Horse Racing: 2015 Kentucky Derby Odds

With the 2014 Breeders' Cup in the books the horse racing world will now turn its attention to the 2015 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, with Carpe Diem set as the early 15/1 favorite on those horse racing futures at online sportsbook Bovada.

American Pharoah and Texas Red are then tied for second on the 2015 Kentucky Derby odds at 16/1, with Daredevil at 20/1, El Kabeir at 25/1, and both Cozmic One and Jess's Dream at 35/1. Each of Blofeld, Conquest Tsunami, Conquest Typhoon, and I Spent It are listed at 40/1 on the odds to win the 2015 Kentucky Derby at online sportsbook Bovada, while Big Trouble, Bold Conquest, Calculator, Lord Nelson, Lucky Player, Punctuate, Savoy Stomp, Souper Colossal, and Startup Nation hold down 50/1 odds. The 2015 Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday, May 2 at Churchill Downs.

Odds to Win 2015 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs at Bovada as of November 4:

Carpe Diem 15/1
American Pharoah 16/1
Texas Red 16/1
Daredevil 20/1
El Kabeir 25/1
Cozmic One 35/1
Jess's Dream 35/1
Blofeld 40/1
Conquest Tsunami 40/1
Conquest Typhoon 40/1
I Spent It 40/1
Big Trouble 50/1
Bold Conquest 50/1
Calculator 50/1
Lord Nelson 50/1
Lucky Player 50/1
Punctuate 50/1
Savoy Stomp 50/1
Souper Colossal 50/1
Startup Nation 50/1

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The betting favorite for the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby remains California Chrome, who is currently listed at 5/2 at Bovada.

With just over $200,000 wagered on-track at Churchill Downs on Friday, the colt was at 3/1, but his price figures to drift down slightly as we get closer to post time. In the meantime, value bettors were backing Wicked Strong, whose line was shrinking during the day (down to 15/2 by midday).

If the wagers continue to come in on the colt, he figures to be the shortest priced Kentucky Derby favorite since Big Brown, who won the 2008 Run for the Roses at 2.40/1. Trained by Rick Dutrow, Big Brown went on to win the Preakness Stakes two weeks later, but came up short in his Triple Crown bid, getting eased in the Belmont Stakes.

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Back in February after winning the California Cup Derby, the betting odds on California Chrome was 60/1. The colt had done his best work beating up on state breds, his only graded stakes attempt a sixth place finish in the Del Mar Futurity (G1) last September.

That changed on March 8 as the colt took the field gate to wire to win the San Felipe (G2), earning the top Beyer Speed Figure (108) of any Derby candidate, a number that still is the highest number earned by any of the 19 that will go in the gate today.

After the race his early Derby betting price at Bovada dropped to 7/1 and the secret was out - this colt was going to be a major player.

The colt solidified his Derby favorite status with a sharp win in the Santa Anita Derby (G1), drawing away to win by 5 ¼ lengths, earning a 107 Beyer Speed Figure. The win drove his price down to 3/1, and we have seen it as low as 21/10 just a couple of days ago.

Will California Chrome win the Derby and go on to win the Triple Crown? Bovada has set the odds of any horse winning the Triple Crown at 6/1 and has a wide variety of prop bets and matchup bets for the Run for the Roses.

Kentucky Derby 2014 - Odds To Win at Bovada by Post Position (from May 3):

01. VICAR'S IN TROUBLE 20/1
02. HARRY'S HOLIDAY 50/1
03. UNCLE SIGH 30/1
04. DANZA 8/1
05. CALIFORNIA CHROME 5/2
06. SAMRAAT 15/1
07. WE MISS ARTIE 50/1
08. GENERAL A ROD 15/1
09. VINCEREMOS 30/1
10. WILDCAT RED 15/1
11. HOPPERTUNITY (Suspended)
12. DANCE WITH FATE 20/1
13. CHITU 20/1
14. MEDAL COUNT 20/1
15. TAPITURE 12/1
16. INTENSE HOLIDAY 8/1
17. COMMANDING CURVE 50/1
18. CANDY BOY 15/1
19. RIDE ON CURLIN 15/1
20. WICKED STRONG 6/1
21. PABLO DEL MONTE (Suspended)

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The betting price on California Chrome dropped again on Friday afternoon just 24 hours before the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

In the latest odds released by Bovada the Art Sherman trainee is now down to betting odds of 21/10. On April 28 horse bettors could have locked in 5/2 on the colt. Part of the drop in price is due to the fact that Hoppertunity was scratched on Thursday due to a foot bruise. The colt was at betting odds of 8/1 at the time of the scratch.

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Trainer Wesley Ward announced that Pablo Del Monte, who was on the also-eligible list and at odds of 50/1, will bypass the Run for the Roses and look for an easier spot. That means there will be 19 runners in this year’s race.

