Shawn O’Neill wins the 1st Prof DW Kentucky Derby….Derby!

There were 3 contestants that correctly selected Mystik Dan at 18-1 to win the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby nosing out fast closing 2nd place finisher Sierra Leone and 3rd place horse Forever Young. 2 noses separated the 3 finishers in a dramatic photo finish.

Just a quick reminder of the contest, each contestant received a “pretend” $2 win place and show ticket on their 1st pick, then a $2 place only ticket for their 2nd pick and the same $2 show ticket for their 3rd pick. Each contestant also got a $1 straight exacta ticket (picking 1st and 2nd exactly) and a $1 trifecta ticket picking the top 3 exactly.

The 3 who selected Mystik Dan all got credit for the $2 win, place and show pay-offs that equaled $65.54. So it came down to their 2nd and 3rd picks. The winner Shawn O’Neill selected Stronghold to run 2nd but Stronghold was no where close. O’Neill then picked Sierra Leone to place 3rd which means his $2 show ticket was good for $4.64 giving him a grand total of $70.18.

Coming in 2nd and 3rd are the married couple of Lorilynn Mohney and her husband DAN Mohney. I capitalized DAN as that was how the two came up with their win pick, Mystik DAN. Dan had selected Grand Mo the First to run 2nd and Fierceness to run 3rd and both were well out of it so Dan got 3rd.

Meantime, Lorilynn picked Forever Young to run 2nd and Just Steel to be 3rd. The 1st tie-breaker is if neither 2nd place pick took 2nd then whose pick finished best and that went to Forever Young who was a half a head from winning and a nose behind for 2nd. Had Forever Young taken 2nd and Sierra Leone 3rd O’Neill would still have finished with $70.18 but Lorilynn’s place bet on Forever Young would have given her not only the place bet but she was a nose away from hitting the exacta which would have likely paid near $200 and Lorilynn would have won easily.

But since Forever Young finished 3rd Lorilynne didn’t get anything to add to her winnings. So the contest literally came down to a nose finish and Shawn O’Neill much like Mystik Dan held on at the end for the photo finish win.

Had Sierra Leone won, O’Neill still would have likely won with the place and show winnings from Mystik Dan and the show winnings on Sierra Leone and would have given him just enough to beat Kevin Hamrick who picked Sierra Leone to win and Forever Young to show.

The Professor finished tied for 14th with Sierra Leone place bet. O’Neill defeats the Professor and adds the Hoody to  his Prize package.

Congrats to all our winners and thanks to everyone for playing. Stay Tuned more contests are coming from Professor DW!

Offical pay-outs of the Kentucky Derby

Mystik Dan $39.22 $16.32 $10.00
Sierra Leone $6.54 $4.64
Forever Young (Jpn) $5.58

$1 Exacta 3-2 paid $129.28
$1 Trifecta 3-2-11 $1,113.84

Contest Prize Winnings

1st Shawn O’Neill     $200, a day for 8 at Emerald Downs during the 2024 season and he beat Professor DW so he gets a bonus prize of an Eli Sports Network Hoodie.

2nd Lorilynn Mohney     $100 and a day for 4 at Emerald Downs this season.

3rd Dan Mohney   $50 and 2 tickets to Emerald Downs this season.

Complete Order of Finish of those who cashed some winnings. I you are not listed means you ended with “0”. There were many in that category so do not feel bad about taking a big swing!

Place Winnings Contestant 1st Place Pick 2nd Place Pick 3rd Place Pick
1st 70.18 Shawn ONeill mystik-dan-20-1 stronghold-20-1 sierra-leone-3-1
2nd 65.54 Lorilynn Mohney mystik-dan-20-1 forever-young-10-1 just-steel-20-1
3rd 65.54 Dan Mohney mystik-dan-20-1 grand-mo-the-first-50-1 fierceness-5-2
4th 31.90 Ed Cornier forever-young-10-1 mystik-dan-20-1 west-saratoga-50-1
5th 30.96 Jody Hulsey fierceness-5-2 mystik-dan-20-1 sierra-leone-3-1
5th 30.96 Craig Fredrickson fierceness-5-2 mystik-dan-20-1 sierra-leone-3-1
7th 16.76 Kevin Hamrick Hamrick sierra-leone-3-1 fierceness-5-2 forever-young-10-1
8th 12.12 Matthew King catching-freedom-8-1 sierra-leone-3-1 forever-young-10-1
8th 12.12 Brian Permann Permann fierceness-5-2 sierra-leone-3-1 forever-young-10-1
8th 12.12 Keith Stottlemyre forever-young-10-1 fierceness-5-2 sierra-leone-3-1
8th 12.12 Erin Walick fierceness-5-2 sierra-leone-3-1 forever-young-10-1
12th 11.18 Bob Cappelletti sierra-leone-3-1 catching-freedom-8-1 fierceness-5-2
12th 11.18 Jeff Johnson sierra-leone-3-1 honor-marie-20-1 just-steel-20-1
14th 6.54 Roy Clark fierceness-5-2 sierra-leone-3-1 catching-freedom-8-1
14th 6.54 Nick Lofquist fierceness-5-2 sierra-leone-3-1 domestic-product-30-1
14th 6.54 Darin Arthur dornoch-20-1 sierra-leone-3-1 t-o-password-30-1
14th 6.54 Tony Davis just-a-touch-10-1 sierra-leone-3-1 track-phantom-20-1
14th 6.54 BOb Kickner sierra-leone-3-1 fierceness-5-2 just-a-touch-10-1
14th 6.54 Lee Stockwell fierceness-5-2 sierra-leone-3-1 just-a-touch-10-1
14th 6.54 Angela Roy fierceness-5-2 sierra-leone-3-1 catching-freedom-8-1
14th 6.54 professor DW domestic-product-30-1 sierra-leone-3-1 honor-marie-20-1
14th 6.54 Skip Smith fierceness-5-2 sierra-leone-3-1 catching-freedom-8-1
14th 6.54 Shannon Brazell fierceness-5-2 sierra-leone-3-1 catching-freedom-8-1
14th 6.54 Carter Fabritius catching-freedom-8-1 sierra-leone-3-1 just-a-touch-10-1
14th 6.54 William Russell fierceness-5-2 sierra-leone-3-1 catching-freedom-8-1
26th 5.58 Clifford Nichols Nichols forever-young-10-1 catching-freedom-8-1 just-a-touch-10-1
26th 5.58 Dori Guyette dornoch-20-1 stronghold-20-1 forever-young-10-1
26th 5.58 Jamie Barnes forever-young-10-1 fierceness-5-2 honor-marie-20-1

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