Saturday, May 7, 2016

OMG, He WON! WE Won! Nyquist just won the Kentucky Derby!!!!!


The STILL undefeated Nyquist JUST WON THE DERBY!!!  Wooo hooo!

Oh my God, SO proud of him - GREAT job, Mario! Great job Doug!

PS - OMG, were my intuitions yesterday on the money, after all?!?  

You can see the intuitions I posted from last night's post, 2 posts below (unaltered) - but again, they were: 

Clue #1 was: 
"Ny Will Tie"
Edited/Update: I originally posted here that Nyquist tied Funny Cide's track time because two separate news sources initially reported this earlier, right after the race (I even read them aloud to Mark before I posted) - however, these reports were incorrect - so the meaning of this "clue" intuition is still a mystery :)
Clues #2 and 3 were:
"Sounds like Weimereiner when spoken too quickly"...

 "Crimson in third"

 It was  "Gunrunner"  - he came in third place or "Show" - in crimson silks!!!!
Clue #4 was:
A visual image of green and white silks.
Coming in second place or "Place" was Exaggerator - in green and white silks!

However, when I bet,  I did end up choosing Mor Spirit for the "green and white silks" clue, rather Exaggerator - so I didn't hit the Trifecta,  I only got 2/3 on the actual bet.

BUT - we also placed a single larger bet on Nyquist to win and won AND we placed a single "show" bet on Exaggerator,  just in case we were wrong about the green and white silks being Mor Spirit!!!

(A "show" bet means if that horse comes in in either the Win, Place or Show positions, you still win).

 If I had chosen the correct "green and white silks" on the first bet, I would've literally hit the Trifecta and we would've won a couple of thousand!

Oh well, we're happy even if to break even, but we actually made a profit this time!:)

Lyrics from the song we've chosen as Nyquist's song (on autoplay) from previous post:  "Just Like Fire" (Pink)

"If I can light the world up for just one day
Watch this madness, colorful charade
No one can be just like me any way"

"Just like magic, I'll be flying free
I'mma disappear when they come for me
I kick that ceiling, what you gonna say?
No one can be just like me any way..."

"Just like fire, fire, fire
Running, running, running
We can get 'em running, running, running

"So I can get it running
Just cause nobody's done it
Y'all don't think I can run it
But look, I've been here, I've done it
Impossible? Please
Watch, I do it with ease
You just gotta believe
Come on, come on with me"

PS - Congratulations to Steve H, who interpreted the "clues" correctly (better than I did) and just let us know he hit the Trifecta based on them!!! 

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