With the low price on California Chrome, horse bettors will start gravitating to others seeking more value. Danza and Wicked Strong are currently co-second choices at 8/1 in Derby betting.

Danza is coming off an upset win in the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park in his last start. The colt is one of four that will be saddled by top trainer Todd Pletcher. The barn’s other runners are We Miss Artie (33/1), Vinceremos (50/1), and Intense Holiday (8/1).

Vinceremos is sharing the biggest price in the betting with Harry’s Holiday, the duo both outrun in their final Derby prep in the Toyota Blue Grass over polytrack at Keeneland.

In addition to straight win wagers on the Kentucky Derby, Bovada is also offering a wide variety of prop bets on the race. For a complete list click here.

Kentucky Derby 2014 - Odds To Win at Bovada by Post Position (from May 2):

01. VICAR'S IN TROUBLE 25/1
02. HARRY'S HOLIDAY 50/1
03. UNCLE SIGH 35/1
04. DANZA 8/1
05. CALIFORNIA CHROME 21/10
06. SAMRAAT 16/1
07. WE MISS ARTIE 33/1
08. GENERAL A ROD 18/1
09. VINCEREMOS 50/1
10. WILDCAT RED 18/1
11. HOPPERTUNITY (Suspended)
12. DANCE WITH FATE 14/1
13. CHITU 22/1
14. MEDAL COUNT 22/1
15. TAPITURE 20/1
16. INTENSE HOLIDAY 12/1
17. COMMANDING CURVE 33/1
18. CANDY BOY 18/1
19. RIDE ON CURLIN 18/1
20. WICKED STRONG 8/1
21. PABLO DEL MONTE (Suspended)

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Favored on the odds to win the Kentucky Derby, California Chrome drew the No. 5 post position on Wednesday for Saturday's 140th edition of the Run for the Roses.

California Chrome is listed as the 11/4 favorite on the latest Kentucky Derby odds at Bovada. Danza and Hoppertunity, who both sat at 8/1 on the odds to win the Kentucky Derby late on Wednesday night, drew the No. 4 post and the No. 11 post, respectively, for Saturday's Triple Crown race.

However, Hoppertunity was scratched from the race on Thursday morning due to a foot problem, which will change up the Kentucky Derby lines at the sportsbooks (watch for updates).

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Here are the post positions for Saturday's Kentucky Derby along with the updated race odds. [ See also full list of Kentucky Derby prop lines ]

Kentucky Derby 2014 - Odds To Win at Bovada by Post Position (from May 1):

01 - Vicar's in Trouble (M. Maker/R. Napravnik) 25/1
02 - Harry's Holiday (M. Maker/C. Lanerie) 66/1
03 - Uncle Sigh (G. Contessa/I. Ortiz Jr.) 33/1
04 - Danza (T. Pletcher/J. Bravo) 8/1
05 - California Chrome (A. Sherman/V. Espinoza) 11/4
06 - Samraat (R. Violette Jr./ J. Ortiz) 18/1
07 - We Miss Artie (T. Pletcher/J. Castellano) 40/1
08 - General a Rod (M. Maker/J. Rosario) 18/1
09 - Vinceremos (T. Pletcher/J. Rocco Jr.) 50/1
10 - Wildcat Red (J. Garrofalo/L. Saez) 16/1
*11 - Hoppertunity (B. Baffert/M. Smith) 8/1 (scratched)
12 - Dance With Fate (P. Eurton/C. Nakatani) 22/1
13 - Chitu (B. Baffert/M. Garcia) 28/1
14 - Medal Count (D. Romans/R. Albarado) 25/1
15 - Tapiture (S. Asmussen/R. Santana) 18/1
16 - Intense Holiday (T. Pletcher/J. Velazquez) 14/1
17 - Commanding Curve (D. Stewart/S. Bridgmohan) 40/1
18 - Candy Boy (J. Sadler/G. Stevens) 25/1
19 - Ride on Curlin (W. Gowan/C. Borel) 20/1
20 - Wicked Strong (J. Jerkens/R. Maragh) 10/1

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The early betting price on California Chrome rose this week in the latest Kentucky Derby betting odds released by Bovada.

Last week the Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner dropped to a low of 7/4 as horse bettors jumped on the colt’s bandwagon in droves. The price has drifted up so far this week on the colt, who is currently the early favorite at Kentucky Derby odds of 11/4 at Bovada.

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Trained by Art Sherman, the colt will be ridden by Victor Espinoza, who booted home War Emblem to win his first Kentucky Derby in 2002.

Remaining the second choice in the early Derby betting is Wicked Strong, who went from 13/2 last week to 7/1 this week. The colt won the Wood Memorial (G1) at Aqueduct in his last outing, beating the previously undefeated Samraat, who is listed at 16/1 for the Run for the Roses.

