Saturday, May 1, 2010

RUN FOR THE ROSES! ~ AT THE RACES ~ AT THE BIJOU!

RUN FOR THE ROSES!

It is one of the most iconic images in all of sports ~ No matter if you are from the well-heeled country club crowd or a shoddy-shod rowdy in the rough ~ EVERYONE HAS A HORSE ON DERBY DAY, 
first Saturday in May. 
It's a Tradition, I tell you.

America's twin-spired excitement at Churchill Downs has grown into a cultural phenomena . . . mirroring the frantic frenetic pace of the growth of America itself. By far the oldest historical sporting event our nation has known . . . the annual Kentucky Derby Day excitement has grown and grown.

Along with the loveliest of gracious ladies' hats, ROSES are all the fashion of the day . . . the question is WHICH of the 20 three-year olds will wear the gala garland home?

First Saturday in May, DerbyDay, isn't just about the quickest two minutes in sports ~ This is a day of FESTING!

JOIN US ... 
  as
AT THE RACES
  comes to off off track action AT THE BIJOU!

POST*TIME: 6:24 pm EST ~ NBC TV

You have $100 to wager
( imaginarily speaking )

BET IT WELL
AT THE RACES ~ AT THE BIJOU
Any configuration in WIN, PLACE or SHOW
or you can trifecta your perfecta ... it's up to You

Whomsoever can win the biggest treasure from their wagering accumen or Bennie Da Bookie's hot tips ... on a muddy track, mind you . . . shall WIN the GRAND*PRIZE ... AT THE RACES  ~  AT THE BIJOU!

~ THE FIELD OF 20 ~ 

#1 - Looking at Lucky
#2 - Icebox
#3 - Noble's Promise
#4 - Super Saver
#5 - Line of David
#6 - Stately Victor
#7 - American Lion
#8 - Dean's Kitten
#9 - Make Music For Me
#10 - Paddy O'Prado
#11 - Devil May Care
#12 - Conveyance
#13 - Jackson Bend
#14 - Mission Impazible
#15 - Discreetly Mine
#16 - Awesome Act
#17 - Dublin
#18 - Backtalk
#19 - Homeboykris
#20 - Sidney's Candy

~ LEAVE YOUR $100 (imaginary) BETS
IN THE COMMENTS OFF OFF OFF
TRACK WINDOW BELOW:
( Before PostTime - 6:24 pm EST ~ NBC TV )


psst:  NEED TIPS:  More on THE CONTENDERS right here. Get your KENTUCKY DERBY RACING FORM here.

GoodRacing and GoodLuck
BIJOU folks!

AT THE RACES ~ AT THE BIJOU is brought to you by
Absolutely*Kate, Horsey Harry and Sweet Sugar. 
Mint Julep Recipes naturally follow ... *clink*!
HURRY! Place your $100 (imaginary) bet! 


21 comments:

Kevin Michaels said...

Lookin At Lucky: $25.00 (win)
Sidney's Candy: $25.00 (win)
Jackson Bend: $25.00 (show)
Paddy O'Prado: $10.00 (show)
Super Saver: $10.00 (show)
dean"s Kitten: $5.00 (place)
Total: $100.00

ABSOLUTELY*KATE said...

LOOKING GOOD KEVIN ... now come on, let's go bourbon up ...

PLACING A BET FOR MY DAUGHTER JULIE ~
$100 on LOOKING AT LUCKY to WIN

(I'm still studying my racing form)

Justynn said...

$100 on icebox to place!

ABSOLUTELY*KATE said...

PLACING A BET FOR MY SON JOSH:

He Ben Franklins on Icebox for the Win.
( I'm still studying my racing form )

Harry said...

It looks to me like Kevin knows a thing or two about the ponies.

Here are my picks:

$50 to Win on Lookin' At Lucky
$25 exacta box Lookin' At Lucky & the filly Devil May Care

Good luck everyone!

Harry said...

