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    Horse racing will be in the spotlight this weekend when Churchill Downs presents the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby.

    Last year, a record $207.5 million was bet on the Derby Day card with the Derby itself handling $137.8 million, counting all exotics closing out in the Derby.

    Always Dreaming won last year's Kentucky Derby at odds of 9/2, extending the streak of winning race favorites to five years.

    This is a 15-race contest for $500.

    Five races on Derby Day, five races on Preakness Day and five races on Belmont Stakes Day.

    Here's our Triple Crown contest format
    : Each contestant will submit a selection in each of the four races (races 8-11) leading up to the Kentucky Derby. The fifth and final leg of the contest will be the Kentucky Derby (Post time at 6:50 p.m. ET). Alternate selections will be accepted if the contestant fears a scratched horse and in the case there is no alternate selection submitted, the contestant will default to the race favorite. A mythical $2 win, $2 place and $2 show wager will be assigned to each selection and the contestant with the largest bankroll at the end of the five-race series will be declared the winner of the first leg of the contest. We will repeat the process for the Preakness card and Belmont Stakes card over the next five weeks.

    In sum: This is a 15-race contest for $500.

    Five races on Derby Day, five races on Preakness Day and five races on Belmont Stakes Day.

    Field size: 50 EOG contributors (First come, first serve)

    Prize money
    : $500 will be awarded to the contestant who posts the largest composite bankroll after all three Triple Crown races are complete (The Preakness takes place May 19 and the Belmont Stakes will be contested June 9.)

    Bonus money
    : $5,000 will be awarded to the ace handicapper who wins all three individual legs, sweeping the Triple Crown.

    Contestants will submit their selections in this thread.

    Contest window opens Tuesday at noon ET and closes when the horses break from the gate in the first contest race.

  • #2
    Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

    To be clear, here are the five contest races for Saturday, May 5, the first of a three-leg contest:

    Race 8 2:45pm WPS EX DD P3 P5
    Race 9 3:37pm WPS EX DD P3 P4
    Race 10 4:28pm WPS EX DD P3 P5
    Race 11 5:25pm WPS EX DD P3 P4 (Old Forester Turf Classic)
    Race 12 6:50pm WPS EX DD P3 SH5 (Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve)


    All times are ET.

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    • #3
      Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

      Do this is two separate contests!? 5 races Derby Day & Triple Crown races? First paragraph says winner awarded after 5 races complete then we're into TC races ending with Belmont.
      The art of learning is learning who to ignore ~LeAnn Rimes

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      • #4
        Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

        Originally posted by Heim View Post
        Do this is two separate contests!? 5 races Derby Day & Triple Crown races? First paragraph says winner awarded after 5 races complete then we're into TC races ending with Belmont.

        Trying to clean up the verbiage now.

        Just one contest with two payoff structures, Heim.


        Prize money: $500 will be awarded to the contestant who posts the largest composite bankroll after all three Triple Crown races are complete (The Preakness takes place May 19 and the Belmont Stakes will be contested June 9.)

        Bonus money:
        $5,000 will be awarded to the ace handicapper who wins all three individual contests, sweeping the Triple Crown.

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        • #5
          Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

          Originally posted by John Kelly View Post
          To be clear, here are the five contest races for Saturday, May 5, the first of a three-leg contest:

          Race 8 2:45pm WPS EX DD P3 P5
          Race 9 3:37pm WPS EX DD P3 P4
          Race 10 4:28pm WPS EX DD P3 P5
          Race 11 5:25pm WPS EX DD P3 P4 (Old Forester Turf Classic)
          Race 12 6:50pm WPS EX DD P3 SH5 (Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve)


          All times are ET.

          Can you post those those five races from the Racing Form in this thread?
          Everyone dies......but not everyone lives.....

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          • #6
            Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

            Will there be 3 contest payoffs of $500. each after the Derby,Preakness,and Belmont,or only 1 covering May 5th thru 6/9,plus a possible bonus?
            Can we win after selecting the 5 this Saturday,or will it be after 7 races,or 15...

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            • #7
              Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

              Originally posted by scrimmage View Post
              Will there be 3 contest payoffs of $500. each after the Derby,Preakness,and Belmont,or only 1 covering May 5th thru 6/9,plus a possible bonus?
              Can we win after selecting the 5 this Saturday,or will it be after 7 races,or 15...

              This is a 15-race contest for $500.

              Five races on Derby Day, five races on Preakness Day and five races on Belmont Stakes Day.

              The $5,000 bonus is awarded only if a contestant sweeps all three legs of the contest.

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              • #8
                Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                Originally posted by Viejo Dinosaur View Post
                Can you post those those five races from the Racing Form in this thread?

                Yes.

                Paging RAININTHREES...

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                • #9
                  Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                  I'll be in
                  The less you bet, the more you lose when you win.

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                  • #10
                    Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                    Past performances should NOT be posted. That is on the player, IMO.

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                    • #11
                      Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                      Originally posted by Valuist View Post
                      Past performances should NOT be posted. That is on the player, IMO.

                      Hmmm...

                      Interesting.

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                      • #12
                        Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                        Originally posted by John Kelly View Post
                        Hmmm...