The Todd Pletcher trained Danza is the third choice in the betting at 9/1. The colt pulled off the huge upset in the Arkansas Derby, returning his backers $84.60 for a $2 wager. Pletcher has won the Eclipse Award for outstanding trainer six times, but has a mediocre record of 1 for 36 in the Kentucky Derby. His lone winner was with Super Saver in 2010.

Pletcher will also saddle Intense Holiday (18/1), We Miss Artie (40/1) and Vinceremos (50/1).

Hoppertunity is the fourth choice in the early betting at 10/1. The colt finished 5¼ lengths behind California Chrome in a runner up finish in the Santa Anita Derby. The colt is trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who has won the Kentucky Derby three times, but not since War Emblem pulled off the upset in 2002.

Baffert will also send out Sunland Derby (G3) winner Chitu, who is currently listed at 33/1 odds.

Entries and post positions will be drawn on Wednesday, April 30 at 5:00 pm (ET). For full card selections for both Oaks Day and Derby Day, check out Michael Dempsey at turfnsport.com.

Odds to Win 2014 Kentucky Derby at Bovada as of April 28:

California Chrome 11/4
Wicked Strong 7/1
Danza 9/1
Hoppertunity 10/1
Samraat 16/1
Intense Holiday 18/1
Dance With Fate 20/1
Ride On Curlin 20/1
Vicar's in Trouble 20/1
Wildcat Red 20/1
Candy Boy 25/1
Tapiture 28/1
Social Inclusion 33/1
General a Rod 33/1
Chitu 33/1
We Miss Artie 40/1
Medal Count 40/1
Uncle Sigh 40/1
Commanding Curve 40/1
Vinceremos 50/1
Pablo Del Monte 50/1
Harry's Holiday 50/1

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Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner California Chrome continues to be the solid betting favorite for the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby with a week to go, dipping to 5/2 in the latest odds released by Bovada.

Trained by Art Sherman, the son of Lucky Pulpit has won six of his 10 career starts for earnings of $1,134,850 and landed on top of the 2014 Kentucky Derby Points Standings.

Six of his first eight career starts came against California breds, but stepping out of the state bred ranks posed no problem as he won the San Felipe (G2) on March 6 followed by his Santa Anita Derby win on April 5.

In 2012 I’ll Have Another parlayed a win in the Santa Anita Derby into a victory in the Kentucky Derby.

After the Derby favorite the field is wide open, with Wood Memorial (G1) winner Wicked Strong and Arkansas Derby (G1) winner Danza next at 13/2 and 9/1, respectively, in Derby betting odds provided by Bovada.

Entries will be drawn on Wednesday, April 30, and it appears we will have a full field of 20. The horses sitting outside the top 20 in the Derby points standings still hoping to get into the field include Commanding Curve, Pablo Del Monte, Bayern and Social Inclusion.

Odds to Win 2014 Kentucky Derby at Bovada as of April 28:

California Chrome 5/2
Wicked Strong 13/2
Danza 9/1
Hoppertunity 12/1
Samraat 16/1
Dance With Fate 20/1
Ride On Curlin 20/1
Vicar's in Trouble 20/1
Wildcat Red 20/1
Candy Boy 25/1
Intense Holiday 25/1
Chitu 33/1
General a Rod 33/1
Social Inclusion 33/1
Tapiture 33/1
Commanding Curve 40/1
Medal Count 40/1
Uncle Sigh 40/1
We Miss Artie 40/1
Harry's Holiday 50/1
Pablo Del Monte 50/1
Vinceremos 50/1

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The Kentucky Derby lost a major player this week as the Todd Pletcher trained Constitution was declared out of the Triple Crown races with a fractured cannon bone. After his win in the Florida Derby (G1) on March 29 his price in future wagering had dropped to 8/1 at Bovada.

The defection means Wood Memorial (G1) fifth place finisher Uncle Sigh will make it into the Kentucky Derby field. The Gary Contessa trainee is currently listed at 40/1 at Bovada in Kentucky Derby futures wagering.

Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner California Chrome continues to be the betting favorite, down to 2/1. The colt was listed at 3/1 last week according to prices released by Bovada.

Danza dropped down to 8/1 after his upset victory in the Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park last Saturday. The Pletcher trainee paid $84.60. The colt ran third against first level optional claimers on March 1 in his three-year-old debut.

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Pletcher will be loaded for the Run for the Roses despite the scratch of Constitution. In addition to Danza he will saddle Intense Holiday (20/1), We Miss Artie (33/1) and possibly Vinceremos, who is currently in 21st in the Kentucky Derby Points Standings and would be the next in the field if there is another defection.