Here are Elaine's picks:

$50 to win on Stately Victor
$30 to place on Devil May Care
$20 to show on Paddy O'Prada

Matthew S. Magda said...

$50 #7 American Lion to win
$25 #20 Sidney's Candy to place
$25 #17 Dublin to show


Enjoy the ride and avoid the mud!

Nicole E. Hirschi aka CJT said...

All out, $100 on Backtalk - a horse with a name like that must be the perfect match for my attitude! If he loses we'll know it was cos he matches his name...

GO BACKTALK!

ABSOLUTELY*KATE said...

I'm still laughing at Nicole - but I came to place Jeanette's bet 'cause she said she was going to find a good seat and then not move at all. She even has Sugar lugging in a cooler of drinks for her.

FOR JEANETTE:

#1 Lookin At Lucky $25.00
#3 Noble's Promise $20.00
#5 Line of David $20.00
#7 American Lion $10.00
#13 Jackson Bend $25.00

Still trying to find a seat. This place is a zoo.

You guys have really out done yourselves this time. Astonishing! I'm still laughing at Groucho.

~ Jeanette Cheezum, at the races

ABSOLUTELY*KATE said...

BET PLACED FOR BECKY ZUZULO FROM OHIO:

all or nothing -- 100 on make music for me

(Me? Still with the racing form and studying the wet track - I've got a little over 2 hrs cushion-time)

ABSOLUTELY*KATE said...

KATE'S PICKS:

TO WIN:
........................
$10 Looking At Lucky

TO PLACE:
........................
$10 - Looking At Lucky
$ 6 - Devil May Care

TO SHOW:
........................
$10 - Looking At Lucky
$10 - Super Saver
$10 - Ice Box
$10 - Devil May Care > "Go Filly!"
$10 - Mission Impazible
$ 8 - Awesome Act
$ 8 - Paddy O'Prado
$ 8 - Noble's Promise > gotta longshot

HAVE FUN EVERYONE!
So great to share this track tradition with you. Ahhhh, the pagentry, ah the possibilities.

Harry said...

Here are Paul's bets better late than never:

Harry, can't seem to leave a comment At The Bijou.
If the race hasn't started yet, here are my bets:

$50 to win - Paddy O' Prada
$30 to place (show) - Icebox
$20 to place (show) - Backtalk

I know we have a few folks cashing on Paddy O' Prada & Ice Box (Katie*Girl you gotta teach the boy to back it up with a place bet!) Not sure who won but it was fun!
And oh yeah, Lookin' At Lucky was once again about as unlucky as you can get. Next time!

Harry said...

Without doing alot of math I see that for two years in a row our sage prophet of the equine profits from down under has once again picked em' like peaches with a $183.00 payoff on his chilly place bet ICE BOX and that along with picking up another $185.00 At The Bijou Showtime SHOW money on Paddy O'Prado = $368.00 Smackeroos, and we aint talkin' those Aussie Samck-A-Roos either!
Congratulations once again Paul Phillipstine Phillips!
See ya at the Preakness!


11th Race
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1)

Next Post 7:27 Off: 6:32 | 1 1/4 Miles | 3 Year Olds | Stakes | Purse: $2,185,200


# Horse Jockey Weight Win Place Show
4 Super Saver Borel C H 126 18.00 8.80 6.00
2 Ice Box Lezcano J 126 11.20 8.00
10 Paddy O'Prado Desormeaux K J 126 7.40


Times in 5ths: :223 :46 1:102 1:373 2:042

Times in 100ths: :22.63 :46.16 1:10.58 1:37.65 2:04.45

Also ran: Make Music for Me, Noble's Promise, Lookin At Lucky, Dublin, Stately Victor, Mission Impazible, Devil May Care, American Lion, Jackson Bend, Discreetly Mine, Dean's Kitten, Conveyance, Homeboykris, Sidney's Candy, Line of David, Awesome Act and Backtalk

