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2021 Kentucky Derby - To Win

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2021 Kentucky Derby - To Win

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Kentuckey Derby | Churchill Downs

Grade I race
Venue Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY, United States
Inaugurated 1867
Distance ​1½ miles (12 furlongs)
Surface ​Dirt
Qualification Three-year-olds

2020 Kentucky Derby Betting Guide

The second leg of the Triple Crown is almost here!

The 146th Kentucky Derby is taking place Saturday, September 5th at Churchill Downs and MyBookie has a variety of betting options for you to choose from.


How to Bet on Horse Racing

MyBookie’s Sportsbook has thousands of bets for you to choose from, including all the latest Kentucky Derby lines, props, and futures.

Try our Easy Bet feature to Pick a Winner.

Wager Types

From straight bets and parlays to exotic bets and Triple Crown Specials, MyBookie has a wager for every type of bettor:

  • Kentucky Derby Straight Wagers: Bet the outcome of the 2020 Kentucky Derby.
  • Kentucky Derby Exotic Wagers: Place a bet on more than one outcome.
  • Kentucky Derby Props: Bet on everything from “Margin of Victory” to “What Letter the Winning Horses Name Will Start With”.
  • Triple Crown Specials: Bet on whether or not there’ll be a Triple Crown Winner in 2020.

Favorites

Tiz the Law, Art Collector, and Honor A.P. are the current favorites to win the 2020 Kentucky Derby. Tiz the Law won the 2020 Belmont Stakes. Below is the full Belmont Stakes 2020 finishing order:

  1. Tiz the Law
  2. Dr Post
  3. Max Player
  4. Pneumatic
  5. Tap It to Win
  6. Sole Volante
  7. Modernist
  8. Farmington Road
  9. Fore Left

Types of bets for Horse Racing

Simple horse racing wagers feature the traditional win, place and show (first, second and third) wagers. A win wager is exactly that, betting on a horse to win the race. A place wager means betting on a specific horse to finish second or better while a show wager is betting on a particular horse to finish third or better. The minimum amount that can be wagered for any win, place or show bet is $2.

An ‘across the board’ wager is wagering on a horse to either win, place or show. For example, if you like the No. 2 horse in the second race (Race 2) at Delaware Race Track. You bet $2 on the 2 horse across the board. The total amount of the wager is $6. The horse finishes second and pays $5 to place and $2.60 to show. You get back $5 on the $2 place wager and $2.60 on the $2 show wager. You get back nothing for the $2 win wager since the horse finished second (place) and not first (win).

Betting on a mount to win, place or show is the most traditional way of betting on the ponies. The biggest profits, however, come with exotic betting. Exotic bet mean wagering on combinations to occur in any particular race or in multiple races. The most traditional exotic wagers are the daily double, exacta, the trifecta and the superfecta.

Many race tracks offer bettors rolling ‘daily doubles’ and that means that you can pick the winner of two consecutive races. Most tracks still offer the traditional daily double and the late double. The traditional double requires horse racing gamblers to pick the winners of Race 1 and Race 2. The late daily double features bettors selecting the winners of the final two races of the day. The daily double is similar to betting a two-team parlay in football. If both horses win, you win the wager. The daily double is also known as a vertical horse racing wager.

When you wager on the first two finishers in a single race, that is called making an exacta wager. Let’s say, you like the 6 and 7 in Race 3 at Belmont Park. You make a $2 exacta box wager with the 6 and 7. The exacta box suggests that the 6 horse can finish first and the 7 can finish second or the 7 can finish first and the 6 can finish second. The wager will cost you $4. If race ends with the 6 first and 7 second, or 7 first and 6 second, you win the wager.

Betting on each of the first three finishers in a single race is called making a trifecta wager. For example, let’s say you like the 5, 7, and 8 horses in Race 8 at the Fairgrounds in New Orleans and you make a $2 trifecta box wager. The trifecta box will cost you $12 because there are six different combinations and you are betting $2 on each combination. You win if any of the 6 combinations hit in the race: 5-7-8 or 5-8-7, 7-5-8 or 7-8-5, 8-5-7 or 8-7-5.

This wager means you’re wagering on the first four finishers in a single race. Superfecta wagering can be quite costly–but also bountiful. A $2, four-horse, superfecta box will cost $48 since there are a whopping 24 combinations that could play out. Superfecta’s can also be very difficult to nail.

Most times, horse racing handicappers prefer to use a key horse. Let’s say that you like the No. 2 mount to finish first or second and the No. 3 horse to finish first or second in Race 5 at Churchill Downs. You also believe that the 5 and 6 horses will finish either third or fourth in the race. You would then key the 2 and 3 horses in the first two slots (win and place) and put all four of your choices in the third and fourth slots. Your wager would look like this 2, 3 with 2,3,5,6.

This wager provides a dozen (12) different possible combinations. A $2 wager on a superfecta will cost you $24. By using a key horse, you’ve cut your investment in half for this kind of wager.

Many race books also offers other vertical horse racing bets in addition to the daily double. A Pick 3 wager requires picking the winner of three consecutive races in a row. For example, betting a Pick 3 that starts in Race 1 will cover Race 1, Race 2 and Race 3. Betting a Pick 4 that starts in Race 6 requires picking the winner of Race 6, Race 7, Race 8 and Race 9.

