Cape Cod Carol wins Aqueduct feature
2014-11-28

The 5-year-old trained by Jim Ryerson and ridden by John Velazquez set the pace and held off Make the Moment by a nose. Cape Cod Carol improved to 6 for 31, paying $20, $6.60 and $2.90 as the longest price in the five-horse field

Make the Moment returned $4.50 and $2.70 while Frivolity paid $2.80 to show.

The time was 1:20.10 for 6 1/2 furlongs.




Bob Baffert reacts to being the bad guy in '50 To 1'
2014-04-23

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is repeatedly depicted as the sneering face of the racing establishment in the new film about Mine That Bird's improbable 2009 Kentucky Derby victory. Though Baffert said Wednesday he had not seen the movie, he has heard enough about it to be annoyed.

"Chip Woolley told me, 'You were the only nice guy to me all week and they made you a rotten son of a gun in the movie,' " Baffert said, recounting a conversation with Mine That Bird's trainer. "I had an owner call me up in Arkansas and tell me, "Man, you ought to sue.' They made me the villain."

Director Jim Wilson's film traces the improbable path Woolley and Mine That Bird's owners took to the winner's circle at Churchill Downs.

Wilson, who is also credited among the film's writers, says he has known Baffert for 25 years, and that, "he can be pretty arrogant at times."

As the trainer of three Derby winners and 2009 runner-up Pioneerof The Nile, Baffert also made for a convenient and familiar foil.

"If you take a shot at somebody," Wilson said, "Baffert's the guy."

"They knocked Bobby a little bit," said jockey Calvin Borel, who plays himself in the film. "You know how Bobby is."

White-haired actor Bruce Wayne Eckelman plays Baffert with his trademark sunglasses, but without the humor that often lightens some of the trainer's more caustic comments.

"Everybody knows that horse doesn't belong here," Eckelman says of Mine That Bird in one scene. "Frankly, I wouldn't be worried if they had God riding for them.''

Baffert compared the portrayal to that of the late trainer Pancho Martin in Disney's "Secretariat." Martin, who trained the rival three-year-old Sham, was shown as obnoxious and belligerent in an effort to create an antagonist in the story of a surpassing thoroughbred whose Triple Crown campaign was short on real drama.

Baffert, by comparison, comes off as snide but not combative, and is shown in his last scene giving a grudgingly gracious post-race interview about Mine That Bird's connections.

"I'm the only one who would talk to them all week 'cause I knew them," Baffert said Wednesday outside his barn. "I knew those guys (from) the quarterhorse business. For some reason, Jim Wilson and those guys, they never asked me. That's not me at all. ...

"But what are you going to do? Luckily, I don't think very many people are going to see that movie. I don't think I have anything to worry about."


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Factors to assist when picking betting systems in Kentucky Derby
2011-04-07

There is various horse racing situations whereby you will find that several betting systems are associated with each race. The more effective a betting product is, the higher your odd chances of winning in a derby race. The fact that people are not able to predict what will happen after the race is what makes most of them hesitant when using certain betting systems. Using these systems brings you nearer to the winning results. Only a few of these methods are successful in predicting the end result of a Kentucky derby game result. Therefore, you need to see what the efficient systems you need to use are. They should be able to improve your odds of winning the derby game.
There are some factors you need to understand and therefore make good choices when choosing racing systems since not all of them are effective enough. Sometimes itís the tendency to lower because many people have discovered the same betting system you are using.
Majority of systems are sold very quickly and in some occasions people spot the same horse as you have spotted. The systems are also formulated depending on past results. In addition to everybody knowing that, there can be a slim chance of a certain happening repeating itself once again. However, this is not an assurance of anything yet. Another thing is the small fact that every system of derby betting will experience a run of outs at a specific time. The recovery a system of betting can get after losses is the only best thing about the systems.
While discovering the best racing systems, you need to know that there are major rules and it is a straight forward thing. Select a realistic system and connect with the opinions of the betting market in general to see the chances it has on winning or improving. There is a specific system known as the assassin method which requires one to use all the information they have concerning any race with less than twelve runners and the races should have ratings of speed.
This system also demands all the horses participating in the derby to have ratings too. Any races that more than a quarter of the horses have no ratings are not to be considered. In races where more than one horse has been rated as the highest should also be ignored. Eliminating these odds helps you arrive at the best and potential odds you can bet on.