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Report: Tom Brady wins big at Kentucky Derby

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We’ve known for many years that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has plenty of football skills, but it seems that he’s a pretty good horse racing handicapper as well.

Brady was at the Kentucky Derby in Louisville over the weekend and was caught on video celebrating Orb’s victory with as much excitement as the horse’s owners immediately after the race came to a close. There’s a lot of hugging, back slapping and an appearance by former Patriots Tedy Bruschi, Dan Koppen and Wes Welker as well during a scrum that raised the question of just why Brady was so excited about a win for the Janney and Phipps families.

According to the Boston Herald, it is because Brady had a pretty big win of his own on Saturday. Brady reportedly bet $4,700 on Orb to win the race, a wager that wound up returning $25,000 when he crossed the line before any of the other 18 horses. Brady certainly wasn’t putting his life savings on the line, but that kind of win at the track would certainly explain all the whooping at Churchill Downs.

Three Super Bowl rings, millions of dollars in the bank, a supermodel wife and a nose for winners at the track. When’s something ever going to break right for this Brady fella?

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84 Responses to “Report: Tom Brady wins big at Kentucky Derby”
  1. conradantiestablishment says: May 6, 2013 12:26 PM

    Winning!!!

  2. blackngold4life says: May 6, 2013 12:28 PM

    He’ll get a letter from the NFL just because

  3. blackandbluedivision says: May 6, 2013 12:28 PM

    Somewhere Bridget Moynahan is smiling. She just found out where her child support check is coming from.

  4. yooperman says: May 6, 2013 12:29 PM

    He won because he had cameras in the stables during warmups. Come on, man! Someone had to say this.

  5. mastermind2514 says: May 6, 2013 12:32 PM

    the rich get richer.. Nothing new here

  6. logicalvoicesays says: May 6, 2013 12:32 PM

    2/1 odds that he cheated. #PatriotWay

  7. Stiller43 says: May 6, 2013 12:33 PM

    $4,700 for him? Thats like one of us putting 20 cents down and backslapping when it comes back we won a dollar.

  8. blacknole08 says: May 6, 2013 12:33 PM

    So many people hate on Brady because he has everything a guy could want. But he truly is in a class of his own.

  9. bigharold says: May 6, 2013 12:34 PM

    ” .. explain all the whooping at Churchill Downs.”

    Whopping, .. really? Him betting $4700, is like me betting $10.

  10. scoops1 says: May 6, 2013 12:35 PM

    Some guys have all the Luck…..

  11. liveandcrywithbills says: May 6, 2013 12:36 PM

    I am so jealous of Brady. My Bills will never go anywhere until this master of all trades retires.

  12. atk87 says: May 6, 2013 12:37 PM

    Brady is friends with Orb’s owners so that’s probably why he placed the bet he did.

  13. navyeoddavee9 says: May 6, 2013 12:37 PM

    He’d be a bigger winner, donating his winnings to a worthwhile charity

  14. dealer009 says: May 6, 2013 12:39 PM

    Why even waste your time buying the ticket if you’re that rich?

  15. showftyme says: May 6, 2013 12:41 PM

    Keep in mind, he really didn’t play much in college and was a draft day flier … so he’s had some struggles.

    We don’t read about him in the police blotter, so we should be happy for the guy … HATER!

  16. dennisatunity says: May 6, 2013 12:42 PM

    Sure, he has had a good run for several years now. But all we have is the public persona. We don’t know any of the things going on in his life behind the scenes. It might be more difficult than we can ever imagine. And if the public things seem to going well, all I can say is “Good for him. He seems like a good guy.”

  17. seaeagle707 says: May 6, 2013 12:43 PM

    Evidently the personification of the term, “living a charmed life”. Its why I don’t go to the track. I couldn’t win a $2 “Show” bet on a nag with even odds.

  18. humbleminded85 says: May 6, 2013 12:44 PM

    I was gonna do the whole “Been a while since you won something” bit but then again cracking on a NFL player/millionaire/sex symbol when my breakfast just consisted of 3 items off the dollar menu wouldn’t look nor feel right.

