Dude, it's a hunch

 The Florida Derby.

Let's be honest, how many of us believe in hunch bets as handicappers? If you answered 'Yes', would we bet on First Dude and Game On Dude? Would we also put money on Radiohead since it is a sweet band that Dude's enjoy listening too? What is your angle for the race?



Jedi Code
 is BACK!!!!!!


Distance: Four Furlongs

Time: 51:40 Breezing

Track Condition: Fast

Surface: All Weather Track

Rank: 2/4

Read all my raves on Jedi Code here.



Penn National: 3/17/10
Race 6 Claiming ($4,000)
Stats: 32-3-5-5  $97,814

Marta said: "He was closing that to finish 5th,  just a head out of fourth. He also galloped out well. Earned $360."

 Arrrrr raced in a $4,000 claiming race. My co-worker and I considered the prospect of claiming him, since we have followed him for a few years now. Arrrrr is a sound horse and is a classic Durkin call name. We have managed to arrange transportation and a home, but tweeted about people willing to put up the money to claim him. We also discussed a couple places to race him in one or two races to gain our money back, before retiring him.


If you remember me talking about Scooby Dubai last year, I found another name that fits with the classic cartoon series. Scooby Dubai also worked recently.

Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2009 Winter Mixed Sale
Indian Express - D D Ruby, by Rubiano
(Beth Bayer, agent)
Not Sold

Scooby Dubai
Workout: 03-19-2010
Track: Woodbine
Surface: All Weather Track
Distance: 3 Furlongs
Workout type: Breezing
Workout time: 0:36.20
Track condition: Fast


Leave a Comment:


Please save Arrr. I'll send some $ if needed. Just save him

19 Mar 2010 5:10 PM

Adam, I'm glad Jedi Code is back, but I didn't realize Arrrr was going through the claiming ranks backward.  That's so sad.  Would love to read soon that your group did claim him.  It would not surprise me in the least if there isn't a lot of money put on First Dude and Game On Dude just because of the coolness of their names.  Why not?  Thanks for making me smile.

20 Mar 2010 10:59 AM

Good news!

Arrrrr's trainer at Penn National - Mike Salvaggio - just retired him. The horse was vet scratched in a $4,000 claimer at Penn National on May 1. He was telling them he didn't want to be a race horse any more, and they listened.

The new owner - Stacy Hindt - had been following the horse, got in touch with the trainer over the weekend. A lot of fans from Saratoga - fans still remember Tom Durkin's classic call - across the Northeast were following the story.

Arrrrr arrived at his new home in Elkton MD yesterday. She's given him the barn name "Captain Morgan" and everybody's thrilled.

More on Alex Brown's site - great adoption day pictures - forums.delphiforums.com/.../messages - under horse racing.

Arrrrr's new blog - arrrrrjourney.blogspot.com

Thanks to Mike Salvaggio and all the folks who brought Arrrrr through his racing career, then retired him when it was best for the horse. Wishing Arrrrr - Captain Morgan - well in his new career!  

11 May 2010 4:20 PM

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