Remember: Bets placed with EasyBet do count towards Rollover. Horse bets placed on the Racebook will not count towards the rollover.

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Kentucky Derby Odds | 2020 Kentucky Derby Live Betting Prop Bets

Betting on the Kentucky Derby is a American pastime, in Las Vegas or Online at a Sportsbook Website, Known in the world of horse racing as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports” or “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” for its approximate duration, the Kentucky Derby is by far the most popular horse racing event in the North American race calendar and over 160,000 punters will be betting live at the track each day of Kentucky Derby Week with millions wager on the race both in the USA and around the World Online.

The three-year-old thoroughbred race has been run every consecutive year since 1875 and is the first leg of the American Triple Crown which is followed by the Preakness Stakes, then the Belmont Stakes. Here at MyBookie you will find all sorts of Kentucky Derby Odds & Prop Bets as well as all race futures and of course the current Odds to Win the Kentucky Derby 2019. Good Luck this Kentucky Derby.

In 2019 Country House won the 145th Kentucky Derby on Saturday after Maximum Security became the first horse to be disqualified in the history of the storied race. Maximum Security crossed the finish line first, but there was an objection on the field and the horse in second place, Country House, was declared the winner.

Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

  • Distance: 1 1⁄4 miles (10 furlongs; 2,012 m)
  • Record: 1:59 2⁄5 secs, Secretariat (1973)
  • Surface: Dirt
  • Track: Left-handed
  • Qualification: 3-year-old

Latest Winners

  • 2020: Authentic
  • 2019: Country House
  • 2018: Justify
  • 2017: Always Dreaming
  • 2016: Nyquist
  • 2015: American Pharoah
  • 2014: California Chrome
  • 2013: Orb
  • 2012: I'll Have Another
  • 2011: Animal Kingdom
  • 2010: Super Saver
  • 2009: Mine That Bird

Race Facts (Since 1976):

  • Fastest Time: 1:59:97
  • Largest Winning Margin: 6 3/4 lengths
  • Highest Winning: 127
  • Most Wins by a Jockey

    5 – Eddie Arcaro (1938, 1941, 1945, 1948, 1952)

    5 – Bill Hartack (1957, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1969)

  • Most Wins by a Trainer

    6 – Ben A. Jones (1938, 1941, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952)

  • Most Wins by an Owner

    8 – Calumet Farm (1941, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1957, 1958, 1968)

  • Stakes Record

    1:59.40 – Secretariat (1973)

  • Record Victory Margin

    8 lengths – Assault (1946)

    8 lengths – Whirlaway (1941)

  • Longest Shot to Win the Derby

    91 to 1 – Donerail (1913)


Kentucky Derby Betting Guide

The 2020 Triple Crown seasons starts now! If you haven’t been brought up to speed with this year’s top racing picks, participants or created your own betting strategy, MyBookie has all the information you need to make the big bucks on this year’s pony races.

The Kentucky Derby is one of the most popular thoroughbred horse races in the world, with hundreds of thousands of people placing bets across the globe. This year, the derby is taking place May 4th. Here’s the Ultimate Betting Guide for the Kentucky Derby and possible Triple Crown contenders.

The First Rule Of Kentucky Derby Betting

ALWAYS, place your bets as close to the start of the race as possible. It’s a great idea to get your picks in order before the race begins, however, you should try and place them as close to the start as you can. This week, it was reported that Omaha Beach was recently pulled from the Kentucky Derby, due to an entrapped epiglottis. While the announcement gave bettors ample time to change their lines, imagine what would happen if wagers were already placed. MyBookie will be posting Kentucky Derby content all Saturday long, allowing you to make confident bets with the latest news and odds.


Types of Bets For The Kentucky Derby

The team at MyBookie has created one of the largest lists of Kentucky Derby odds and futures available. While most people will be limiting their betting to ‘odds to win’ the entire race, there’s more options to choose from, giving you more opportunity for winning big during this year’s derby. Let’s take a look at your different betting options for this year’s Kentucky Derby:

2020 Kentucky Derby - Odds To Win:
If you want to make one big bet on the horse that you anticipate winning the race, this is the bet for you. If you’re looking to make this bet, here are some of the top picks to consider: Tacitus (+600), Maximum Security (+800), Improbable (+500), Game Winner (+450) and Roadster (+550). Win simply means to put money on a horse to win the race. If you like chalk Omaha Beach at 4/1, bet on Omaha Beach to win. You can find a full list of ‘Odds to Win’ odds here at the top of our Kentucky Derby page.

2020 Kentucky Derby - Odds To Place:
The word place is used to describe a wager on a horse to finish second. If you like a horse like Spinoff to run well at 30/1, but you’re not sure he’ll win, put a few bucks on him to place. With a place bet, you win your wager if the horse finishes first or second. You can find a full list of ‘Odds to Place’ odds here at the top of our Kentucky Derby page.

2020 Kentucky Derby - Odds To Show :
A show wager is betting on a horse to finish third. However, the horse only must finish first, second, or third for you to win your wager. Show wagers often don’t pay much but because there are so many horses in the Derby, the show horse often does pay way beyond what’s normal to finish third. You can find a full list of ‘Odds to Show’ odds here at the top of our Kentucky Derby page.


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