  19. CKL says: May 6, 2013 12:44 PM

    Ican’t wait to see how many ignorant and insulting comments this gets. :P
    I thought as happy as TB was he must have known the owner personally!
    I wonder if Welker bet? He actually owns a horse named Undrafted and races (in other races, not the Derby I don’t believe).

  20. captaineagles says: May 6, 2013 12:45 PM

    During the season when he doesn’t have Welker anymore and Amendola gets injured. That’s when I think his luck will start running out. Welker made that offense what it was.

  21. jimmyt says: May 6, 2013 12:47 PM

    Probably knew the other horses trainers signals.

  22. patriotenvy says: May 6, 2013 12:47 PM

    Yeah, but pocket change for him. That’s like a story about me winning $25 dollars on a scratch ticket.

  23. malvaren18 says: May 6, 2013 12:49 PM

    I really feel sorry for this guy!

  24. bgm9876 says: May 6, 2013 12:52 PM

    what did he win $2 dollars?

  25. rayswhitesuit says: May 6, 2013 12:56 PM

    Really? Tom Brady, multimillionaire, married to another multimillionaire, won 25K yesterday, when there was virtually NO risk in his $4700 wager?

    It would have been bigger news if you reported that he’d had a Slurpee yesterday.

  26. patsfiend says: May 6, 2013 12:56 PM

    He flew down to the derby in the private jet of Orb’s owners, supposedly, as reported elsewhere. Who was he supposed to bet on?

    Plus, I’m sure he had seen practice film of the horses warming up. Because, you know, Brady can’t win anything without cheating.

    (Just getting out in front of it.)

  27. kevo126 says: May 6, 2013 12:57 PM

    of course he bet on the baltimore horse…

  28. cptkickurass says: May 6, 2013 1:00 PM

    25k of which he lit on fire to light his cigar with after the win…

  29. thesteelers says: May 6, 2013 1:07 PM

    He picks the favorite and can only muster a measly five grand? How bold.

  30. catquick says: May 6, 2013 1:08 PM

    He can use the cash for a new hat

  31. sixjak says: May 6, 2013 1:11 PM

    Good for him. I hope he becomes as wealthy as he wants to. Screw the peons.

  32. thegreatgabbert says: May 6, 2013 1:14 PM

    The Accumulated Brain Damage litigants are saving all the photographs of Brady in his different outfits to use as evidence in their case.

  33. albertmn says: May 6, 2013 1:16 PM

    Something about that picture makes him look both gigantic compared to the other guy and old (he looks 50+ in that hat).

  34. bnwpnw says: May 6, 2013 1:18 PM

    The Kentucky Derby is a good good time, even if you’re not Tom Brady. If you haven’t gone yet, it’s definitely a “life list” item. Plus, it’s the offseason, so no interference with my football watching activities.

  35. tomcous says: May 6, 2013 1:25 PM

    I feel the pain within your name … but couldn’t disagree with you more …

    I haven’t been able to get to many games, but been to 2 where the Bills won (of course seen plenty the other way) … Beating Brady couldn’t be sweeter! … rare, but sweet!

    ——————————–
    @liveandcrywithbills says:
    May 6, 2013 12:36 PM
    I am so jealous of Brady. My Bills will never go anywhere until this master of all trades retires.

  36. melkipershero says: May 6, 2013 1:25 PM

    Hey logical. Before you talk about the Pats cheating ask yourself why the Skins dont have their full cap at their disposal? Seriously people they beat the Rams in the Superbowl and let it go long ago. Every team does something.

  37. micknangold says: May 6, 2013 1:25 PM

    Yet Pete Rose is banned for life.

  38. superdave2013 says: May 6, 2013 1:26 PM

    Sounds like a lot of Brady haters out there.do really think tb dosent work hard on the field to earn his pay.then my friends you never played football .i have my wife @I work hard ever day to earn our keep .I retired in 09 at 47.DON’T HATE THE PLAYER .HATE THE GAME …TRY BEING HAPPY .MAKES THE DAY BETTER FOR ALL.LOL EVERYONE ..

