NEWS STORY 60 - (UPDATE AFTER THE RACE ! - WE NAILED IT !) KY DERBY '06 BARBERO'S BIGGEST CHALLENGE, BAFFERT'S GAMBIT, JAZIL'S BIG CHANCE ...

We have a very exciting and WIDE OPEN Kentucky Derby this year. Please note, none of the favorites in the Kentucky Derby this year have raced against each other ! This sets up many unknown factors for the fans .....

Story by MC_Excelsior "The Stick"

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5/06/06 - WE NAILED BARBERO ON TOP FOR YOU, MANY FANS WRITE IN TO SAY THANK YOU ! MC SAYS...YOUR WELCOME !!!!

Barbero victory photo copyright(c) cindy pierson-dulay, reprinted with her permission.

*BARBERO WINNING THE 2006 KENTUCKY DERBY !*

I told you everyone who asked me that Barbero was going to win the Kentucky Derby this year. Just look what we wrote about him below in the article from 5/03. We loved his ability to win on any surface, and knew he was well rested coming in. 6-1 ? We thought it would be a gift at 4-1 ! I LOVE IT ! - MC I even wrote the article below on 5/03 telling everyone this was Barbero's greatest challenge, and now his greatest victory !!!

We took home odds of 6-1 for a $14.20 payoff...WAY TO GO GUYS ! I am was just reading emails from our Sales@TheStickHorseRacing.Com mailbox and I have over 300 emails waiting for me. I have been cutting and pasting the emails for all our fans to read. below.

RESULT FROM THE 2006 KENTUCKY DERBY
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Horse PP# - NAME - JOCKEY - WPS
PP#8 Barbaro Prado $14.20 $8.00 $6.00
PP#13 Bluegrass Cat Dominguez $28.40 $15.40
PP#2 Steppenwolfer Albarado $7.80
Fractional Times :22 3/5 :46 1:10 4/5 1:37 2:01 1/5(FINAL TIME)
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FAN EMAIL FROM 5/06/06

*From Peter J,
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*From Theodore Robson,
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*From Minh Xiang,
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*From Roseanne Jones,
"My father always took us kids to the racetrack on weekends, and even though my new family does not gamble, I had to go to the track and play the Kentucky Derby for my fathers memory. I saw your ad in the Daily Racing Form, and thought I would check out your site. After reading , "Barbero's Biggest Challenge", I knew he was the horse for me. Thank you Mr Stick, you made my escape to the track a winning one."

*From Jan Thompson,
"How did you pick all those winners today ? Im not complaining, but I noticed that you have some great days and some not so great ones in your free review of the instant view sheets. Do you really focus on certain days and just choose to pick all the winners ? Like I said, I'm not complaining, I won big time. Thanks for the great day."

*From Father Joe,
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*From Jill St.Claire,
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*From Mary Rahrlon,
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*From Paul Lavatore,
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*From Roberta Shelton,
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*From Mel Schwartz,
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*From Steven Smythe,
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*From Ichi Watanabe,
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*From Janet Rosenthal,
"Thank you for encouraging me to play Barbero with your picks. I liked him already, but was going to look for a longer priced horse to play. After reading your picks, I decided to "STICK" with him. I got back $142 for my $20. Thank you thank you thank you."

*From Bill,
"Yo yo yo, way to go. I bought your picks, and played sticks, and then cashed all the way home. You the man Stick, you the man."

Thank you to the above emailer's and to the 100-200 more I have received tonight. Im nothing without my fans, and I appreciate and love you guys very much ! Lets make every day a winning one.

Link to review our 2006 Kentucky Derby Selections and Entire Undercard below.

5/03/06 - KENTUCKY DERBY 2006 SET TO EXCITE FANS AND MAKE FOR GREAT RACING, The Stick Studio, Florida

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all horse photo's copyright(c) Cindy Pierson-Dulay, reprinted with her permission. Thank You Cindy !

*BARBERO'S BIGGEST CHALLENGE*

*BARBERO WEDENESDAY 5/03/06 WOROKOUT PHOTO*

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This is an UNDEFEATED 3 Year Old ! The Laurel Futurity, Tropical Park Derby, Holy Bull and Florida Derby trophies all belong to him. His five lifetime victories from five starts has earned him in excess of $800,000+

He's won on Turf and on Dirt in Stakes Races against his fellow 3 Year Olds. This is worthy of examining because it shows an ability to adapt and an ability to win when asked to face new obstacles. This ability may very well help him to win in that great void of uncertainty that is the Kentucky Derby X-Factor.

His victory in the Florida Derby was very impressive and a strong show of brute power to wear down a worthy rival. When one considers that the second place finisher, Sharp Humor, was running a very strong and powerful race, it is clear that Barbero is a BEAST ! Sharp Humor did everything that he was supposed to do to successfully win the Florida Derby. In fact, if Barbero had not run in that race, everyone would be talking about Sharp Humor's giant victory in the Florida Derby. What makes this race worthy of record and noting is the fact that all the horses in the Florida Derby ran with equal weights. All things Equal, Barbero crushed his rivals. Even when things were not even, and Barbero had to carry more weight, he still crushed his rivals.

