Belmont's Stake in the Heart of the Triple Crown

Posted by Jess Lin

6/12/14 11:06 AM

With the third largest crowd ever seen at the Belmont Stakes, it looked as though California Chrome was poised to make history this past Saturday. As the 11 horses raced down the final stretch, though, it became clear that we would not see another Triple Crown winner this year. Given our success at predicting previous races, did the Belmont Stakes catch us flat footed?

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Topics: Eureqa, Triple Crown, Belmont Stakes

What's Nutonian's Stake at the Belmont?

Posted by Jess Lin

6/5/14 11:00 AM

After our successful prediction of the Kentucky Derby and California Chrome’s continued dominance in the Preakness, we couldn’t resist from throwing our hats into the Triple Crown prediction ring. Will we finally see a horse awarded the Triple Crown this year, becoming only the 12th horse to win that honor? The Belmont Stakes has a reputation as the Test of the Champion, but this year we’ll have the test answers before the race even begins.

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Topics: Eureqa, Triple Crown, California Chrome, Belmont Stakes

One Hat to Rule Them All

Posted by Jess Lin

5/5/14 5:30 PM

The first jewel of the Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing took place this past Saturday, at the 140th Kentucky Derby. While California Chrome was the heavy favorite leading up to this year's Derby, the race is never over till it's over, and standings for the rest of the field could have gone in any direction. Without any prior knowledge of horse racing lore, Eureqa® and's handicapping data helped us complete beginners predict 4 of the first 5 horses across the finish line.

The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports

While the lavish hats and the $2,000 mint juleps always deserve attention at America's most popular horse race, the real stars of the show are the 3 year old colts. California Chrome's cinderella story, combined with Wicked Strong's connection to Boston and New England, drew the second-largest crowd the Kentucky Derby has ever seen. Thousands of experienced and amateur handicappers have been following these 19 colts throughout their racing careers, discovering intimate details about their quirks and characteristics, but were there hidden relationships that no one had accounted for yet?

Once we started running's unique handicapping data through Nutonian's cognitive computing engine, the answer was clear. I can't deny that my eyes glazed over after looking through 62 different variables and 265 horses, but Eureqa®'s autonomous insights ran into no such obstacle. By uncovering a deep relationship between just 4 key variables, Eureqa® helped us predict the finish of the race.

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Topics: Eureqa, Kentucky Derby, Triple Crown

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