May 022021


Kentucky Derby

Contest Winners




The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.

Aldous Huxley

Gold Dust Woman

When I first started racing, my father said, “Win the race as slow as you can.

Richard Petty

Unchained Melody

No. Horse Win Place Showv
8 Medina Spirit 26.20 12.00 7.60
7 Mandaloun
9 Hot Rod Charlie 5.20
14 Essential Quality

$1 Superfecta – $9,456.90

Results for the 2021 147th Running Of The Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve Stakes

Pick the first 4 finishers and their place of finishing in the 2021 Kentucky Derby

Points awarded:
1 – 57
2 – 33 1/3
3 – 13
4 – π

Tie Breaker: $1.00 payout for the 2021 Kentucky Derby Superfecta

Price is Right Rules: Closest without going over.

I have only one eye. Do you want me to look at the road or the at the speedometer.

Moshe Dayan

NY Times – Mather – A Derby Winner’s Drug Test Won’t Change the Bets. Here’s Why.

Bob Heleringer, author of “Equine Regulatory Law,” told The Courier Journal when the owners of Maximum Security were attempting to overturn that horse’s disqualification as the 2019 Kentucky Derby winner that once a race is official, the betting results are final, regardless of mistakes by the track or an appeal.

He called it “one of the most irrevocable standards in racing” and said it is the law in every state.

Louisville Courier-Journal – Hale – What happens to bets placed on Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit after positive drug test?

1. Tie

Believe I Can – 57 points  $1 Superfecta $999.00 wins the tiebreaker
Salamandar – 57 points $1 Superfecta $795.44
3.  Thorobet – 33.33 points

4. Tie

Fifi L’Amoure – 13 Points $1 Superfecta $1,051.97
Believe I Can – 13 points  $1 Superfecta $999.00
Fluke it – 13 Points $ 1 Superfecta $662.25


A very large number of entries had Essential Quality in 4th but they won’t get a share of the prize pi.

Fine Print:

Notwithstanding that’s Cabin Rules provide that: “Limit of 3 entries per e-mail address, no restrictions on any employment or familial ties. Phil heard that Sal will be entering this year” as Hemlock is to Hem, Salamandar respectfully declines to accept any Prize.

Prizes will be awarded:

Believe I Can – 57 points $1 Superfecta $999.00

Load image into Gallery viewer, Woodford Reserve® 2021 Kentucky Derby® 147 Bottle

No One Is Talking About This, 1 – Kentucky Derby 147 Bottle Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and a $50 gift certificate to a restaurant within 100 km of a city of Phil’s selection. Phil supports local not multi-national chains.

Thorobet – 33.33 points

A $50 gift certificate to a restaurant within 100 km of a city of Phil’s selection. Phil supports local not multi-national chains.

As Salamandar’s grace moved the fourth place finishers up Phil will not invoke the tie breaker rule but invoking Solomon Phil  will add in a couple of bucks and award each a $20 gift certificate to a restaurant within 100km of  a city of Phil’s selection. Phil supports local not multi-national chains.

Results not official until Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:66 PM MDT.

If you’d like a recount or review fill a box from a pair of brown wingtip shoes with brown folding money and as the deadline is cinco de mayo a bottle of Mezcal and send to Phil before Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:66 PM MDT. Phil will have his willie, cudda, shudda, wudda panel conduct a judicious review of who wudda won if they wudda picked a different horse and how the race wudda been different if Rock You World’s  trainer hadn’t tempted the Derby jockey change gods by taking Frankie Dettori Jr. Jr. off his horse and Rock Your World would have come out of the gate on time and Essential Quality wudda won except for the controversy of the missing daughter and the results wudda been different if Mike Smith wudda picked a different horse and wudda, shudda cudda willie bsum ada infinituma. Arithmetic may be difficult, so Phil may have to have some monster help.

If you think Phil made an error in entering your horses into his Atari 400 send Phil an e-mail to before Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:66 PM MDT.

It’s a democracy and if I am outvoted, I have to accept the majority decisions.

Moshe Dayan


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People can transcend and overcome their differences and be very easily bonded.

Jeff Fortenberry

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