Among those on the fence that have enough points include Toyota Blue Grass (G1) winner Dance With Fate, who may stay on polytrack and turf, and Midnight Hawk, who is entered in Saturday’s Illinois Derby (G3).

Trainer Graham Motion may not go forward with Ring Weekend, who was second in the Calder Derby on April 5.

Odds to Win 2014 Kentucky Derby at Bovada as of April 17:

Bayern 25/1
Cairo Prince 14/1
California Chrome 2/1
Candy Boy 25/1
General A Rod 25/1
Hoppertunity 14/1
Intense Holiday 20/1
Mexikoma 33/1
Midnight Hawk 33/1
Noble Moon 50/1
Ride On Curlin 25/1
Samraat 20/1
Social Inclusion 20/1
Strong Mandate 33/1
Tap It Rich 50/1
Tapiture 20/1
Uncle Sigh 40/1
Vicars In Trouble 10/1
Wildcat Red 16/1
Chitu 25/1
We Miss Artie 33/1
Ring Weekend 25/1
Wicked Strong 8/1
Danza 8/1
Medal Count 33/1

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With just three weeks to go before the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1), California Chrome has been bet down to the 3-1 favorite for the Run for the Roses at Bovada. The Art Sherman trainee was an impressive winner of the Santa Anita Derby (G1) in his last outing.

California Chrome is the leader in the 2014 Kentucky Derby Points Standings with 150 points and looks likely to be the betting favorite when the gate opens on the first Saturday of May.

There are two major Derby preps coming up on Saturday, the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland and the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1). Each race will award 100-40-20-10 points to the top four finishers. It appears it will take between 20 and 30 points to get into the starting gate at Churchill Downs.

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One leading Derby contender that is on the outside looking in is the Bob Baffert trained Bayern, the 2-1 second choice on the morning line in the Arkansas Derby. The colt is currently listed at 16-1 at Bovada in Kentucky Derby future wagering, but has no points. The colt needs a top two finish to assure a starting spot at Churchill Downs.

Bobby’s Kitten is the 3-1 morning line favorite in the Toyota Blue Grass but also has no points. The colt has raced exclusively on turf in his career which includes a win in the Pilgrim (G3) and a third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1). The colt is currently listed at 30-1 at Bovada for the Kentucky Derby.

Odds to Win 2014 Kentucky Derby at Bovada as of April 10:

Bayern 16/1
Bobby’s Kitten 30/1
Bond Holder 50/1
Cairo Prince 14/1
California Chrome 3/1
Candy Boy 25/1
General A Rod 25/1
Havana 25/1
Hoppertunity 16/1
Intense Holiday 20/1
Mexikoma 33/1
Midnight Hawk 33/1
Noble Moon 50/1
Ride On Curlin 30/1
Rise Up 50/1
Samraat 20/1
Social Inclusion 20/1
Strong Mandate 25/1
Tamarando 25/1
Tap It Rich 50/1
Tapiture 20/1
Tonalist 50/1
Uncle Sigh 40/1
Vicars In Trouble 10/1
Wildcat Red 20/1
Chitu 25/1
In Trouble 33/1
We Miss Artie 33/1
Constitution 8/1
Ring Weekend 25/1
Toast Of New York 14/1
Wicked Strong 8/1

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With the 2014 Kentucky Derby set to be contested on Saturday, May 3 at Churchill Downs the sportsbooks continue to update their odds to win the Kentucky Derby.

Here are the latest Kentucky Derby betting lines at Bovada, as horses compete in their tuneup races and prepare for the first jewel of the Triple Crown at the start of May.

Odds to Win 2014 Kentucky Derby at Bovada as of April 3:

Bayern 16/1
Bobbys Kitten 30/1
Bond Holder 50/1
Cairo Prince 14/1
California Chrome 7/1
Candy Boy 20/1
General A Rod 25/1
Havana 25/1
Hoppertunity 16/1
Intense Holiday 20/1
Mexikoma 33/1
Midnight Hawk 33/1
Noble Moon 50/1
Ride On Curlin 30/1
Rise Up 50/1
Samraat 25/1
Social Inclusion 14/1
Strong Mandate 20/1
Tamarando 25/1
Tap It Rich 50/1
Tapiture 12/1
Tonalist 50/1
Uncle Sigh 40/1
Vicars In Trouble 10/1
Wildcat Red 20/1
Chitu 25/1
In Trouble 33/1
We Miss Artie 33/1
Constitution 8/1
Ring Weekend 20/1
Toast Of New York 14/1

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Cairo Prince and Honor Code remain the top two betting choices on 2014 Kentucky Derby future odds betting, according to racebooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Cairo Prince was listed at 10-1 as of Friday, February 22, while Honor Code was pegged at 12-1. Top Billing has pushed into the No. 3 spot on most Derby pools.

