as many or as few horses as you like.

    A horse selected that wins will pay out in full. A horse that comes in second will pay out half, and a horse that comes in third will pay out a quarter. There will be no exactas or trifectas or any of that silliness.

    We look forward to seeing all of you on the tracks, as this contest trots along.

    Stay tuned for the specific details, but picks will be due before the start of the race on Saturday, May 5.

    If you would like to start scouting your selections, feel free to visit http://www.kentuckyderby.com/

    Scoring will work as it should this year, making it so you cannot lose money while a horse of yours still places. For example, betting $1000 a horse with 2/1 odds that comes in second will pay $2000 back.
    Go Pack Go!

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    Re: 2012 Smarty Jones Stakes

    Oh Grigor. You silly man.

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    Early Kentucky Derby odds from Kentuckyderby.info:

    Alpha 14/1
    Bodemeister 5/1
    Creative Cause 12/1
    Daddy Long Legs 35/1
    Daddy Nose Best 20/1
    Done Talking 30/1
    Dullahan 10/1
    El Padrino 16/1
    Gemologist 7/1
    Hansen 14/1
    Hero of Order 85/1
    I'll Have Another 16/1
    Liaison 35/1
    Mark Valeski 25/1
    Optimizer 85/1
    Prospective 50/1
    Rousing Sermon 45/1
    Sabercat 35/1
    Take Charge Indy 16/1
    Trinniberg 50/1
    Union Rags 5/1
    Went The Day Well 20/1
    Go Pack Go!

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    Re: 2012 Smarty Jones Stakes

    Yay.
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    Re: 2012 Smarty Jones Stakes

    I've actually heard of Take Charge Indy.

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    Re: 2012 Smarty Jones Stakes

    Hansen is quite possibly the most beautiful thoroughbred I've ever seen. He's not just gray, he's almost white!

    Next question: How is Ramon Dominguez going to ride two horses in the same race (Alpha and Hansen)?
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    Kentucky Derby Morning Line (These odds will be used for the contest and are listed in post position order):
    Daddy Long Legs: 30/1
    Optimizer: 50/1
    Take Charge Indy: 15/1
    Union Rags: 9/2
    Dullahan: 8/1
    Bodemeister: 4/1
    Rousing Sermon: 50/1
    Creative Cause: 12/1
    Trinniberg: 50/1
    Daddy Nose Best: 15/1
    Alpha: 15/1
    Prospective: 20/1
    Went the Day Well: 20/1
    Hansen: 10/1
    Gemologist: 6/1
    El Padrino: 20/1
    Done Talking: 50/1
    Sabercat: 30/1
    I'll Have Another: 12/1
    Liaison: 50/1
    Go Pack Go!

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    I'll start.

    The Kentucky Derby:
    Daddy Knows Best - $1000
    Daddy Long Legs - $750
    El Padrino - $750
    Alpha - $500
    Liaison - $500
    Rousing Sermon - $500
    Creative Cause - $250
    Done Talking - $250
    Hansen - $250
    Prospective - $250

    Total: $5000

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    Re: 2012 Smarty Jones Stakes

    Creative Cause: $1500
    I'll Have Another: $1000
    Union Rags: $1500
    Bodemeister: $1000
    Dullahan: $1500
    Gemologist: $1750
    Take Charge Indy: $1750
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    Re: 2012 Smarty Jones Stakes

    Bodemeister $1,000
    Optimizer $400
    Rousing Sermon $400
    Trinniberg $400
    Done Talking $400
    Liaison $400
    I'll Have Another $300
    Oh Grigor. You silly man.

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    Union Rags: $1000
    Hansen: $2500
    Gemologist: $4500
    El Padrino: $2000

    I'm ready to be out after the Derby!
    Go Pack Go!

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    Re: 2012 Smarty Jones Stakes

    Quote Originally Posted by Togtdyalttai View Post
    Union Rags: $1000
    Hansen: $2500
    Gemologist: $4500
    El Padrino: $2000

    I'm ready to be out after the Derby!
    Wow. You and Dry.
    Oh Grigor. You silly man.

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    Go big or go home

    5000 on Bodemeister
    5000 on El Padrino
    It's hard out here for a Zuz.

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    Re: 2012 Smarty Jones Stakes

    Enlisted the girls to help (hence me picking both "Daddy" horses)

    $2,000 - Take Charge Indy
    $2,000 - I'll Have Another
    $1,000 - Liaison
    $1,000 - El Padrino
    $1,000 - Daddy Long Legs
    $1,000 - Daddy Nose Best
    $1,000 - Bodemister

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    Tog hasn't put me in the scoreboard yet because he KNOWS I'm going to change my allocations. Smart boy.
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