                        Interesting.
                        For Derby day? I can't imagine someone betting and not having past performances. So many big fields of good horses. I just printed out pps for Oaks day. Another great card.

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                        • #13
                          Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                          Originally posted by John Kelly View Post
                          This is a 15-race contest for $500.

                          Five races on Derby Day, five races on Preakness Day and five races on Belmont Stakes Day.

                          The $5,000 bonus is awarded only if a contestant sweeps all three legs of the contest.
                          JK;
                          No chance at tweaking the payouts a bit,so there's an award for top finish each of the 3 TC days?
                          Maybe reduce the bonus to 2 K,and add a $200. prize for Derby and Preakness day 1st place,and a larger reward for top contest player overall.
                          Raw odds of hitting the bonus could be as high as 20,000/1,better chance of anyone having a good day than 3 of them.

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                          • #14
                            Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                            Originally posted by scrimmage View Post
                            JK;
                            No chance at tweaking the payouts a bit,so there's an award for top finish each of the 3 TC days?
                            Maybe reduce the bonus to 2 K,and add a $200. prize for Derby and Preakness day 1st place,and a larger reward for top contest player overall.
                            Raw odds of hitting the bonus could be as high as 20,000/1,better chance of anyone having a good day than 3 of them.
                            We will go with this payoff structure this year and adopt your idea next year.

                            Thanks SCRIMMAGE.

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                            • #15
                              Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                              It's worded a little ambiguous, probably the only rule that needs to be clarified is whether losses count against your bankroll.
                              Any contributions greatly appreciated
                              http://fullertoncares.com/
                              http://www.sctbrescue.org/

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                              • #16
                                Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                Originally posted by Valuist View Post
                                Past performances should NOT be posted. That is on the player, IMO.
                                WOW....glad the contest is not for a grand.....asked because I am out of the country.....
                                Everyone dies......but not everyone lives.....

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                                • #17
                                  Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                  Originally posted by 2W2P2S View Post
                                  It's worded a little ambiguous, probably the only rule that needs to be clarified is whether losses count against your bankroll.

                                  Do losses count against your bankroll?

                                  Not sure what that means.

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                    I think the answer to 2W's question is yes.

                                    You cannot pass any race.

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                        Post time for the eighth race Saturday at Churchill Downs is set for 2:45 p.m. ET.

                                        Contest window will close at the start of Saturday's eighth race.

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                                        • #21
                                          Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                          Originally posted by John Kelly View Post
                                          I think the answer to 2W's question is yes.

                                          You cannot pass any race.

                                          Just to be clear what I mean, if you whiff in every race in the 1st 2 legs, are you going into the 3rd leg at 0.00 or -$60.00?

                                          $0.00 is standard I believe and much easier to grade.
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                                          http://www.sctbrescue.org/

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                                          • #22
                                            Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                            Originally posted by John Kelly View Post
                                            This is a 15-race contest for $500.

                                            Five races on Derby Day, five races on Preakness Day and five races on Belmont Stakes Day.

                                            Field size: 50 EOG contributors (First come, first serve)

                                            Prize money
                                            : $500 will be awarded to the contestant who posts the largest composite bankroll after all three Triple Crown races are complete (The Preakness takes place May 19 and the Belmont Stakes will be contested June 9.)
                                            Originally posted by 2W2P2S View Post
                                            Just to be clear what I mean, if you whiff in every race in the 1st 2 legs, are you going into the 3rd leg at 0.00 or -$60.00?

                                            $0.00 is standard I believe and much easier to grade.
                                            If it's a "composite bankroll" than the amounts from each of the 3 TC days needs to be cumulative,otherwise someone who's way back can shoot for some 200/1 shot to win a race since there's no cap on WPS prices.That way minus results have to be avoided too.

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                                            • #23
                                              Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                              Originally posted by John Kelly View Post
                                              Yes.

                                              Paging RAININTHREES...
                                              Here are this Saturday's (May 5th) 5 Races that begin Leg 1 of this 3 Leg Triple Crown Contest Series

                                              Go Fast and Win...

                                              Race 8 Churchill Downs S. presented by Twinspires7 Furlongs |Open|4Y&O Up| G2 STAKES | PURSE: $500,000

                                              Race 9 American Turf S. presented by Ram Trucks1 1/16 Miles | Open | 3 Year Olds | G2 STAKES | PURSE: $300,000

                                              Race 10 Pat Day Mile S. presented by LG and E and KU1 Mile | Open | 3 Year Olds | G3 STAKES | PURSE: $300,000

                                              Race 11 Old Forester Turf Classic S.1 1/8 Miles | Open | 4 Year Olds And Up | G1 STAKES | PURSE: $500,000

                                              Race 12 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve
                                              1 1/4 Miles | Open | 3 Year Olds | G1 STAKES | PURSE: $2,000,000

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                                              • #24
                                                Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                                Thanks to JK & Co. at EOG for the opportunity.

                                                No caps John?


                                                RE: NHC RULES.
                                                There is a cap placed on all mutuel payoffs. The Win cap is 20/1 ($42.00). The Place cap is 10/1 ($22.00)

                                                Is it the optimal structure that a Hail Mary bomb could win it all?
                                                Asking for a friend.