Commissioner (currently ranging from 22-1 to 28-1 at Bovada) goes for the Fountain of Youth Stakes this weekend (knowing that this race produced the 2013 Kentucky Derby champion).

Kentucky Derby Futures as of February 22:

1. Bobby's Kitten 45-1             
2. Cairo Prince 10-1            
3. California Chrome 60-1             
4. Candy Boy 20-1           
5. Commissioner 28-1            
6. Conquest Titan 35-1             
7. Havana  40-1             
8. Honor Code 12-1            
9. Indianapolis 35-1             
10.Intense Holiday 30-1            
11. Kristo 50-1             
12. Matterhorn 75-1             
13. Midnight Hawk 40-1             
14. Noble Moon 45-1             
15. Rise Up 45-1             
16. Samraat 50-1             
17. Shared Belief 15-1            
18. Strong Mandate 15-1
19. Tapiture 28-1
20. Tonalist 65-1             
21. Top Billing 14-1
22. Uncle Sigh 75-1             
23. Vicar's in Trouble 20-1

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Honor Code did not run in the Breeders Cup Juvenile with many of the other top Kentucky Derby prospects for 2014, but he has been installed as the early betting favorite anyway. The son of A.P. Indy opened at Bovada as a 10/1 favorite to win the next Run for the Roses, ahead of other impressive two-year-olds New Years Day (15/1) and Havana (20/1).

The quality of the horses is matched by the size of the Kentucky Derby odds posted by Bovada, who have listed 237 horses as possible winners. Check out the full list of early 2014 Derby odds.

Odds to Win 2014 Kentucky Derby at Bovada as of December 19:

