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Old 07-24-2017, 09:03 PM   #1
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Del Mar Summer Online Contest 2017

I'm currently at -$100. Gave it a shot the first day, then balked the rest of the week because the contest manager keeps picking turf races.

I know it shouldn't be a complaint. Horse racing is about dirt and turf handicapping. But I've played this contest every summer for years, and I'm convinced it's 80% turf races. They didn't even use the San Diego H. (I would have made a $100 show bet on Accelerate).

Well, who's playing? Post your picks below?
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Old 07-25-2017, 11:11 PM   #2
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I'm currently at -$100. Gave it a shot the first day, then balked the rest of the week because the contest manager keeps picking turf races.

I know it shouldn't be a complaint. Horse racing is about dirt and turf handicapping. But I've played this contest every summer for years, and I'm convinced it's 80% turf races. They didn't even use the San Diego H. (I would have made a $100 show bet on Accelerate).

Well, who's playing? Post your picks below?
I imagine it's mostly turf because of full fields. The San Diego would have been a terrible race to use.
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Old 07-30-2017, 08:54 PM   #3
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I was surprised that they went with exacta bets this time. The guy that is leading hit a $100 cold exacta on the first race for $7k+. I finally made it to the black today with a win bet on #1 and a 1&5 exacta.

Not sure of the strategy with the exactas. They throw a monkey wrench into the whole contest.
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Old 07-30-2017, 10:04 PM   #4
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I think you almost have to bet exactas to try and catch up. I missed the first week, forgot all about it. Started this week but haven't made much money, still trying to figure out what I should bet.
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Old 08-04-2017, 01:10 PM   #5
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I've been betting $100 to win on for every turf race lol. I'm currently at -$90.

The exception was my $100 win bet on Roy H, which I was cheated out of after the riderless Drefong carried him wide.

Well, if my strategy takes me anywhere, I might handicap the last week or so for real.
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Old 08-05-2017, 09:02 PM   #6
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Going with Coastline today actually. $100 win.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:48 PM   #7
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Here are my bets for today.

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Almost ready to give up, but let's try Majestic Heat over Qiaona and Lynne's Legacy.

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I can't hit anything. I've moved on to picking birthdays
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Most of the races are ones that I would not play.
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