Kentucky Derby Betting: GPS Needed to Find Path to Derby

Churchill Downs

A couple of decades ago it seemed handicapping and betting the Kentucky Derby (G1) was pretty darn easy. We looked for a three-year-old that had a solid foundation as a juvenile, had three or four starts as a three-year-old including the last prep a mere three weeks before the first Saturday in May, had the […]

Kentucky Derby Week Television Coverage

The 138th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) is Saturday, and the NBC Sports group will have it covered, with 14 ½ hours of coverage beginning on Wednesday on the NBC Sports Network, with the Run for the Roses broadcast live on NBC on Saturday. The Derby and Oaks coverage will feature co-hosts Bob Costas, […]

Kentucky Derby Wagering – Derby Payoffs

For horseplayers nothing beats betting and cashing a bet on the Kentucky Derby, which will be run this year on Saturday, May 5 at historic Churchill Downs. With a 20-horse field, this year’s running is one of the more wide open races we have seen in years, and the betting favorite may end up approaching […]

2012 Kentucky Derby Graded Earnings

The 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at historic Churchill Downs is Saturday, May 5, and graded earnings will determine the twenty horses that make it to the starting gate. Last year is took $120,000 to guarantee a starting spot in the gate at Churchill Downs, and it appears likely that number will be higher […]

2012 Kentucky Derby Contenders

The 138th running of the Kentucky Derby is set for Saturday, May 5 at historic Churchill Downs, and with a full field of twenty likely again this year, the race is one of the best horse betting opportunities of the year. The last three runnings have produced longshots Animal Kingdom ($43.80), Super Saver ($18.00), and […]

2012 Kentucky Derby Future Odds

Here are the future odds to win the 2012 Kentucky Derby for all the main contenders for this year’s “Run for the Roses”. Number Name Trainer Jockey Opening Line Current Odds 1 Alpha Kiaran McLaughlin N/A 20 17 2 Bodemeister Bob Baffert N/A 12 29 3 Creative Cause Mike Harrington N/A 10 10 4 Daddy […]

Trio of Derby Preps Gets Derby Trail Off and Running

Kentucky Derby Preps Originally written on on February 7 2012 While all eyes were focused mainly on Eli Manning and Madonna this weekend for Super Bowl XLVI (I had to look up the Roman numerals to make sure I got it right), there was plenty of horse racing action. In case you missed the action […]

Kentucky Derby Prep Races 2012

The Road to the Kentucky Derby goes through just about every major track in the U.S., with the top three-year-olds in training attempting to accumulate enough graded stakes earnings to make it into the starting gate for the Run for the Roses on Saturday, May 5 at Churchill Downs. Last year Animal Kingdom used the […]