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So I was looking up some furlong splits for some 3 year old colts this weekend when I came across this: http://www.horseracingnation.com/blogs/zatt/Kentucky_Derby_Bracketology_123

They basically took the March Madness concept and applied it to the Kentucky Derby trail.  I thought that it was interesting and I wanted to pass it along in case anyone else cares to take a look.  Here's what they have:

Affirmed Region

{1 Uncle Mo} {16 Crimson Knight}

{8 Caleb's Posse} {9 Left}

{4 Rogue Romance} {13 Biondetti}

{5 Riveting Reason} {12 Decisive Moment}

{2 Jaycito} {15 Ronin Dax}

{7 Brethren} {10 Arch's Traveler}

{3 Soldat} {14 Rockin Heat}

{6 Positive Response} {11 Beer Meister}

Citation Region

{1 Dialed In} {16 Su Casa G Casa}

{8 Watch Me Go} {9 Toby's Corner}

{4 The Factor} {13 Wilcox Inn}

{5 Elite Alex} {12 Tiz Blessed}

{2 Sway Away} {15 Cool Blue Red Hot}

{7 Flashpoint} {10 Nacho Business}

{3 Anthony's Cross} {14 Arthur's Tale}

{6 J P's Gusto} {11 Major Gain}  

Seattle Slew Region

{1 Mucho Macho Man} {16 Break up the Game}

{8 Wilkinson} {9 Norman Asbjornson}

{4 Silver Medallion} {13 Animal Kingdom}

{5 Comma to the Top} {12 Picko's Pride}

{2 To Honor and Serve} {15 Table Games}

{7 Bench Points} {10 Thirtyfirststreet}

{3 Alternation} {14 Cal Nation}

{6 Astrology} {11 J J's Lucky Train}  

Secretariat Region

 {1 Premier Pegasus} {16 Nacho Saint}

{8 Rattlesnake Bridge} {9 Crimson China}

{4 Sweet Ducky} {13 Vengeful Wildcat}

{5 Gourmet Dinner} {12 Bandbox}

{2 Stay Thirsty} {15 Preachintothedevil}

{7 Machen} {10 Bowman's Causeway}

{3 Santiva} {14 Heron Lake}

{6 Archarcharch} {11 Monzon}

 

 

Even the reigion names on this one are near perfect (I perfer Whrilaway over Affirmed, but that's neither here nor there)....

My 5 favorites/ones I find most interesting for this year rank above as follows (in order of apperance):

 

3 Soldat

1 Dialed In

4 Factor

2 Sway Away

2 Stay Thirsty

 

What about you all?  Where do the horses that you like rank on this bracket?

 

disclaimer:  my favorites are subject to change between now and the derby baised upon performaces, health issues, workouts, and the fact that as a woman, I always reserve the right to change my mind for no apparent reason.  :)

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