Winning Trainer: Pletcher Todd A - Owner: WinStar Farm LLC

$2 Pick 3 (9-2-4) 3 Correct Paid $5,726.20 Pick 3 Pool $1,139,397

$2 Pick 3 (OAKS/WDFRD/DERBY 5-2-4) 3 Correct Paid $755.80 Pick 3 Pool $563,000

$2 Pick 4 (10-9-2-4) 4 Correct Paid $73,752.00 Pick 4 Pool $1,999,504

$2 Pick 6 (1-2-10-9-2-4) 5 Correct Paid $52,898.40 Pick 6 Pool $1,306,381 Carryover Pool $947,641

$2 Daily Double (2-4) Paid $294.80 Daily Double Pool $837,115

$2 Daily Double (OAKS/DERBY 5-4) Paid $56.60 Daily Double Pool $2,046,573

$2 Exacta (4-2) Paid $152.40

$2 Future Wager (EAXCTA POOL 1 19-24) Paid $176.40

$2 Future Wager (EXACTA POOL 2 24-24) Paid $259.20

$2 Future Wager (EXACTA POOL 3 22-11) Paid $1,077.40

$2 Future Wager (POOL 1 - 19) Paid $43.20

$2 Future Wager (POOL 2 - 21) Paid $51.20

$2 Future Wager (POOL 3 - 22) Paid $73.00

$2 Superfecta (4-2-10-9) Paid $202,569.20

$2 Super High Five (4-2-10-9-3) Paid

$2 Trifecta (4-2-10) Paid $2,337.40

Carrie said...

Looks like fun but I don't know anything about horse racing.

"Carrie was here". ;)

ABSOLUTELY*KATE said...

Hey! I had "Carrie Was Here" in the 9th for $20 to Show ... How'd I do???

*BIG CONGRATS* PAULIE THE AUSSIE ... we now Know you have inside info at Derby time and shall keep that in mind. You're much trickier than the average bookseller!

HARRY and SUGAR ~ THANKS for how you made the joy of Run for the Roses day fly around the track. Mint Juleps, Sugar style in fine sipping and "let them eat cake" gave scrumptious itself a brand new swing. And Har, from the bookie-provided latest lines to your phenomenal race'day wrap with the Philipstine's new fortune winnning$ to reviving our duet (*following*) ~ "SPORTS OF KINGS" ... it's sure swell to be your horsing around pal.

~ Absolutely*Kate at the gate
Glad to share the fun of so many folks lookin' in AT THE RACES ~ AT THE BIJOU

Harry said...

Roh-Roh! I screwed up,

I didn't notice Justnn had placed a "place" bet on Ice Box for $100. Ice Box did come in second funding Justynn's imaginary popcorn accout with $400 butter finger-licking samolians! Just edging P. Phillips.

Sorry guys!

ABSOLUTELY*KATE said...

YEAH JUSTIN!

Whewwwwww! Sure glad you caught that Har -- He was hootin' and hollering and jumpin' up and down and grabbin' at ladies' lovely hats and causin' all kinds o'commotion up in the clubhouse.

I think we owe Justin a *SPECIAL BIJOU SPOTLIGHT* to see if the lucky dog can WRITE as well as he can pick'em.

~ Absolutely*Kate ... removing the roses'cape from the Philipstine's superhero status. ;-)

Harry said...

Sounds like a perfect punishmen...errrighteous reward, yeah that's the ticket!
Show us what you got Justynn!

ABSOLUTELY*KATE said...

Well, there you go Justynn ~ you heard it from the horse's -- errrr -- Harry's mouth -- LET'S SEE YOUR STUFF MAN!

(Trophy presentation at opening ceremonies of your AT THE BIJOU debut) ~ Absolutely*Kate and our fine staff of renown

Mal said...

Hi Lassie Kate, would ya put $20 big ones on Sidneys Candy for a WIN Gal , Thanks so much ,Then we will paint the town RED dear Lassie , cheers Mal..

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