Every year we find ourselves asking: Who is going to show? Who has calved since Expo? Who has improved over the past three months? Never before have these questions been more relevant. Different judge, different day will be two magic themes in this year’s competition.
You have $1,000,000 to spend. Please note that you do not have to pick an animal in every class if you feel the money is wiser spent on a more expensive animal in a different class, though you can only pick one animal per class. The animals in each class have been given dollar values based on their past performance and their momentum heading into the 2018 Royal Winter Fair. (Please note this is not an actual estimated sale price value, as this fantasy value is purely based on predicted ability to win the show in relation to others in the class). As an improvement over the 1st edition, animal values more directly correlate to their chances of earning maximum points under the following point system:
- 1st place – 10 points
- 2nd place – 9 points
- 3rd place – 8 points
- 4th place – 7 points
- 5th place – 6 points
- 6th place – 5 points
- 7th place – 4 points
- 8th place – 3 points
- 9th place – 2 points
- 10th place – 1 point
- 1st place – 20 points
- 2nd place – 15 points
- 3rd place – 10 points
- 4th place – 9 points
- 5th place – 8 points
- 6th place – 7 points
- 7th place – 6 points
- 8th place – 5 points
- 9th place – 4 points
- 10th place – 3 points
There will also be bonus points as follows:
- Junior Champion – 10 points
- Reserve Junior Champion – 8 points
- Honorable Mention Junior Champion – 6 points
- Intermediate Champion – 10 points
- Reserve Intermediate Champion – 8 points
- Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion – 6 points
- Senior Champion – 10 Points
- Reserve Senior Champion – 8 points
- Honorable Mention Senior Champion – 6 points
- Grand Champion – 10 points
- Reserve Grand Champion – 8 points
- Honorable Mention Grand Champion – 6 points
Yes we know there are cows we will miss. And yes we know there are cows on the list that may not be at the show. We here at the Bullvine have done our best in trying to handicap each class. We have taken some cows off of the list that we have confirmed are not attending. But with so many top cows not hitting the shows already this season, it’s hard to tell who will be there and who will not. If you feel that we have underscored a cow (meaning too low a dollar value in relation to the other cows in the class), that is all the more reason to have this “great buy” in your string. Remember that you have a limited number of dollars to spend, so you are as much looking for the cows that offer the greatest value as you are trying to predict who will win the class.
The entry deadline will be noon Thursday, November 8th. There will also be a 10 point bonus for each day you submit your entries prior to that. For example, if you submitted your “string” on November 5th you would receive a 30 point bonus. Also, make sure that you don’t spend more than $1,000,000 as any exhibitor string that spends more than $1,000,000 will be removed from the competition. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 13th, 2017.
The grand prize winner receives a one-of- a-kind Bullvine Fantasy Exhibitor Champion Jacket. All ties will be broken by date of entry. If submitted on the same day, ties will be broken by total dollars spent.
In what continues to be one of the most anticipated competitions on the tanbark trail, the 2018 Royal Winter Fair Fantasy Exhibitor contest did not disappoint. Topping this year’s competition, was Ethan McMillan of Kingsway farms. Well known for their ability to breed great show cows, Ethan is also one of the best at identifying great value picks a skill that served him well when he selected MISS OCD DOORM GEORGETTE, GARAY DOORMAN BLIND DATE, OAKFIELD BLAKE LUXURIANT, GLENNHOLME MARIO MERCILESS, RONBETH DOORMAN SULTANA, GARAY AWESOME BEAUTY, FLORBIL DOORMAN LILLY, VINBERT KINGBOY BIRDY, KINGSWAY GOLDWYN LAUREN, IDEE WINDBROOK LYNZI, CO-VALE DEMPSY DINA 4270 and JACOBS LAUTHORITY LOANA to earn 174 points, plus 70 points in bonus for early entry giving him a grand total 244 points.
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The ultimate team would have been MISS OCD DOORM GEORGETTE, ALL-GLO OKOOL TULLY, JM VALLEY DEMPSEY LYZARA, GLENNHOLME MARIO MERCILESS, JM VALLEY ATWOOD ALY, MIDAS TOUCH JEDI JANGLE, FLORBIL DOORMAN LILLY, ALZFINCH ZELGODIS TACI, MAPLELEY GOLDWYN JULIA, JACOBS WINDBROOK AIMO, JEANLU STANLEYCUP ALEXIS and JACOBS LAUTHORITY LOANA, would have been a total budget of $926,000 and would have earned 248 points before bonuses.