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2013 Kentucky Derby - May Madness

May Madness

 

College basketball may have March Madness, but in the world of racing, it is all about May Madness! The first Saturday in May to be exact. The field has been created, and unlike the NCAA tourney, the Kentucky Derby brackets stick with a simple field of 64.

 

The rules are simple, win and advance; 1 vs. 16, 8 vs. 9, and so on. Print out the field, and tell me (right here in the comment section for the world to see) who you have advancing to the sweet 16, the elite 8, the final four, all the way to the one horse who you think will be adorned in roses on the first Saturday in May. And for the first time ever, a $200 win bet on the horse of your choice in the 2013 Preakness awaits the lucky winner.

 

The winner will be the bracket with the most final four picks that finish in the top five in the Derby. To keep it a level playing field, you must use the brackets below, and all picks must be in by Tuesday, March 19. If there is a tie, it will be decided on how well your champion finishes. If still tied, overall finishes of your elite eight will decide things. Without further ado, I am proud to reveal the brackets for the third annual Kentucky Derby Tournament on Horse Racing Nation. Let the games begin!

 

 *Please note - The 11 seed in the Affirmed region is Siete de Oros

  

 

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Older Comments about 2013 Kentucky Derby - May Madness...

*** head nod... what is wrong with me today? lol
I am a bit concerned. He gave me the head bob too...
SS. I might be concerned if Monkey winked at me.
Thanks BP- I think Monkey even winked at me ;)
Elmo sends his congrats too SS. I am sure Limpy is happy too.
WOW!! I completely missed this.. I kinda even forgot about it ! Thanks everyone!
Congrats, SSilence!
Congrats SSilence.
Hurrah for SSilence!
In a very tight horse race, SSilence86 was the winner ... Congratulations! Please contact me at zipseatthetrack@live.com to claim your prize!
Entries are now closed ... Thank you to everyone for playing!
orb,verrazano,vyjack,hear the ghost,balance the books,will take charge,palace malice,fear the kitten,shakin it up,abraham,itsmyluckyday,verrazano,speak logistics,uncaptured,revolutionaryoxbow,normandy invasion
Sweet 16: Verrazano, Balance the Books, Hear the Ghost, Flashback, Den's Legacy, Code West, My Name Is Michael, Palace Malace, Orb, Oxbow, Shanghai Bobby, Uncaptured, Itsmyluckyday, Rydilluc, Revolutionary, Normandy Invasion... Elite 8: Verrazano, Hear the Ghost, Code West, Palace Malace, Oxbow, Shanghai Bobby, Itsmyluckyday, Normandy Invasion... Final 4: Hear the Ghost, Code West, Oxbow, Normandy Invasion... Finals: Hear the Ghost, Oxbow... Derby Champ: Oxbow
  • Capper · Oxbow & Hear the Ghost can only meet in the final 4, not the final 2, please revise. · 582 days ago
2013 Kentucky Derby Winner............Uncaptured
2. Verrazano & Uncaptured
4.Verrazano, Code West, Uncaptured & Normandy Invasion
8.Verrazano, Hear The Ghost, Code West, Super Ninety Nine, Orb, Uncaptured, Revolutionary & Normandy Invasion
16.Verrazano,Balance The Books,Hear The Ghost,Flashback,Vyjack,Code West,Super Ninety Nine, Shakin It Up,Orb,Shanghai Bobby,Uncaptured,Goldencents,Itsmyluckyday,Revolutionary,Tiz a Minister &Normandy Invasion
16: Verrazano, Hear the Ghost, Balance the Books, Tiz the Truth, Orb, Flashback, Frac Daddy, Will take Charge, Code West, Proud Strike, Are you Kidding Me, Always in a Tiz, Itsmyluckyday, Revolutionary, Tiz a Minister, Java's War
sweet 16 - verrazano, dynamice sky,tiz the truth, flashback, orb, will take charge, he's had enough, shanghai bobby, vjack, overanalyzed, super ninety nine, palace malice, itsmyluckyday, treasury bill, normandy invasion, revolutionary / elite eight - verrazano, flashback, will take charge, he’s had enough, vjack, super ninety nine, treasury bill, revolutionary / final four – flashback, will take charge, super ninety nine, revolutionary / final two – will take charge, super ninety nine / winner – super ninety nine

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Brian has been a passionate fan of horse racing since birth. Taken to the races at a very young age, he has been lucky enough to see all the greats in person from Secretariat and Ruffian through Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta. Before coming to the Nation, Brian displayed his love for the sport through the development of his horse racing website, which quickly became one of the most popular blogs in the game. 
  
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A graduate of DePaul University, Brian lives in Suburban Chicago with his wife Candice and daughter Kendra, where he is a professional golf instructor when he is not following the horses.