Santa Anita Horsemen weigh in on Super Bowl 50
A Santa Anita Park press release gave us some insight on which team some of the local horsemen pick to win Super Bowl 50:
Barry Abrams: Denver to cover the spread, but Carolina to win the game.
Ricky Agarie: They’re two good teams but Peyton deserves it.
A.C. Avila: Is it soccer?
Bob Baffert: Now that I’m a semi-celebrity, I can’t tick anybody off with a selection, but I’m rooting for Manning.
Richard Baltas: Carolina.
David Bernstein: I’m a Manning fan but I think Carolina is the better team.
Simon Callaghan: Panthers.
James Cassidy: Carolina for obvious reasons.
Vladimir Cerin: Carolina, 45-17.
Phil D’Amato: Denver of course.
Keith Desormeaux: Carolina’s going to kill them. It’s not even going to be a game. That’s what my gut tells me.
Caesar Dominguez: The Panthers 33-17. It’ll be a blowout.
Neil Drysdale: Who’s Cam Newton? I’ll see him Sunday. It’s my only football game of the year.
Ron Ellis: Sentimentally, I’m going with the Broncos. Peyton deserves a good ending.
Peter Eurton: Denver. They have an awesome defense.
Paddy Gallagher: The Galaxy.
Victor Garcia: Carolina easy.
Mark Glatt: Denver and the points.
Dean Greenman: I want to see Manning go out winning, but it’s going to be very tough.
Jorge Gutierrez: Carolina is the best team. My team, the Minnesota Vikings, didn’t make it.
Karen Headley: I only pick the coin toss, and I’m going with heads.
Dan Hendricks: I’ll go out on a limb and pick Denver
Bob Hess Jr.: Denver. I’d like to see Manning go out on top. I’m old school for Manning and Elway.
David Hofmans: I’m rooting for Denver but I think Carolina will win.
Jerry Hollendorfer: I like Denver but Carolina is tough.
David Jacobson: Broncos. My sentimental pick is for Manning.
Steve Knapp: Denver. The old guy goes out a winner.
Craig Lewis: If Denver’s defense can slow down or stop ‘em, that’s the whole game. No pick. Just enjoy the game.
Gary Mandella: I’m rooting for Peyton.
Ron McAnally: Denver. Manning beat Tom Brady and Brady’s hard to beat, but Newton’s good. He can run, he can do anything.
Sean McCarthy: Denver. I’m pulling for Peyton.
Jeff Metz: Denver. It’s Peyton’s last game and he’s going out on top.
Steve Miyadi: Denver. Everyone here picks Carolina and they’ve been wrong all year.
Dennis O’Neill: Denver because everyone is taking Carolina.
Doug O’Neill: The Broncos plus the points. I’ll be a contrarian.
Hector Palma: Carolina. They’re too good.
George Papaprodromou: Denver.
Mike Pender: It’s a no-brainer. Cam Newton is one of the 10-best quarterbacks ever to hit the big stage.
Mike Puype: Carolina. They’re playing with passion right now.
John Shirreffs: Denver.
Cliff Sise Jr.: Carolina. They’re strong right now.
Gary Stute: Carolina.
Eddie Truman: I think Carolina will win but I’m rooting for the Broncos.
Danny Velasquez: I’m a Denver fan, but Cam can be tough.
Tim Yakteen: The Panthers.
Do you think that a Kentucky Derby winning trainer can pick a Super Bowl winner? Who is your pick?
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