2017 TBC Breeders' Cup Pool Contest

Tessablue
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Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:03 am

Thank you IC for organizing this!


Juvenile Fillies Turf
Pool #1
7. Capla Temptress (6-1)

Pool #2
1. Best Performance (12-1)

Pool #3
3. Now You're Talking (30-1)

Dirt Mile

Pool #1
8. Accelerate (7-2)

Pool #2
10. Practical Joke (6-1)

Pool #3
5. Awesome Slew (12-1)

Juvenile Turf

Pool #1
6. Masar (9-2)

Pool #2
8. Voting Control (8-1)

Pool #3
3. Sands of Mali (30-1)

Distaff
Pool #1
2. Stellar Wind (5-2)

Pool #2
6. Forever Unbridled (4-1)

Pool #3
1. Champagne Room (15-1)

Juvenile Fillies
Pool #1
13. Separationofpowers (4-1)
1. Heavenly Love (9-2)
9. Alluring Star (6-1)
Edited before the Classic to say that I clearly screwed up here- my pick was Separationofpowers, I promise (hence why she was my pick in the tournament-style contest as well).

Pool #2
8. Piede Bianchi (15-1)

Pool #3
6. Stainless (20-1)

Turf Sprint
Pool #1
3. Lady Aurelia (5-2)

Pool #2
2. Holding Gold (15-1)

Pool #3
12. Pure Sensation (20-1)

Filly&Mar Sprint
Pool #1
2. Paulassilverlining (8-1)

Pool #2
4. Finest City (12-1)

Pool #3
14. Ami's Mesa (20-1)

Filly&Mare Turf
Pool #1
9. Lady Eli (5-2)

Pool #2
10. Queen's Trust (12-1)

Pool #3
2. Senga (20-1)

Sprint
Pool #1
10. Imperial Hint (9-2)

Pool #2
7. Takaful (5-1)

Pool #3
5. Whitmore (15-1)

Mile
Pool #1
8. Suedois (6-1)

Pool #2
11. Ballagh Rocks (12-1)

Pool #3
4. Lancaster Bomber (20-1)

Juvenile
Pool #1
11. Bolt d’Oro (9-5)

Pool #2
6. Good Magic (8-1)

Pool #3
10. Golden Dragon (30-1)

Turf
Pool #1
5. Ulysses (7-2)
CHANGED to Highland Reel

Pool #2
13. Sadler's Joy (12-1)

Pool #3
9. Seventh Heaven (20-1)

Classic
Pool #1
1. Arrogate (2-1)

Pool #2
6. Mubtaahij (12-1)

Pool #3
9. Gunnevera (30-1)

4 lengths; 2:00 1/5
Last edited by Tessablue on Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:53 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Life At Zen
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Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:06 am

Juvenile Fillies Turf

Pool #1
2. Happily (9-2)

Pool #2
1. Best Performance (12-1)

Pool #3
12. Dixie Moon (20-1)


Dirt Mile

Pool #1
8. Accelerate (7-2)

Pool #2
10. Practical Joke (6-1)

Pool #3
2. Giant Expectations (12-1)


Juvenile Turf

Pool #1
1. Mendelssohn (8-1)

Pool #2
9. Encumbered (15-1)

Pool #3
10. Flameaway (20-1)


Distaff

Pool #1
5. Elate (3-1)

Pool #2
4. Abel Tasman (4-1)

Pool #3
1. Champagne Room (15-1)

Juvenile Fillies

Pool #1
7. Moonshine Memories (7-2)

Pool #2
11. Wonder Gadot (8-1)

Pool #3
6. Stainless (20-1)


Turf Sprint

Pool #1
3. Lady Aurelia (5-2)

Pool #2
11. Bucchero (12-1)

Pool #3
9. Mongolian Saturday (20-1)


Filly & Mare Sprint

Pool #1
11. Unique Bella (9-5)

Pool #2
1. Carina Mia (12-1)

Pool #3
14. Ami's Mesa (20-1)


Filly & Mare Turf

Pool #1
9. Lady Eli (5-2)

Pool #2
10. Queen's Trust (12-1)

Pool #3
2. Senga (20-1)


Sprint

Pool #1
2. Drefong (5-2)

Pool #2
6. Mind Your Biscuits (6-1)

Pool #3
5. Whitmore (15-1)


Mile

Pool #1
12. Roly Poly (6-1)

Pool #2
1. Midnight Storm (15-1)

Pool #3
4. Lancaster Bomber (20-1)


Juvenile

Pool #1
5. Free Drop Billy (5-1)

Pool #2
12. Hollywood Star (15-1)

Pool #3
9. Hazit (20-1)


Turf

Pool #1
5. Ulysses (7-2)