  39. laxcoach37 says: May 6, 2013 1:30 PM

    As long as he avoids any involvement with events that says NY Giants, he should be fine. Seriously, as a Dolphins fan he has ruined the last 10 years for me, but you can’t hide the fact that this guy is to be admired. He works hard and is a proven winner on and off the field. We are ALL jealous, the difference is for us sane folks is that hating should only come to those that don’t deservethe good fortune. Tom Brady is a true role model, good citizen and a 1st Ballot Hall of Famer. All the power to him.

  40. rayswhitesuit says: May 6, 2013 1:30 PM

    albertmn says:
    May 6, 2013 1:16 PM
    Something about that picture makes him look both gigantic compared to the other guy and old (he looks 50+ in that hat).

    ____________________________________
    You mean Bill Belichick?

  41. jamaltimore says: May 6, 2013 1:33 PM

    Dude hasn’t won a big game since 2003 nice to know he won something that track and hope he retires there soon. The AFC and the patriots belong to Flacco now!

  42. mazblast says: May 6, 2013 1:34 PM

    Pretty Boy won something in some sport’s biggest game? That hasn’t happened in years!

  43. cowboysallday says: May 6, 2013 1:35 PM

    I wish I could be Brady for a day

  44. mazblast says: May 6, 2013 1:36 PM

    captaineagles says:May 6, 2013 12:45 PM

    During the season when he doesn’t have Welker anymore and Amendola gets injured. That’s when I think his luck will start running out. Welker made that offense what it was.
    —————————————
    Untrue. He used to win without Welker. Of course, he and his team had a little extra help, but they did win without Wes. Props where props are due.

  45. briang123 says: May 6, 2013 1:37 PM

    No big deal. It’s not like there is any gambling on football going on.

  46. tdk24 says: May 6, 2013 1:38 PM

    “dealer009 says:
    May 6, 2013 12:39 PM
    Why even waste your time buying the ticket if you’re that rich?”
    ______________________________

    Because gambling is an addiction. He probably bet on the Giants to win in their last 2 Superbowls.

  47. beachsidejames says: May 6, 2013 1:38 PM

    This guy has been killing my team for was seems like forever. Still ..you gotta love him just not on sundays.

  48. denverwally says: May 6, 2013 1:42 PM

    Lets see now, all the little minds in these comment threads killed Amandola for publicizing that he was going to donate to the Boston Bombings charities. So now some little mind is hammering Brady for not donating his winnings to a charity. You can’t win with the haters on these sites. How do you know he did not donate? Just because he didn’t make some public comment about it? I would be willing to bet dollars to donuts that he donates far more than most people would ever guess. He’s a totally class individual, he was brought up in a solid household of a loving family, he never turns up on the police blotters, and he is (queue the haters) a devout Catholic. Donations are part of his upbringing and his life, I am sure.

  49. hehateme2 says: May 6, 2013 1:43 PM

    blacknole08 says: May 6, 2013 12:33 PM

    So many people hate on Brady because he has everything a guy could want. But he truly is in a class of his own?

    Really? He cries and pouts when calls don’t go his way. Poor sport. Fathered a child and abandoned the mother…. yea, great role model.

  50. jimbo75025 says: May 6, 2013 1:45 PM

    catquick says:
    May 6, 2013 1:08 PM
    He can use the cash for a new hat

    ——-
    Hey now, maybe he got a free bowl of soup with that hat……

  51. eddiegabriel2013 says: May 6, 2013 1:47 PM

    who does he like in the preakness?

  52. rushmatic says: May 6, 2013 1:48 PM

    navyeoddavee9 says: May 6, 2013 12:37 PM

    He’d be a bigger winner, donating his winnings to a worthwhile charity

    _____________

    This whole internet thing makes it so easy to judge, doesn’t it?

  53. ampats says: May 6, 2013 1:50 PM

    Knew there would be alot of stupid comments as soon as it was posted since this is old news to us living in New England.

    Especially the comments about him only putting down a $4700 bet. I guess instead he should have bet 1 million $$ or some absurd amount like other athletes like Joey Porter that lose ridiculous somes on money gambling that creates financial hardships on them.