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                                                • #25
                                                  Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                                  ill try if theres room

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                                                  • #26
                                                    Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                                    I would gladly get in this, and I would like to reserve spots for RDalert, and 2w2p2s, even though he probably will not do it. This site needs more quality over quantity. Just because you respond to petty crap, doesn’t make you a sports gambler. Just means you don’t have a life. I’ll save you the trouble billysink, I only bench 250, but that hasn’t mattered since I turned 18.

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                                                    • #27
                                                      Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                                      Originally posted by Patkeats View Post
                                                      I would gladly get in this, and I would like to reserve spots for RDalert, and 2w2p2s, even though he probably will not do it. This site needs more quality over quantity. Just because you respond to petty crap, doesn’t make you a sports gambler. Just means you don’t have a life. I’ll save you the trouble billysink, I only bench 250, but that hasn’t mattered since I turned 18.

                                                      You're invited, Patkeats.

                                                      And don't be a stranger.

                                                      I'll try my best to keep the goofballs and knuckleheads from poisoning the water.

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                                                      • #28
                                                        Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                                        Originally posted by wiskers View Post
                                                        ill try if theres room

                                                        There's room, WISKERS.

                                                        Field size is 50 on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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                                                        • #29
                                                          Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                                          Originally posted by Neveragain View Post
                                                          Thanks to JK & Co. at EOG for the opportunity.

                                                          No caps John?


                                                          RE: NHC RULES.
                                                          There is a cap placed on all mutuel payoffs. The Win cap is 20/1 ($42.00). The Place cap is 10/1 ($22.00)

                                                          Is it the optimal structure that a Hail Mary bomb could win it all?
                                                          Asking for a friend.

                                                          Let's go with no limits on the payoffs this year and re-visit the situation next year.

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                                                          • #30
                                                            Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                                            Derby Day
                                                            CD 5/5/2018
                                                            Pick 5:

                                                            Race 8
                                                            #5- Outplay
                                                            Alt #2- Chief Cicatriz

                                                            Race 9
                                                            #5-
                                                            Channel Cat
                                                            Alt #4- Pont Du Gard

                                                            Race 10
                                                            #5-
                                                            Mississippi
                                                            Alt #7- Madison's Luna

                                                            Race 11

                                                            #3-
                                                            Kurilov
                                                            Alt #7- Synchrony

                                                            Race 12
                                                            #5- Audible
                                                            Alt #9- Hofburg

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                                                            • #31
                                                              Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                                              We have our first contestant.

                                                              1 - SCRIMMAGE

                                                              2 -

                                                              3 -

                                                              Entry deadline is Saturday at post time of Churchill's eighth race.

                                                              Field limit is 50.

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                                                              • #32
                                                                Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                                                Originally posted by scrimmage View Post
                                                                Derby Day
                                                                CD 5/5/2018
                                                                Pick 5:

                                                                Race 8
                                                                #5- Outplay
                                                                Alt #2- Chief Cicatriz

                                                                Race 9
                                                                #5-
                                                                Channel Cat
                                                                Alt #4- Pont Du Gard

                                                                Race 10
                                                                #5-
                                                                Mississippi
                                                                Alt #7- Madison's Luna

                                                                Race 11

                                                                #3-
                                                                Kurilov
                                                                Alt #7- Synchrony

                                                                Race 12
                                                                #5- Audible
                                                                Alt #9- Hofburg

                                                                Lots of 5's there on 5/5.

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                                                                • #33
                                                                  Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                                                  Originally posted by John Kelly View Post
                                                                  We have our first contestant.

                                                                  1 - SCRIMMAGE

                                                                  2 -

                                                                  3 -

                                                                  Entry deadline is Saturday at post time of Churchill's eighth race.

                                                                  Field limit is 50.
                                                                  Early bird betting,avoiding being shut out,as field fills fast with reservations made and stakes claimed in advance...

                                                                  Originally posted by John Kelly View Post
                                                                  Lots of 5's there on 5/5.
                                                                  It's a numbers game after all...

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                                                                  • #34
                                                                    Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                                                    Excellent layout of your selections, SCRIMMAGE.

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                                                                    • #35
                                                                      Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                                                      Originally posted by John Kelly View Post
                                                                      Excellent layout of your selections, SCRIMMAGE.
                                                                      May true to form follow function...

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                                                                      • #36
                                                                        Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                                                        Originally posted by John Kelly View Post
                                                                        Lots of 5's there on 5/5.

                                                                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DpMwDgxC-I

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                                                                        • #37
                                                                          Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                                                          how does one go about claiming a spot?
                                                                          Originally posted by railbird
                                                                          Satan time is short

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                                                                          • #38
                                                                            Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                                                            Originally posted by yisman View Post
                                                                            how does one go about claiming a spot?

                                                                            Simply be one of the first 50 EOG contributors to enter your selections in this thread, YIS.

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                                                                            • #39
                                                                              Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                                                              Bump.

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                                                                              • #40
                                                                                Re: The EOG 500 (Free shot to win $500)

                                                                                LOLOOLLL

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