How To Bet on the Kentucky Derby

Date: 2025.05.03

The Kentucky Derby is one of the most prestigious horse races in the world.

The race, which is also called the "Run for the Roses", is a Grade 1 stakes race that is open to three year-old Thoroughbreds. The race is run at Churchill Downs on a track that measures in at 1 1/4 miles, or roughly two kilometres.

Betting on large horse racing events is one of the most thrilling things in the world of gambling.

The Kentucky Derby, which was started back in 1875, is the biggest horse race in North America and marks the first leg of the Triple Crown.

The track record is held by Secretariat, who ran the left-handed dirt course in a little under 2 minutes in 1973. Secretariat is considered by many to be the greatest horse of all time.

The Kentucky Derby is one of the biggest betting events of the year in the United States, with hundreds of millions of dollars being bet on the event every year.

Bet on the Kentucky Derby.  Here is how.  Here is the history of the tournament.-

The Kentucky Derby has a tremendous amount of pomp and circumstance surrounding it, making it similar to the Grand National in Great Britain.


The 2024 winner is Mystik Dan, whose winning odds were 18-1 coming into the race. It was a very close finish, with Sierra Leone and Forever Young coming in second and third.

2024 - Mystik Dan
2023 - Mage
2022 - Rich Strike
2021 - Mandaloun
2020 - Authentic
2019 - Country House
2018 - Justify
2017 - Always Dreaming

2025 Betting Odds

The odds will be posted closer to the event date, which will take place on May 3rd, 2025.