Tomspur
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April 27th, 2015 at 7:34:16 AM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

I know this isn't the exact right thread, but I wanted to share that I am officially a first-time horse owner!

How much do I own of this Yearling filly? 2%!

Maybe she'll be racing the first Friday in May in 2017!



I can quite honestly say that being involved in horse ownership in the past was one of the most if not THE most exciting things I have ever done! Very rewarding when they run well and quite demoralizing when they don't!!! Still, congrats and you will have the time of your life, guaranteed!!!!

Enjoy the experience!
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April 27th, 2015 at 7:38:35 AM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

Maybe she'll be racing the first Friday in May in 2017!


Quick check to make sure the first Friday in May, 2017 isn't the 7th, which would be a week after the Oaks...nope, that doesn't happen again until 2021.

Another quick check to make sure they do run the Oaks on April 30 if it's a Friday...yes, the 2010 Kentucky Oaks was on Friday 4/30.
FinsRule
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April 27th, 2015 at 11:02:32 AM permalink
She probably will run the first Friday in May 2017... In a 10k state-bred maiden claiming race at Arlington. Lol.

I'll keep everyone updated as she starts her training.
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April 27th, 2015 at 1:51:26 PM permalink
Corrected time for the post position draw, broadcast day after tomorrow (Wed.) on NBC-SN: 5:30-6pm ET, 2:30-3pm PT.
Quote: FinsRule

She probably will run the first Friday in May 2017... In a 10k state-bred maiden claiming race at Arlington. Lol.

I'll keep everyone updated as she starts her training.

That wouldn't be so bad at all, IMO. Still about four times as good as a 2.5k MCL at Portland Meadows. With some 6 year-old maidens. And the box seats are likely much better, under a roof that probably doesn't leak.
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April 27th, 2015 at 3:13:59 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

I know this isn't the exact right thread, but I wanted to share that I am officially a first-time horse owner!

How much do I own of this Yearling filly? 2%!

Maybe she'll be racing the first Friday in May in 2017!



Congrats, Fins! Weren't some of us on hold, with you taking the point, on buying a racehorse, the discussion maybe about 18 months back? Guessing that one fell through; wasn't named Carpe Diem or anything, was it? :)
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April 27th, 2015 at 7:46:26 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

I know this isn't the exact right thread, but I wanted to share that I am officially a first-time horse owner!

How much do I own of this Yearling filly? 2%!

Maybe she'll be racing the first Friday in May in 2017!



Quote: FinsRule

She probably will run the first Friday in May 2017... In a 10k state-bred maiden claiming race at Arlington. Lol.

I'll keep everyone updated as she starts her training.


She may not have a name yet (other than mother's name 2014 or you may wish to keep private about it), but we know she is an Illinois bred.
I wish you and your partners the best of luck with this filly.
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In Derby news, the weather for Friday/ Saturday is looking pretty good. Very low chance of rain predicted right now.
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April 28th, 2015 at 2:38:25 AM permalink
Complements on the courage required in the willingness to take a real gamble, one that makes a wager in some casino games look more like buying some wimpy annuity or Certificate of Deposit by comparison. As of 2006 in a University of Kentucky study:

  • Pct. of North American female thoroughbred foals (any filly) ever making it to be a starter in a race: 75%;
  • Of ever winning any race in her lifetime: 52%;
  • Of ever winning more than once: 33%;
  • Of winning any kind of stakes of any level, including small restricted unlisted stakes: 7%;
  • Of becoming a graded stakes winner: 2%;
  • Of winning a Grade 1 stakes: 0.7%;
  • Of breaking even on all-sources earnings vs. total costs in her lifetime: < ~10%.*
    *(Profitability estimate not really known, but a likely rough projection from non-UK estimates.)
The numbers for colts were somewhat higher, though not enormously so.

But, there's the small (<<< 1%) chance of becoming the equine equivalent of hitting a royal flush, with total of earnings and lifetime breeding value that greatly exceeds the sum total of hundreds of others altogether.

Whatever else, have fun and enjoy the ride. Life is short.
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April 28th, 2015 at 7:33:44 AM permalink
any one know a good place in/near south jersey to go to bet on the derby? AFAIK I can't just go to AC to bet, I'd have to go somewhere like parx or similar... I just don't feel like driving out there. Are online horse race bets legal in NJ?
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April 28th, 2015 at 10:40:14 AM permalink
Quote: ajemeister

any one know a good place in/near south jersey to go to bet on the derby? AFAIK I can't just go to AC to bet, I'd have to go somewhere like parx or similar... I just don't feel like driving out there. Are online horse race bets legal in NJ?



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April 28th, 2015 at 12:01:50 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Congrats, Fins! Weren't some of us on hold, with you taking the point, on buying a racehorse, the discussion maybe about 18 months back? Guessing that one fell through; wasn't named Carpe Diem or anything, was it? :)



Yeah, they never returned my calls or emails, which of course is a bad sign.

The horse doesn't have a name yet, she's by Giant Oak out of an Eavesdropper mare.

I'm aware the odds are stacked highly against me. If she wins one race in her career, I'll consider it a success and be thrilled. The winners circle photo will be plastered all throughout my house.

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