Pool #2
13. Sadler's Joy (12-1)

Pool #3
11. Hunt (15-1)


Classic

Pool #1
5. Gun Runner (9-5)

Pool #2
6. Mubtaahij (12-1)

Pool #3
9. Gunnevera (30-1)
A R R O G A T E
Paradise Woods, Lady Eli, Songbird, Ziconic
Gormley, Royal Mo, Shaman Ghost, Constellation

Once upon a time there was a horse named Kelso.
But only once. ~Joe Hirsch
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Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:52 pm

Juvie Filly Turf:

Pool#1: Rushing Fall
Pool#2: Fatale Bere
Pool#3: Madeline

Dirt Mile:

Pool#1: Sharp Azteca
Pool#2: Cupid
Pool#3: Awesome Slew

Juvie Turf:

Pool#1: Masar
Pool#2: Voting Control
Pool#3: Snapper Sinclair

Distaff:

Pool#1: Stellar Wind
Pool#2: Forever Unbridled
Pool#3: Champagne Room

Juvie Fillies:

Pool#1: Moonshine Memories
Pool#2: Pied Bianchi
Pool#3: Stainless

Turf Sprint:

Pool#1: Lady Aurelia
Pool#2: Holding Gold
Pool#3: Pure Sensation

Filly and Mare Sprint:

Pool#1: Unique Bella
Pool#2: Finest City
Pool#3: Ami's Mesa

Filly and Mare Turf:

Pool#1: Lady Eli
Pool#2: Goodyearforroses
Pool#3: Zipessa

Sprint:

Pool#1: Imperial Hint
Pool#2: American Pastime
Pool#3: Whitmore

Mile:

Pool#1: World Approval
Pool#2: Midnight Storm
Pool#3: Home of the Brave

Juvenile:

Pool#1: Solomini
Pool#2: Good Magic
Pool#3: Hazit

Turf:

Pool#1: Beach Patrol
Pool#2: Talismanic
Pool#3: Bigger Picture

Classic:

Pool#1: Arrogate
Pool#2: Mubtaahij
Pool#3: Gunnevera

Time: 2:00.80 3/4 lengths
aethervox
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Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:21 pm

I'll give it a try...

Juvenile Fillies Turf
Pool #1--11.Rushing Fall
Pool #2--13.Juliet Capulet
Pool #3--3. Now You're Talking

Dirt Mile
Pool #1--6.Mor Spirit
Pool #2--7.Cupid
Pool #3--1.Iron Fist

Juvenile Turf
Pool #1--2.Untamed Domain
Pool #2--8.Voting Control
Pool #3--10.Flameaway

Distaff
Pool #1--5.Elate
Pool #2--4.Abel Tasman
Pool #3--3.Mopotism

Juvenile Fillies
Pool #1--13.Separationofpowers
Pool #2--3.Princess Warrior
Pool #3--2.Tell Your Mama

Turf Sprint
Pool #1--3.Lady Aurelia
Pool #2--10.Hogy
Pool #3--9.Mongolian Saturday

Filly & Mare Sprint
Pool #1--11.Unique Bella
Pool #2--1.Carina Mia
Pool #3--3.Curlin's Approval

Filly & Mare Turf
Pool #1--9.Lady Eli
Pool #2--14.Rhododendron
Pool #3--3.Birdie Gold

Sprint
Pool #1--2.Drefong
Pool #2--6.Mind Your Biscuits
Pool #3--1.Calculator

Mile
Pool #1--12.Roly Poly
Pool #2--1.Midnight Storm
Pool #3--4.Lancaster Bomber

Juvenile
Pool #1--11.Bolt d’Oro
Pool #2--1.U S Navy Flag
Pool #3--7.The Tabulator

Turf
Pool #1--3.Highland Reel
Pool #2--1.Talismanic
Pool #3--11.Hunt

Classic
Pool #1--8.West Coast
Pool #2--7.Churchill
Pool #3--4.War Story

2:02.8
1 length
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Kurenai
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Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:24 pm

Bear with me, some picks are just at random cause I don't know the horses (Juvenile Turf etc). :lol:

Juvenile Filly Turf:
2. Happily (9-2)
13. Juliet Capulet (12-1)
3. Now You're Talking (30-1)

