Kentucky Derby News

Derby Preps Overshadowed by Talented Verrazano

There were three Kentucky Derby prep races on Saturday and we saw a couple of outstanding performances, but it was a first level optional claimer that created the most buzz. Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out maiden winner Verrazano to take on winners for the first time going a one-turn mile at Gulfstream Park in the fifth race on Saturday, and just about 90 seconds later racebooks in Las … [Read more...]

2013 Kentucky Derby Future Odds

There are more than seven months to go before the first Saturday of May rolls around, but it is not too early to get a future wager in for the 2013 Kentucky Derby, which will be run for the 139th time on Saturday May 4 at Churchill Downs. The 2013 Kentucky Derby Future Odds have arrived. Wynn Las Vegas has released their 2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Odds, listing 160 promising … [Read more...]

Kentucky Derby Recap: I’ll Have Another Scores, Will Face Big Field in Baltimore

Reddam Racing LLC’s I’ll Have Another hopped on a plane on Monday afternoon headed to Baltimore, and by evening was relaxing in the stakes barn at Pimlico as the lone three-year-old with a chance of winning the Triple Crown after his upset win in Saturday’s 138th running of the $1 million Kentucky Derby (G1). This is the earliest I can remember the Derby winner hitting the backstretch at … [Read more...]

Kentucky Derby Betting – Horse Match-ups

Many of you may not know that it’s not just about win, place and show pari-mutual betting or exoxtic wagers such as exacta, trifecta and superfecta when betting the Kentucky Derby.. If you sign up for an online wagering account at an online race book such as Bovada Race Book you can place wagers on horses versus horses. This is a unique wager in that your horse doesn’t necessarily have to … [Read more...]

Kentucky Derby Betting: GPS Needed to Find Path to Derby

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 right dosage index, came out of a major prep race like the Florida Derby (G1), Wood … [Read more...]

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, a 22-time Emmy Award-winner, and veteran NBC Sports commentator Tom Hammond; … [Read more...]

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 the all-time record set by Lookin At Lucky at 6.30/1 where the Bob Baffert trainee had … [Read more...]

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 this year as several of the top Derby preps have increased purses. Here is … [Read more...]

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 Mine That Bird ($103.20). So far there is not clear standout, and the … [Read more...]

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". NumberNameTrainerJockeyOpening LineCurrent Odds 1AlphaKiaran McLaughlinN/A2017 2BodemeisterBob BaffertN/A1229 3Creative CauseMike HarringtonN/A1010 4Daddy Nose BestSteven AsmussenN/A1522 5DullahanDale RomansN/A3024 6El PadrinoTodd PletcherN/A1225 7GemologistTodd … [Read more...]