Thursday, October 23, 2008

2008 Breeders' Cup Selections

The 2008 Breeders' Cup is nigh so now comes the time to post my selections. After perusing through the myriad of past performances, I handicapped a race and concluded that Zenyatta will be tough to beat. As for the other 13 Breeders' Cup races spread over the two day Fiesta de Santa Anita, I conserved energy and opted to drink a beer and took a stab or two.

And speaking of beer, Post Parade is proud to present the Second Annual Magic Beer Bottle Breeders' Cup Selection. The official beer bottle provided for this year's Magic Beer Bottle Breeders' Cup Selection is original formula Schlitz, the beer that made Milwaukee famous.

    Schlitz: Go for the Gusto!

    *Pabst Brewing Company is not directly or indirectly implying any approval, association, sponsorship, endorsement, or affiliation to the use of empty beer bottles for the use of wagering selections for the Breeders' Cup. Bet and drink responsibly.

    2008 Breeders’ Cup Selections


    Magic Beer Bottle

    Filly & Mare Sprint

    Indian Blessing


    Juvenile Fillies Turf

    Sugar Mom

    Saucey Evening

    Juvenile Fillies

    Dream Empress

    Evita Argentina

    Filly & Mare Turf

    Wait a While

    Folk Opera

    Ladies Classic




    Delightful Kiss

    Church Service

    Turf Sprint

    Mr. Nightlinger


    Dirt Mile

    Well Armed

    Surf Cat



    Kip Deville



    West Side Bernie

    Juvenile Turf

    Grand Adventure

    Paddy The Pro


    Cost of Freedom

    Street Boss


    Grand Couturier




    Go Between

It's noteworthy that last year both the Magic Beer Bottle and I selected a couple of winners, Kip Deville and Curlin, respectively. Since the Magic Beer Bottle demonstrated success ($18.40) in selecting last year's Mile, I left the defending champion as its selection. And then there are the races that scream, "Just try to find a winner without the use of a dart board! I dare you!" Like the Juvenile Fillies Turf; I settled on Sugar Mom because she looks interesting and she'll be a nice price. She's won her last three races, has some nice breeding, and Mr. Catalano and Mr. Calabrese are familiar with the Breeders' Cup Winner's Circle, having had great success with another turf filly, Dreaming of Anna. And how can you not like the name Sugar Mom? However, I assure you, my handicapping expertise is equivalent to the Magic Beer Bottle in those cases.

Anyway, be sure to stop by the TBA homepage as various members have posted their selections for the 2008 Breeders' Cup. Have a great Breeders' Cup and remember to go for the gusto!


Superfecta said...

I think the beer bottle has a few good choices. I should try that with one of our homebrew bottles.

goooooood girl said...

i like......

John said...

It's Sat AM and so far your picks stink, drink more and see if that helps.

suebroux said...

>>your picks stink

Blame it on Schlitz; and to think I was going to ask them to be the corporate sponsor for next year's Magic Beer Bottle's Breeders' Cup Selections! If it doesn't improve today, they're off the list! I shoulda used a bottle from superfecta's favorite brewery, Dead Fish Head Ale or whatever the name is ...

Dad said...

Thanks to "Post Parade" I watched the Breeders Cup. We were disappointed with Curlin. Good thing we weren't near a OTB place. At least he has something in common with Big Brown.

John said...

Well you did have the Goldikova exacta but it's time to consider a new sponsor.

I know Lisa will be lobbying for Dogfish Head which is very good, the beer to drink at the Delaware beach towns. May I suggest Corona light.

Anyway better luck next year.

your husband said...

I go out of town for a few days to find a picture of my Schlitz on the kitchen table. TWO bottles are missing. I suppose next year I'll get you a case of Grain Belt; that beer is so bad I know it'll be safe.

Big Brother said...

In New England, we are raking leaves. Also, since the Red Sox were eliminated we have no serious use for Breeder's Cup. However, it reminds me of a ball game long ago between the Milwaukee Brewers and another loser team.

The pitcher, Mel Famey, had walked the bases loaded. The guy on first noticed a can of beer in Famey's back pocket and yelled over to the guy on second, "What's that in Mel
's back pocket?"

The runner on second shouted back, "That's Schlitz, the beer that made Mel Famey walk us!"

Note to Husband:They don't make Grain Belt any more. (sigh)

your husband said...

Grain Belt is on tap at the Embassy Suites in Bloomington, MN. I know, I had a glass.

In the immortal words of Monty Python: "I'm not dead yet".

Amateurcapper said...

You've given me a thought for selecting next year's winner.
Also, I've contacted Handride about joining TBA and he wanted your input about my blogs, old ( and new ( I can forward your reply or you can contact Handride directly.
Thank you for your time.


Rob (aka. Amateurcapper)