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Wrapping Up Kentucky Derby 138

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we need a preakness confidential!

Posted by kim on May 5, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

Thanks, Kim! We would love to do it. All we need is the sponsors.

Posted by John Scheinman on May 6, 2012 @ 2:32 am

Great series and information. Found out Take Charge Indy has a bone chip in front ankle and it’s to be removed this week. He might have hurt it crashing into Union Rags at a guess. Limping after the race on the right front. (Byrnes Northwest Herald, Illinois)

Posted by Merrily Fantus on May 6, 2012 @ 11:33 am

Kerry Thomas gave you the winner. If you are not going to trust his judgement then why have him on here? He told you Union Rags, I’ll Have Another & Went the Day Well. Went the Day Well since added blinkers so you could drop him from your top choice, but you should have focused all wagers in the Derby on the other 2. If you played those 2 over the other 5 that he thought had a chance & Bodemeister, who he was a wildcard for him, you would’ve hit the $48k super. Alas, I did not play the super but I did play the tri.

I will admit that I was on Union Rags, I’ll Have Another, Creative Cause & Daddy Nose best before reading Kerry Thomas’ article. But, he did help me pair it down to 2 on top.

Posted by Chris Jones on May 6, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

Kerry did give the winner, and I was remiss to mention it in the video. When I said we didn’t give out the winner, I meant our “traditional” handicappers, “Action” Andy and myself. Kerry is off in another world and 2-for-2 at KYC, which we love. And, as for trusting his judgment, I made a tidy score adding I’ll Have Another to my exacta tickets with my top pick Bodemeister. Kerry Thomas provides actionable information, and that is what I hope his section and The Jockey Factor – by Pete Denk and myself – provided to readers. We like our followers to win money almost as much as we like to win it ourselves. Thanks for writing, Chris Jones, and I hope you had a great Derby!

Posted by John Scheinman on May 6, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

Author PhotoJohn Scheinman, a long-time writer and editor, covered thoroughbred racing for The Washington Post from 2000-09. He won the Red Smith Kentucky Derby writing contest for best advance in 2007. He is a correspondent for the Thoroughbred Times. Scheinman also has worked extensively in humor writing and sketch comedy. He lives in Washington, DC. More by  ›