    There is an old saying about betting, only bet what you can afford to lose and Brady placed the bet for the fun of it.

    Hate on Tom Brady all you want but there is one thing this has proven again, Tom Brady is a winner !!

  54. Patskrieg dot com says: May 6, 2013 1:57 PM

    I read the headline and figured this would go over like the time Mr. Burns won that minivan at the Isotopes game and got Whitey Ford knocked unconscious by the barrage of pretzels.

    But things are relative tame here.

  55. flash1283 says: May 6, 2013 2:00 PM

    jamaltimore says: May 6, 2013 1:33 PM

    Dude hasn’t won a big game since 2003 nice to know he won something that track and hope he retires there soon. The AFC and the patriots belong to Flacco now!

    —-

    Yeah, I guess winning 2 AFC championship games in the last few years is “nothing”.

    Ans please the 12th rated QB in the NFL, Jump Ball Joe owns nothing.

    Oh how is life will be difficult without Q to bail him out!

  56. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: May 6, 2013 2:01 PM

    Nice hat…you think his ugly wife would give him some fashion tips.

  57. bonniebengal says: May 6, 2013 2:10 PM

    The hat is horrific. He’s looking old in that pic too.

  58. harrisonhits2 says: May 6, 2013 2:12 PM

    ‘as a Dolphins fan he has ruined the last 10 years for me, but you can’t hide the fact that this guy is to be admired’
    ————————–

    Strange I would say the Dolphins owners and management ruined the last 10 years. The Pats just give them a little helping hand now and again.

  59. EJ says: May 6, 2013 2:13 PM

    @liveandcrywithbills says:
    May 6, 2013 12:36 PM
    I am so jealous of Brady. My Bills will never go anywhere until this master of all trades retires.

    I usually don’t disagree very often with other Bills fans, but I had to with this one. The Bills may have not have had much luck lately against Tom Brady and the Patriots, but I believe we are about to turn the corner on that very soon. Buffalo is just starting to come back together, how the team was during the early 90′s. I may sometimes have trouble hearing now and then, but you can’t miss the sound of the winds of change coming! Go Bills!!!! #BillsMafia #EJ3

  60. ampats says: May 6, 2013 2:14 PM

    PS hehateme’

    being a disgruntled Dolphins fan whose team may be moving in the not too distant future shouldn’t get in the way of the facts which couldn’t be further from the truth regarding Tom Brady’s breakup with Bridget Moynahan.

    I suggest you might want to look into your icon Dan Marino’s marital history and documented philandering with young things which is why his wife of many years divorced him.

  61. almighty1 says: May 6, 2013 2:25 PM

    This is equivalent to me winning $1 on a scratch off.

  62. flash1283 says: May 6, 2013 2:32 PM

    EJ says: May 6, 2013 2:13 PM

    @liveandcrywithbills says:
    May 6, 2013 12:36 PM
    I am so jealous of Brady. My Bills will never go anywhere until this master of all trades retires.

    I usually don’t disagree very often with other Bills fans, but I had to with this one. The Bills may have not have had much luck lately against Tom Brady and the Patriots, but I believe we are about to turn the corner on that very soon. Buffalo is just starting to come back together, how the team was during the early 90′s. I may sometimes have trouble hearing now and then, but you can’t miss the sound of the winds of change coming! Go Bills!!!! #BillsMafia #EJ3

    —-

    Oh EJ, you poor poor delusional Bills fan……

    #Billsmafiaislame

  63. thestrategyexpert says: May 6, 2013 2:35 PM

    Good lord he gets excited over a 20 grand score, that’s just sickening. What a shame.

  64. 8to80texansblog says: May 6, 2013 2:42 PM

    jamaltimore says: May 6, 2013 1:33 PM

    Dude hasn’t won a big game since 2003 nice to know he won something that track and hope he retires there soon. The AFC and the patriots belong to Flacco now!
    =======================

    Ravens fans are becoming insufferable lately….

  65. bleedgreen11 says: May 6, 2013 2:43 PM

    Its not the equivalent of any of you degenerates winning a dollar or 10 dollars. Its 25 grand.