Dirt Mile

6. Mor Spirit (3-1)
7. Cupid (8-1)
4. Gato Del Oro (30-1)

Juvenile Turf

1. Mendelssohn (8-1)
8. Voting Control (8-1)
10. Flameaway (20-1)

Distaff

2. Stellar Wind (5-2)
6. Forever Unbridled (4-1)
1. Champagne Room (15-1)


Juvenile Fillies

7. Moonshine Memories (7-2)
3. Princess Warrior (12-1)
10. Maya Malibu (20-1)


Turf Sprint

3. Lady Aurelia (5-2)
4. Stormy Liberal (12-1)
9. Mongolian Saturday (20-1)


Filly & Mare Sprint

11. Unique Bella (9-5)
1. Carina Mia (12-1)
3. Curlin's Approval (20-1)


Filly & Mare Turf

9. Lady Eli (5-2)
1. War Flag (12-1)
4. Zipessa (20-1)

Sprint

2. Drefong (5-2)
6. Mind Your Biscuits (6-1)
5. Whitmore (15-1)

Mile

5. World Approval (9-2)
1. Midnight Storm (15-1)
7. Om (20-1)


Juvenile

11. Bolt d’Oro (9-5)
12. Hollywood Star (15-1)
8. Bahamian (30-1)


Turf

14. Oscar Performance (10-1)
13. Sadler's Joy (12-1)
8. Bigger Picture (15-1)


Classic

1. Arrogate (2-1)
6. Mubtaahij (12-1)
4. War Story (30-1)

2:01:20 - 1 length
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Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:19 pm

Juvenile Fillies Turf
Pool #1 Rushing Fall
Pool #2 Juliet Capulet
Pool #3 Dixie Moon

Dirt Mile
Pool #1 Sharp Azteca
Pool #2 Practical Joke
Pool #3 Awesome Slew

Juvenile Turf
Pool #1 James Garfield
Pool #2 My Boy Jack
Pool #3 Flameaway

Distaff
Pool #1 Stellar Wind
Pool #2 Forever Unbridled
Pool #3 Champagne Room

Juvenile Fillies
Pool #1 Moonshine Memories
Pool #2 Wonder Gadot
Pool #3 Blonde Bomber

Turf Sprint
Pool #1 Disco Partner
Pool #2 Bucchero
Pool #3. Pure Sensation

Filly & Mare Sprint
Pool #1 Unique Bella
Pool #2 Carina Mia
Pool #3 Curlin's Approval

Filly & Mare Turf
Pool #1 Lady Eli
Pool #2 War Flag
Pool #3 Nezwaah

Sprint
Pool #1 Drefong
Pool #2 Takaful
Pool #3 Whitmore

Mile
Pool #1 Ribchester
Pool #2 Blackjackcat
Pool #3 Lancaster Bomber

Juvenile
Pool #1 Solomini
Pool #2 Hollywood Star
Pool #3 The Tabulator

Turf
Pool #1 Highland Reel (EDITED AFTER SCRATCH OF ULYSSES)
Pool #2 Decorated Knight
Pool #3 Itsinthepost

Classic
Pool #1 Arrogate
Pool #2 Mubtaahij
Pool #3 War Decree

Tiebraker: 1:59.35 1.5 lengths
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Treve
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Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:06 pm

Ulysses has been scratched from the Turf. As he was my pick for Pool 1 I've switched him out with Highland Reel. (Just a heads up in case anyone else wants to edit)
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sparrow Castle
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Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:25 pm

He was mine too and I also am switching Ulysses to 3. Highland Reel (5-1).
Insane Crazy, Do you want us to edit our original post or do a new post with the substitution?
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Life At Zen
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Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:54 pm

I will also switch him to Highland Reel.

Also add in my tiebreaker:

2 lengths, 2:00 flat
A R R O G A T E
Paradise Woods, Lady Eli, Songbird, Ziconic
Gormley, Royal Mo, Shaman Ghost, Constellation

Once upon a time there was a horse named Kelso.
But only once. ~Joe Hirsch
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Insane Crazy
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Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:10 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:He was mine too and I also am switching Ulysses to 3. Highland Reel (5-1).
Insane Crazy, Do you want us to edit our original post or do a new post with the substitution?
Go ahead and edit your post with a note, if you can! However, Tessablue and I will try to scan the later posts to see any late adds.
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
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Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:18 pm

Edit away, we trust you all! Just please don't take advantage of it :D
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:14 am

Tessablue wrote:Edit away, we trust you all! Just please don't take advantage of it :D
Cross my heart!
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:48 am

For whatever reason- won't let me edit on the iPad
Please replace Ulysses for Highland Reel in the Turf, thanks!
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Insane Crazy
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:25 am

I'm lazy, so here's my Saturday picks in a new post! Literally going in blind on this. I actually did some looking and edited my Friday picks before the races....and then my original name-based selections did better. SIGH.