Honor Code 10/1
New Years Day 15/1
Havana 20/1
Tap It Rich 20/1
Grand Arrival 30/1
Strong Mandate 30/1
Bond Holder 40/1
Cairo Prince 40/1
Mosler 40/1
Kristo 45/1
Purple Sky 45/1
Ride On Curlin 50/1
Cleburne 60/1
Commissioner 60/1
Kobes Back 60/1
Noble Moon 60/1
Almost Famous 65/1
Casiguapo 75/1
Coastline 75/1
Diamond Bachelor 75/1
Mexikoma 75/1
Misconnect 75/1
Bobbys Kitten 85/1
Wicked Strong 85/1
Dunkin Bend 100/1
Financial Mogul 100/1
Intense Holiday 100/1
Mister Special 100/1
Round 100/1
Shadow Banking 100/1
Smart Cover 100/1
We Miss Artie 100/1
Amis Holiday 125/1
Chas S Legacy 125/1
Culprit 125/1
Dance With Fate 125/1
General Jack 125/1
Green Mask 125/1
Manhattan Johnnie 125/1
Master Lightning 125/1
Matador 125/1
Matuszak 125/1
Outstrip 125/1
Pablo Del Monte 125/1
Rare Eagle 125/1
Son Of A Preacher 125/1
Tamarando 125/1
Wired Bryan 125/1
Dobra Historia 130/1
Best Plan Yet 150/1
Big Sugar Soda 150/1
Candy Boy 150/1
Candy Dandy 150/1
Celtic Moon 150/1
Giovianni Boldini 150/1
Global View 150/1
In Trouble 150/1
Interchange 150/1
Kendalls Boy 150/1
Michaelmas 150/1
Pecorino 150/1
Protonico 150/1
Rebranded 150/1
Request 150/1
Rise Up 150/1
Schoolofhardrocks 150/1
Tourist 150/1
Wry 150/1
American Pride 175/1
Artic Slope 175/1
Bashhart 175/1
Can the Man 175/1
Due Diligence 175/1
Eirigh 175/1
Fantastic Vow 175/1
Harpoon 175/1
Innovation Economy 175/1
Irish You Well 175/1
Lunarwarfare 175/1
None Like Nolan 175/1
Shared Belief 175/1
So Lonesome 175/1
Southern Freedom 175/1
Tapiture 175/1
Wine Tipster 175/1
Alamo 200/1
Artempus 200/1
Bardstown 200/1
Boji Moon 200/1
Candip 200/1
Conquest Titan 200/1
Corfu 200/1
Divine Energy 200/1
Give No Quarter 200/1
Heres Johnny 200/1
Jose Sea View 200/1
Kids Rule 200/1
King Cyrus 200/1
Laddie Boy 200/1
Medal Count 200/1
Mighty Brown 200/1
My Conquestadory 200/1
Notability 200/1
Pacific 200/1
Peace Mission 200/1
Plug Catcher 200/1
Poker Player 200/1
Power Generation 200/1
Roundupthelute 200/1
Sheikinator 200/1
Smartys Echo 200/1
Springboard 200/1
Supersizer 200/1
Survival 200/1
Tiger Bourbon 200/1
Aarons Orient 225/1
Aotearoa 225/1
Beach Hut 225/1
Captains Affair 225/1
Charge Now 225/1
Classic Giacnroll 225/1
Danza 225/1
Emotional Stroll 225/1
Fascinating 225/1
Great White Eagle 225/1
Hold Everything 225/1
Hollywood Talent 225/1
Ichiban Warrior 225/1
Karma King 225/1
Oogeley Eye 225/1
Pachanga Party 225/1
Prince Bernardini 225/1
Pure Sensation 225/1
River Dancer 225/1
Rope A Dope 225/1
Solemnly Swear 225/1
Tobys Credentials 225/1
War Command 225/1
Warleigh 225/1
Yes Im Lucky 225/1
Alberts Hope 250/1
All For Us 250/1
Amherst Street 250/1
Better Bet 250/1
Big Bazinga 250/1
Bon Accord 250/1
Boyrbon Sense 250/1
Conquest Warrior 250/1
Cool Samurai 250/1
Debt Ceiling 250/1
Declans Fast Cat 250/1
Downey Gap 250/1
East Hall 250/1
Full Metal 250/1
General A Rod 250/1
Gone As Wind 250/1
Head Quarters 250/1
Hirschy 250/1
Long Water 250/1
Luicci 250/1
Matterhorn 250/1
Mr Paladin 250/1
Mr Speaker 250/1
No Nay Never 250/1
Phenomenalmoon 250/1
Roger Rocket 250/1
Rum Point 250/1
Secretary Of State 250/1
Sir John Hawkins 250/1
Sound Of Freedom 250/1
Souper Lucky 250/1
Southern Blessing 250/1
Tiznowforamerica 250/1
Twang 250/1
Wildcat Red 250/1
Aslan 275/1
Burning Warrior 275/1
Craftsman 275/1
Double Whammy 275/1
Go First 275/1
Guerre 275/1
Jessethemarine 275/1
Rankhasprivileges 275/1
Skydreamin 275/1
Smack Smack 275/1
Son Of Dixie 275/1
Stormy Deacon 275/1
Three Point Luke 275/1
Toormore 275/1
Vegas Strip 275/1
Vintage Heir 275/1
Wild Dude 275/1
All In Blue 300/1
Baby Titan 300/1
Bisque 300/1
Breitling Flyer 300/1
Brothersofthetime 300/1
Captainof The Nile 300/1
Chomsky 300/1
Condo Closing 300/1
Elevated 300/1
Ghostly Wonder 300/1
Go Greeley 300/1
Got Shades 300/1
Guns Loaded 300/1
Heart To Heart 300/1
Hi Fashioned 300/1
I Earned It Baby 300/1
Ide Be Cool 300/1
Knock Em Flat 300/1
Lengend Forever 300/1
Marvins Miracle 300/1
My Brown Eyed Guy 300/1
Noosito 300/1
Pennmarydel 300/1
Ria Antonia 300/1
Run For Logistics 300/1
Sassicaia 300/1
Solitary Ranger 300/1
Spin The King 300/1
Tony Adams 300/1
Whyruawesome 300/1
Alsono 350/1
Base Case Scenario 350/1
California Chrome 350/1
Del Rio Harbor 350/1
Free Mugatu 350/1
Gallivanting 350/1
Hes Got Talent 350/1
Macho Trini 350/1
My Corinthian 350/1
Ontology 350/1
Chief Power 400/1
Forever Juanito 400/1
Long On Value 400/1
Station House 400/1
Alpine Luck 500/1
Conquest Two Step 500/1
School On A Hill 500/1

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Verrazano and Orb are favored at the sportsbooks on the odds to win the 2013 Kentucky Derby with the starting gate now set for the 139th running of the Triple Crown race this weekend.

Both Verrazano and Orb were pegged at 4/1 at Bovada after the starting gate was set for the Kentucky Derby on Wednesday night. Verrazano drew the No. 14 post in the 20-horse field for Saturday, with Orb at No. 16. Goldencents, sitting in the No. 8 post, is third at 11/2 odds to win the race this weekend.

That top group of favorites is then followed by both Revolutionary (No. 3 post) and Normandy Invasion (No. 5 post) at 9/1 odds, with Itsmyluckyday (No. 12 post) at 12/1 odds, and each of Overanalyze (No. 9 post) and Vyjack (No. 20 post) at 14/1 odds.

Mylute (No. 6 post) and Java's War (No. 19 post) are then both at 16/1 on the Kentucky Derby odds at Bovada, with Charming Kitten (No. 15 post) and Palace Malice (No. 10 post) each sitting at 25/1 odds.

