Stronach 5 Picks, 11 Oct 2018

y0 y0 y0!!! As useful as glitter on your carpet, here are the Stronach 5 picks. Last week, about 70 people got about 1,100 bux each. My picks guarantee you a boot to the head. 1) RACE 7, GULFSTREAM PARK WEST Try Box of Gold, his first race has decent results. 2) RACE 3, SANTA…

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STRONACH 5 PICKS, 5 OCT

It’s Friday and it’s time for my Stronach 5 picks. I got 1 out of five and I want to improve my ratio. Other people did better; I heard that a few horseplayers split the pot to a bit over $9000. Obligatory, Gratituous Dragonball clip. 1) SANTA ANITA, RACE 3 Try Twitterati, she looks like…

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Stronach 5 picks, 28 Sep

Today the guys at The Stronach Group are introducing their Pick 5 bet. The Stronach 5 features 5 different races from TSG-owned racetracks. It’s a buck per bet, so pick your horses wisely. Since yours truly is not allowed to bet pentafectas, Pick 5s, or higher wagers, I thought I should give you my picks…

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Selections for Kentucky Downs, 13 Sep

Today is the last day of the meet, and I do have picks for today. I’m working from races 3-10 as I am participating in a free tournament and the past performances cover these races. Remember that you subtract the KTDF money from the purse money so we can see a more accurate level. 3)…

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KENTUCKY DOWNS SELECTIONS FOR 1 SEPTEMBER 2018

The Travers Stakes came and went, which means it is time for pumpkin spice. And Kentucky Downs. You guys are probably thinking, that weird turf track north of Nashville? Don’t be fooled, the horseplayers are very excited for this very short meet. First off, the field at each race gets filled with talent. That’s because…

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I wish I could attend the Met Mile.

It is a very busy Triple Crown season for me. I have to work during Derby weekend, Preakness weekend, and now the Belmont Stakes racing festival. At Churchill Downs, these days are mandatory work days. I wanted to work at the track during Derby weekend and asked my boss’ boss. No dice. I had to…

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The Fourth Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool

Audible (#1, 6-1) Bolt d’Oro (#2, 5-1) Bravazo (#3, 50-1) Combatant (#4, 30-1) Enticed (#5, 20-1) Flameaway (#6, 30-1) Free Drop Billy (#7, 30-1) Good Magic (#8, 8-1) Gronkowski (#9, 30-1) Hofburg (#10, 30-1) Instilled Regard (#11, 50-1) Justify (#12, 6-1) Lone Sailor (#13, 50-1) Magnum Moon (#14, 10-1) Mendelssohn (#15, 10-1) Mississippi (#16, 50-1)…

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An Autistic Horseplayer’s Guide to Attending the Races

We are in the middle of the Kentucky Derby prep race season, and that means stakes season! It’s exciting and full of fun to see these hopefuls race and qualify for the Derby this May. Soon, Keeneland will open and next month, Churchill Downs will open as well. It also means a crapton of sensory…

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The Third Kentucky Derby Future Pool

This weekend (9-11 March), there will be the third KD Future Pool. Here is the list with starting odds: Audible (#1, 8-1) Avery Island (#2, 30-1) Bolt d’Oro (#3, 6-1) Bravazo (#4, 30-1) Catholic Boy (#5, 30-1) Combatant (#6, 50-1) Flameaway (#7, 30-1) Free Drop Billy (#8, 15-1) Gold Town (GB) (#9, 30-1) Good Magic…

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The Clue in the KD Future Pool 2

(Nota Bene: This post will update for Pool 2 info this week.) Humans are very hung up on patterns. We tend to organise things into something that make sense to us. Autistic people are especially are aware of patterns. I am no different. The need to make patterns out of data spills over into the…

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The Graveyard of Champions… and Claimers as well.

The Paulick Report reported the unusual number of fatalities at Saratoga Race Course. The loss of two horses on Thursday during the Mrs Ogden Phipps and Birdstone stakes brings the total number of fatalities to NINE since the Spa meet opened. Not only that, Paid Up Subscriber, a stakes winning filly, broke her ankle after…

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My first weekend off in Louisville

It was a long week at United Tote. After signing papers for Human Resources, getting acclimated to a computer station, and figuring out what I must do, I have the weekend off. Naturally, I decided to spend my Saturday at Churchill Downs. I really miss the coziness of the Winner’s Circle. I can get my…

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The Finickies: a horse racing theory

The last few months has been filled with work as my boss allowed me to work the mutual line. Now I also process bets. I felt better regarding my books. A deaconess fieldworker at my church now has the books for her own theological library. I just ordered more DRF books and in the meantime…

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Photo Album Feature

I just added a photo album to my website and changed the design of my index page. I finally figured out how to get into my webpage and add more stuff. You may find my photo album at http://www.carolrutz.com/photoalbum/. The first set of pics features my recent trip to Kentucky from a little over than…

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Degenerate Arts: Songbird Canvas Shoes

Introducing a new category: Degenerate Arts! If you want horse racing themed crafts, this is the place to get inspired! Show how much you are dedicated to the craft by making stuff to wear or show off! My cheapo pair of canvas shoes I got at Macy’s were coming apart. So I figure: I’ll get…

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