  66. weepingjebus says: May 6, 2013 3:37 PM

    That photo makes him look 70 years old.

    – suddenly terrified Pats fan

  67. wtfchiefs says: May 6, 2013 3:55 PM

    Art Schlichter says congrats Tom!

  68. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: May 6, 2013 3:56 PM

    He’s gambled on quite a few fillies over the years to mixed results :-)

    I’m sure he felt safe in that ORB wouldn’t make him cut his hair or dress a certain way

  69. postaldude2012 says: May 6, 2013 4:18 PM

    Wouldn’t that be a more of a blessing if he just gave it out to all the people that tried in this world and want to make this a better place for everyone else? Pay it Forward my brother!

  70. mja2001 says: May 6, 2013 5:06 PM

    Who cares about the race…

    Seriously, the bow tie and all the yipping???

    He looked like Pee-Wee at an adult movie convention.

  71. pauljr1963 says: May 6, 2013 5:15 PM

    I hope he was smart enough to break that into smaller $100 bets to avoid the IRS window.

  72. gdeli says: May 6, 2013 6:05 PM

    Good quarterback but it is cruel and inhumane to do this to horses, dogs,etc. NFL players make a decision to play a violent game. horses dogs do not have a choice to be used.

  73. hpfreddy says: May 6, 2013 6:19 PM

    Congrats to Tom Brady but picking the favorite, even in a twenty horse field, hardly makes one a good handicapper. What did he do the rest of the day? Did he have any of the gimmicks? I’m sure we would have heard about it if he did. Decidedly unimpressive and much ado about nothing.

  74. superpats90 says: May 6, 2013 6:56 PM

    Any one else think this a crappy photo shopped picture?

  75. vincentbojackson says: May 6, 2013 7:07 PM

    Glad to see Tom Brady finally catch a break for once in his life. Life’s been a constant struggle for the poor guy.

  76. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 6, 2013 7:57 PM

    “I see nothing wrong with an NFL QB betting on the outcome of a sporting event.”
    Sincerely, Pete Rose

  77. mythaimyke says: May 6, 2013 9:33 PM

    $4700? That’s a weird bet! Besides it’s chump change for a guy who makes 1 million a week!

  78. ggreen7 says: May 6, 2013 10:44 PM

    Look at these guys. They just love to win.

  79. tigerlilac says: May 7, 2013 1:12 AM

    We often forget these guys are just people. I was invited to a Jerod Mayo fundraiser last year by his financial advisor and was standing next to a table of the Patriots kicking team (Gostkowski, Mesko, Adkins) in a private room away from the crowd. Brady came over to talk with them. He does not make eye contact with strangers (like the other players) and positioned himself with his back to us. Most players are not recognized in public but everyone recognizes Brady. He is a private, almost shy, guy. He can’t engage everyone on a personal level. No offense taken by by us, I am just glad he’s our quarterback.

  80. mcoomer146 says: May 7, 2013 10:25 AM

    The rich get richer and the poor watch and read about the rich getting richer on PFT!

  81. pats1stfan1 says: May 7, 2013 12:07 PM

    On the internet you can be whomever you want…Why do so many people choose to be stupid?

  82. sixjak says: May 7, 2013 2:56 PM

    gdeli says:
    May 6, 2013 6:05 PM
    Good quarterback but it is cruel and inhumane to do this to horses, dogs,etc. NFL players make a decision to play a violent game. horses dogs do not have a choice to be used.

    _________________

    Yeah making these beautiful creatures run at full strength for a couple of minutes is a horrible thing for them. They were designed to just stand around with their teeth in their mouths not gallop quickly over the ground. These creatures have better care than 90% of humans. Worry about something that actually matters to humankind.

  83. shax07 says: May 7, 2013 9:12 PM

    A guy who has hundreds of millions of dollars and gambles clearly doesn’t understand the concept of compound interest.

  84. bcgreg says: May 8, 2013 11:22 AM

    For all the morons saying that Brady “bet on the favorite, big deal”, consider that the favorite has won the Derby exactly FOUR times since 1979. Yeah, that’s a sure thing. Do your homework before you make stupid comments.

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