I'll Have Another won from the No. 19 post in 2012, with Animal Kingdom winning from the No. 16 post in 2011, and Super Saver winning from the No. 4 post in 2010. Black Onyk drew the inside post for the 139th Kentucky Derby and is set at 50/1 odds at Bovada. [ See also Kentucky Derby Matchup Odds for more horse racing action ]

Looking for Derby props such as over-under for the winning time and margin of victory? Get the full list here at OddsShark.

Kentucky Derby 2013 - Odds To Win at Bovada by Post Position (from May 1):

01. Black Onyx 50/1
02. Oxbow 33/1
03. Revolutionary 9/1
04. Golden Soul 50/1
05. Normandy Invasion 9/1
06. Mylute 16/1
07. Giant Finish 50/1
08. Goldencents 11/2
09. Overanalyze 14/1
10. Palace Malice 25/1
11. Lines of Battle 33/1
12. Itsmyluckyday 12/1
13. Falling Sky 50/1
14. Verrazano 4/1
15. Charming Kitten 25/1
16. Orb 4/1
17. Will Take Charge 20/1
18. Frac Daddy 40/1
19. Java's War 16/1
20. Vyjack 14/1

Kentucky Oaks 2013 - Odds To Win at Bovada by Post Position (from May 1):

01 Silista 20/1
02 Midnight Lucky 9/2
03 Beholder 7/2
04 Unlimited Budget 4/1
05 Seaneen Girl 25/1
06 Princess of Sylmar 25/1
07 Pure Fun 25/1
08 Dreaming of Julia 9/4
09 Rose to Gold 14/1
10 Flashy Gray 20/1
11 Close Hatches 15/2

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Verrazano continues to lead the odds to win the Kentucky Derby at the sportsbooks, but with the May 4 race at Churchill Downs fast approaching Overanalyze has made a move on those betting lines.

Overanalyze won the Arkansas Derby last time out, and has now moved up from 40/1 to 14/1 on the odds to win the Kentucky Derby at Bovada. Verrazano is the leader at 4/1 odds on that list, although that's down from 7/2 odds a couple of weeks ago.

Orb (11/2), Goldencents (6/1), Revolutionary (13/2), and Normandy Invasion (15/2) follow behind Verrazano on the current Kentucky Derby odds at Bovada. Here's a look at the complete betting lines to win the first Triple Crown event of 2013.

Kentucky Derby 2013 - Odds To Win at Bovada (from April 23):

Verrazano 4/1
Orb 11/2
Goldencents 6/1
Revolutionary 13/2
Normandy Invasion 15/2
Vyjack 10/1
Itsmyluckyday 14/1
Overanalyze 14/1
Java's War 16/1
Palace Malice 18/1
Oxbow 20/1
Governor Charlie 22/1
Will Take Charge 25/1
Lines Of Battle 28/1
Black Onyx 40/1
Frac Daddy 40/1
Mylute 40/1
Falling Sky 50/1
Winning Cause 50/1
Charming Kitten 66/1
Super Ninety Nine 75/1
Code West 100/1
Den's Legacy 100/1
Golden Soul 100/1
Tiz a Minister 100/1

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With several top contenders now ruled out of the 2013 Kentucky Derby there's a new favorite on the odds to win the race at the sportsbooks.

Verrazano is now the 7/2 chalk on the odds to win the Kentucky Derby at the Churchill Downs track on May 4.

Two months ago Flashback was tied with Itsmyluckyday as the 10/1 favorite at Bovada on the Kentucky Derby odds, but Flashback will miss the race due to injury and Itsmyluckyday is now farther back at 12/1 odds. Verrazano is the new 7/2 favorite after sitting at 12/1 odds earlier in the spring.

Following Verrazano on the current odds to win the Kentucky Derby at Bovada are Orb (5/1), Revolutionary (7/1), Goldencents (7/1), and Normandy Invasion (8/1). Two other horses that have dropped out of contention for the first leg of horse racing's triple crown are Violence (12/1 at last update) and Shanghai Bobby (16/1 at last update).

Kentucky Derby 2013 - Odds To Win at Bovada (from April 11):

Verrazano 7/2
Orb 5/1
Goldencents 7/1
Revolutionary 7/1
Normandy Invasion 8/1
Itsmyluckyday 12/1
Vyjack 15/1
Governor Charlie 18/1
Lines Of Battle 20/1
Oxbow 20/1
Uncaptured 20/1
Will Take Charge 20/1
War Academy 25/1
Java's War 30/1
Black Onyx 33/1
Mylute 33/1
Palace Malice 33/1
Title Contender 33/1
Demonic 40/1
Den's Legacy 40/1
Dynamic Sky 40/1
Overanalyze 40/1
Falling Sky 50/1
Super Ninety Nine 50/1
Departing 75/1
Tiz a Minister 75/1
Code West 100/1
Tesseron 100/1
West Hills Giant 100/1

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Betting on the Kentucky Derby is the biggest wagering day of the year right behind Super Bowl Sunday, so it’s small wonder that racebooks offer so many types of horse racing odds on the First Saturday in May.

