Saturday, May 15, 2010

Get Your Preak(ness) On

Today is the Preakness Stakes in MD! I'm betting on Paddy O'Prado because I like his name and I know next to nothing about horse racing. His odds are 9-2 and so from my intro to stat class last semester I think that those odds aren't good. (I just looked it up and he has an 18.2% chance of winning based on stats alone). In honor of the Preakness, I designed my own jockey silk online:

Do you like it? (haha, of course it's pink and green!)

I'm also on the Preakness website, and it gives betting etiquette for any of you who are making the bets in person:

1. Say which track you're wagering on.
2. Say which race you'd like to bet on.
3. Say how much you want to bet.
4. Say what type of wager you want to make.
5. Say the number of the horse or horses you'd like to bet on.
"At Pimlico in Race 3, give me $2 to win on the 5 horse."
"Race 4, I'd like to bet $2 Exacta, 1 and 4."

It is all very interesting and I wish I knew more! I'll be checking out all the pre-race and post-race fashion and the colors that the horses are wearing. Let's all say a little prayer that everyone (jockeys and horses) make it through this race safely and get back to the gate! 

Best of luck to everyone betting!



mFw said...

I love your jersey! Hope you win!

Sweet Southern Prep said...

I've been to the Preakness before, it's so much fun! Although one day I hope to make it to the Derby. My youngest sister will be a junior at USC this fall. She's an ADPi.

Love the silk you chose here. Too bad they don't have female jockeys. I bet they'd pick some pretty silks. :)

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Trust me, if you work at a Lilly store there, I'll be sure and stop in. Which one do you work at?

No plans to head down there anytime soon, but if I do, I'll let you know.

Miss Southern Prep said...

Cute jersey! Good luck!

shari @ little blue deer said...

I love horse racing so much! I was sad because I missed watching the race, I usually watch all of the Triple Crown! I really want to go one day, and wear a hat (of course!).

kanishk said...

I love horse racing so much!
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