How To Bet on the Kentucky Derby

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One of the most prestigious horse races in the world - the Kentucky Derby - will be taking place on Saturday, May 4th this year.

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.


The defending champion of the event is Justify, who was ridden by Mike E. Smith and trained by Bob Baffert. Baffert has trained two of the last four winning horses at the Kentucky Derby, including Justify in 2018 and American Pharoah in 2015.

Justify was a noteworthy and unexpected winner in 2018, as he had not raced as a two year-old.

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


Let's take a look at the horses that currently have the ten best odds to win the Kentucky Derby, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: April 22nd, 2019 8:58 am EST
Odds Subject to Change

Roadster, 8.00
Omaha Beach, 8.00
Game Winner, 8.50
Improbable, 10.00
Maximum Security, 10.00
Tacitus, 11.00
Vekoma, 13.00
Code of Honor, 17.00
War of Will, 21.00
Win Win Win, 21.00


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