ABOUT THE SUPER BOWL AND HORSE RACING

Super Bowl Facts:

The 2010 Super Bowl attracted 106 million television viewers, making it the most watched program in the history of U. S. television. The 1983 final episode of “M-A-S-H” is second.

The cost of a 30-second advertisement was $3 million and sold out.

The Indianapolis Colts are the 7-1 favorite to win the 2011 Super Bowl and the New Orleans Saints are 9-1.

Some of the Proposition Bets that Pertained to the 2010 Super Bowl:

How many current NFL Players will be arrested during Super Bowl Week?

Over/Under 0.5

How long will it take Carrie Underwood to sing the National Anthem?

Over/Under 1 minute 45 seconds .

Who gets more mentions on CBS television, Archie Manning (Peyton’s father) or Hurricane Katrina?

Archie Manning     Even

Hurricane Katrina     Even

How Many Times will CBS show Kim Kardashian during the Game?

Over/Under 2.5

How Many Times will CBS show Bourbon Street during the Game?

Over/Under 2

Will a member of the Who smash a guitar on stage during the halftime show?

Yes +120 No -150

Horse Racing Business Proposition Bets for Thoroughbred Racing in 2010:

Will customers be playing slots at Aqueduct by the close of November 2010 (even if it is in a temporary facility)?

Yes   Even

No     Even

In how many races will Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta compete against one another in 2010?

Over/Under 1 (no bets accepted from California winery billionaires)

The next time that either Rachel Alexandra or Zenyatta (or both) race against equine males on national television, how many times during the telecast will the announcers refer to her taking on “the boys”?

Over/Under 1.5 (this is the anthropomorphic proposition) 

How many times will the announcers on the NBC telecast of the Kentucky Derby refer to the difficulties of evaluating horses that have run mostly or entirely on synthetic surfaces?

Over/Under 1.5

How many starters will there be in the 2010 Belmont?

Over/Under 9

Between D. Wayne Lukas and Todd Pletcher, how many different horses will they start and run in the 2010 Triple Crown races?

Over/Under 5

What will be the average television rating for the 2010 Breeders’ Cup?

Over/Under .8 (as long as the powers that be at the Breeders’ Cup insist on scheduling against college football during the day, the ratings will continue to tank…how low can they go?)

What will be the opening weekend box office gross for the Secretariat movie in the United States?

Over/Under $6.8 million

What will be the price of Churchill Downs stock on Derby Day 2010 (at the close of the Nasdaq on April 30, 2010)?

Over/Under $38.20

Cumulative gross sales in dollars for 2010 at the Keeneland auctions will be at what level compared to 2009?

Over/Under + 12%

Total pari-mutuel handle on horse racing for the United States and Canada in 2010 will be at what level compared to 2009?

Over/Under – 3.5%

Copyright © 2010 Horse Racing Business

Comments

  1. I’ll take the “no” on the Aqueduct slots by Nov. 2010 and “under 1” meetings between Rachel and Zenyatta.

    I’m a realist. 😉

  2. I’ll take the under -3.5% for handle. I’m thinking -8% or worse.

    I do think Rachel and Zenyatta will meet. Racing is desperate and will beg for it to happen.

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