There are bigger horse racing events, such as the Breeders' Cup, but no single event attracts more mainstream wagering interest than the Run for the Roses.

And the Kentucky Derby odds go up well before May as there are tons of Derby futures offered by most top racebooks. So in early January, there will be a list of 40 three-year-old horses who are considered favorites to win the Derby.

During February, March, and April the horse racing calendar is filled with key races, known as ‘Derby preps’, where the top horses compete and try to earn a spot in the field of 20.

Early odds for the 2013 Kentucky Derby at Bovada have Flashback and Itsmyluckyday both listed at 10/1 to win the Run for the Roses, with Verrazano and Violence both at 12/1, and Revolutionary at 14/1. Shanghai Bobby is back at 16/1 on the Kentucky Derby odds.

Kentucky Derby 2013 - Odds To Win at Bovada (from March 26):

Flashback 10/1
Itsmyluckyday 10/1
Verrazano 12/1
Violence 12/1
Revolutionary 14/1
Shanghai Bobby 16/1
Goldencents 20/1
Uncaptured 20/1
Normandy Invasion 25/1
Archwarrior 33/1
Capo Bastone 33/1
Falling Sky 33/1
Frac Daddy 33/1
Overanalyze 33/1
Oxbow 33/1
Power Broker 33/1
River Seven 33/1
Vyjack 33/1
Bern Identity 40/1
Fortify 40/1
Hes Had Enough 40/1
Palace Malice 40/1
Tesseron 40/1
Dynamic Sky 50/1
Title Contender 50/1

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In 2012, oddsmakers set early favorite Union Rags at 11/1 on the odds to win the Kentucky Derby, with no other horse better than 20/1 odds. That includes Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Hansen. The juvenile race features the best two-year-old horses and helps generate the prospect list for the Derby and other Triple Crown races. Union Rags finished a close second back in October and is clearly considered the early front runner.

Odds to Win the 2012 Kentucky Derby by Post Position: May 4

1. Daddy Long Legs 30/1
2. Optimizer 50/1
3. Take Charge Indy 15/1
4. Union Rags 9/2
5. Dullahan 15/2
6. Bodemeister 4/1
7. Rousing Sermon 55/1
8. Creative Cause 11/1
9. Trinniberg 50/1
10. Daddy Nose Best 15/1
11. Alpha 15/1
12. Prospective 30/1
13. Went The Day Well 20/1
14. Hansen 10/1
15. Gemologist 6/1
16. El Padrino 22/1
17. Done Talking 50/1
18. Sabercat 35/1
19. I'll Have Another 12/1
20. Liaison 50/1

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Odds to Win the 2012 Kentucky Derby: April 18

UNION RAGS 9-2
BODEMEISTER 5-1
GEMOLOGIST 7-1
DULLAHAN 10-1
ALPHA 12-1
CREATIVE CAUSE 12-1
HANSEN 14-1
EL PADRINO 15-1
I'LL HAVE ANOTHER 16-1
SECRET CIRCLE 18-1
TAKE CHARGE INDY 18-1
DADDY NOSE BEST 20/1
WENT THE DAY WELL 20/1
MARK VALESKI 25/1
DONE TALKING 30/1
DADDY LONG LEGS 35/1
LIAISON 35/1
SABERCAT 35/1
ROUSING SERMON 60/1
REVERON 65/1
OPTIMIZER 85/1
PROSPECTIVE 85/1
ISNT HE CLEVER 100/1
CASTAWAY 125/1
GOLDEN TICKET 125/1
MORGAN'S GUERILLA 150/1
STIRRED UP 150/1

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Odds to Win the 2012 Kentucky Derby: March 15

UNION RAGS 4/1
CREATIVE CAUSE 5/1
EL PADRINO 8/1
HANSEN 12/1
FED BIZ 15/1
ALPHA 18/1
DULLAHAN 20/1
GEMOLOGIST 20/1
HOWE GREAT 20/1
I'LL HAVE ANOTHER 20/1
SABERCAT 20/1
BODEMEISTER 25/1
MARK VALESKI 25/1
CASTAWAY 30/1
DISCREET DANCER 30/1
EMPIRE WAY 30/1
MY ADONIS 30/1
PROSPECTIVE 30/1
BATTLE HARDENED 35/1
EVER SO LUCKY 35/1
LIAISON 35/1
NEWS PENDING 35/1
SECRET CIRCLE 35/1
TAKE CHARGE INDY 35/1
BLINGO 40/1
OUR ENTOURAGE 40/1
DADDY NOSE BEST 50/1
EXOTHERMIC 50/1
FLY LEXIS FLY 50/1
MIDNIGHT TRANSFER 50/1

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