Juvenile Fillies
Pool #1
1. Heavenly Love (9-2)

Pool #2
11. Wonder Gadot (8-1)

Pool #3
5. Blonde Bomber (20-1)

Turf Sprint
Pool #1
3. Lady Aurelia (5-2)

Pool #2
4. Stormy Liberal (12-1)

Pool #3
9. Mongolian Saturday (20-1)

Filly & Mare Sprint
Pool #1
11. Unique Bella (9-5)

Pool #2
1. Carina Mia (12-1)

Pool #3
3. Curlin's Approval (20-1)

Filly & Mare Turf
Pool #1
9. Lady Eli (5-2)

Pool #2
12. Avenge (8-1)

Pool #3
11. Nezwaah (20-1)

Sprint
Pool #1
10. Imperial Hint (CHANGE @ 3 MTP)

Pool #2
6. Mind Your Biscuits (6-1)

Pool #3
1. Calculator (20-1)

Mile
Pool #1
5. World Approval (9-2)

Pool #2
1. Midnight Storm (15-1)

Pool #3
7. Om (20-1)

Juvenile
Pool #1
11. Bolt d’Oro (9-5)

Pool #2
6. Good Magic (8-1)

Pool #3
8. Bahamian (30-1)

Turf
Pool #1
3. Highland Reel (5-1)

Pool #2
1. Talismanic (15-1)

Pool #3
6. Cliffs of Moher (20-1)

Classic
Pool #1
5. Gun Runner (9-5)

Pool #2
6. Mubtaahij (12-1)

Pool #3
9. Gunnevera (30-1)
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:01 pm

And here are the results! The usual disclaimer: please check your numbers if you're wondering at all, because we are humans and always liable for error.

Congrats to BALLERINA for taking the win this year. And after insisting she'd make a fool of herself! Are you ready to rumble, Bal? ;)

I've never picked a real-life money-winning horse in my life, but apparently I THRIVE at this format for BC betting. Oy.

Ballerina 280
Insane Crazy 252
Slewobarney 228
starrydream 226
Afrashad 211
Horsebagger 201
Honor Code 197
PJMIII 196
Treve 191
aethervox 188
bare it all 178
Sparrow Castle 178
Tessablue 175
Diver52 164
middleground 164
Life at Zen 161
Kurenai 151
Kennedy 149
Dusty 149
Forry Cow How 146
serenassong 120

A fun stat: The closest chosen time on the tiebreaker was Kurenai, with 2:01:20. The closest final margin was Horsebagger with 2 1/2 lengths.

Not to brag (lolol), but my example time and margin from the first post -- 2 lengths, 2:01.16 -- wasn't too shabby. I forgot to do an actual one in my posts, but....shhhh. ;)
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:16 pm

Insane Crazy wrote:And here are the results! The usual disclaimer: please check your numbers if you're wondering at all, because we are humans and always liable for error.

Congrats to BALLERINA for taking the win this year. And after insisting she'd make a fool of herself! Are you ready to rumble, Bal? ;)

I've never picked a real-life money-winning horse in my life, but apparently I THRIVE at this format for BC betting. Oy.

Ballerina 280
Insane Crazy 252
Slewobarney 228
starrydream 226
Afrashad 211
Horsebagger 201
Honor Code 197
PJMIII 196
Treve 191
aethervox 188
bare it all 178
Sparrow Castle 178
Tessablue 175
Diver52 164
middleground 164
Life at Zen 161
Kurenai 151
Kennedy 149
Dusty 149
Forry Cow How 146
serenassong 120

A fun stat: The closest chosen time on the tiebreaker was Kurenai, with 2:01:20. The closest final margin was Horsebagger with 2 1/2 lengths.

Not to brag (lolol), but my example time and margin from the first post -- 2 lengths, 2:01.16 -- wasn't too shabby. I forgot to do an actual one in my posts, but....shhhh. ;)
Thank you. It must have been a lot of hard work figuring out the results. Actually, I'm pretty proud of my tiebreaker as well. 2:01.12 and 3 lengths. The Gun's final time and # of lengths was 2:01.29 and 2-1/4 lengths. It was fun. I did a contest over on FB. I had a bunch of prizes. I played just for the fun - all I managed was 3rd place. LOL! My boy Gun Runner wins and I win this contest. I'm on a roll with butter. Hope the streak lasts.
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:25 pm

Ooops I just noticed that Gunnevera dead-heated for fifth, so everyone who had Gunnevera is down one point. Don't think that will make a difference. Congrats Ballerina on the win, and thanks to everyone who participated!
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:43 pm

Thank you IC for putting on this super contest and Congrats Bal for your fine win. Well done! Thank you to all those who provided their handicapping insight and equine knowledge. And, thank you all for making this a terrific board!
Best, slewob
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:51 pm

Congrats Ballerina!
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:46 pm

THANK YOU for the contest Insane Crazy! AND CONGRATS Ballerina :D
May they run with the WIND
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