Barbero is a Giant Figure looming on the Triple Crown horizon. Trainer Mike Matz has a great horse on his hands, and with Edgar Prado riding him, this is going to be a very nice horse to watch in the future.

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*BAFFERT'S GAMBIT*

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Remember all those years Bob Baffert has won the Kentucky Derby and many times just missed a Triple Crown ? Well, this year Baff is back with a vengeance !

While a Triple Crown remains Baff's main goal, he has assembled a Triple Threat !

*BOB AND JOHN WEDENESDAY 5/03/06 WORKOUT PHOTO*

Bob and John has won the Wood Memorial. In so doing, he defeated a top Todd Pletcher Trainee, Keyed Entry, and the late closing Jazil. If B and J had not stumbled at the break in the San Felipe, he might have put together a solid 4 race win streak coming into the Derby. Also, if your Baff, do you want "Go go Gomez" up or Victor Espinoza ? Both have shown great promise with the horse. This Seeking the Gold colt may well be a work in progress well on his way to becoming a star. DO NOT COUNT THIS ONE OUT ! He can score and/or be in the money at a nice price. We like this horse and think he will be a force down the road.

*SINISTER MINISTER 5/03/06 WORKOUT PHOTO*

Sinister Minister is the horse with the ominous sounding name. However, his victory in the Grade 1 Blue Grass was no fluke.It was a BLOWOUT ! It is very likely that this horse wants to go long and that his early career loses were the result of inexperience and being green. When one looks at the fractional times of the Blue Grass. one has to say...."WOW". If your Garret Gomez do you want this horse or do you want Bob and John ? Whichever one you pick, you know in the back of your mind that the other one has a solid chance of winning the Derby and going on to becoming a Triple Crown Winner. While other jockey's may envy Garret's choices, I honestly feel sympathy for him. One can only imagine the stress and angst "Go go" will feel having to ride against one of the horses he won a major grade one stake with.

*POINT DETERMINED 5/03/06 WOROKOUT PHOTO*

Point Determined has been the Baffert West's point leader. With impecable breeding and a $750,000 price tag, this one was bred to run well. Look at the bloodlines....Point Given out of a Broad Brush mare, it just does not get any better than that. In addition, Point Determined comes from off the pace, and has been improving against the likes of another likely favorite, Brother Derek. Point Determined is showing some trouble lines with his gate breaking abilities, but then he shows considerable power to catch and close against top level fields. Should he get a clear outside trip....Point Determined could bring home the Roses this Saturday. Whats more, you should be getting 10-1 or better on this one. Thats a gift considering if he had won his last two, instead of being second, he would probably be the 3-1 morning line favorite for beating other top contenders in this field.

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*JAZIL'S BIG CHANCE*

*JAZIL WEDENESDAY 5/03/06 WORKOUT PHOTO*

Who was that bluff running on late in the Wood Memorial ? Jazil ? What is a Jazil ? It sounds like a new type of cajun gumbo. "I'll have the Jazil with my Jambalaya please". Jazil is obviously some middle eastern name that its Shadwell/Dubai owners came up with that is a favorable term or name in their country.

Jazil has a unique feature in this years Kentucky Derby. He has the "Woodchopper" factor. That means he is the solid deep closer who likes to come from out of the clouds late and fly through the stretch. Sort of like Strike the Gold did for Nick Zito. Kiaran McLaughlin is a fantastic trainer, and he is showing signs of improving his game enough to compete at the highest levels in the sport.

While it is hard to figure out what happened in the Fountain of Youth Stakes, its not hard to figure out that Jazil needsto be taken to the back of the pack early on and then let loose through the stretch run of the Kentucky Derby to have his best chance to win. Its a little hard to figure out if he can negotiate all the tiring traffic in that will be in front of him, but one thing is for sure....when Jazil gets rolling late, the entire field will be in his sight's.

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There are many other's in this years Kentucky Derby with solid chances to shine. Brother Derek is the West Coast wonder this year with victories in the San Rafeal, Santa Catalina, and SA Derby. Lawyer Ron is the Mid West superstar this year with his victories in the Southwest, Rebel, and Arkansas Derby's.

*BROTHER DEREK WEDENESDAY 5/03/06 WORKOUT PHOTO*

*LAWYER RON WEDENESDAY 5/03/06 WORKOUT PHOTO*

We are going to be very busy formulating out Stick Speed Figures and SVI Value Index's for this years Run for the Roses. I have a feeling we're going to see something special this year. Please enjoy it live on track or at your favorite simulcast, or at home with a fabulous Kentucky Derby party. This race embodies America, and Americana. Enjoy it with your friends and families, and remember, its a very wide open race with many possible outcomes.

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Best Regards and Racing, MC_Excelsior

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