Triple Crown Odds on California Chrome

On Saturday, a wager on any horse to win the Triple Crown was a 9-1 payout. On Sunday, that same wager was down to a 2-1 payout at one racebook.

Such was the dominant form of California Chrome in the 140th Kentucky Derby that racebook and sportsbook managers slashed the odds to win the Triple Crown.

The horse became the first California-bred to win the Derby since 1962 and his team announced immediately he would ship to Pimlico for the Preakness Stakes. He was expected to open as a significant favorite after racing away from the field before cruising to a victory of less than two lengths.

Odds posted Monday morning at Bovada showed the caution oddsmakers are exercising with the colt, who is riding a five-race win streak. They also posted a -150 line on the ‘will he win the Preakness Stakes’ question.

Will California Chrome win the 2014 Triple Crown?           

Yes +200

No -300

Will California Chrome win the 2014 Preakness?               

Yes -150

No +110

Answers to Kentucky Derby prop questions from Bovada:

2014 Kentucky Derby - Odds to Finish Top 3       

1- Vicar's in Trouble (M. Maker/R. Napravnik) 15/2

2- Harry's Holiday (M. Maker/C. Lanerie) 15/1

3- Uncle Sigh (G. Contessa/I. Ortiz Jr.) 10/1

4- Danza (T. Pletcher/J. Bravo) 12/5 (third)

5- California Chrome (A. Sherman/V. Espinoza) 2/3 (first)

6- Samraat (R. VioletteJr./ J. Ortiz) 5/1

7- We Miss Artie (T. Pletcher/J. Castellano) 12/1

8- General a Rod (M. Maker/J. Rosario) 5/1

9- Vinceremos (T. Pletcher/J. Rocco Jr.) 15/1

10- Wildcat Red (J. Garrofalo/L. Saez) 5/1

12- Dance With Fate (P. Eurton/C. Nakatani) 6/1

13- Chitu (B. Baffert/M. Garcia) 13/2

14- Medal Count (D. Romans/R. Albarado) 17/2

15- Tapiture (S. Asmussen/R. Santana) 4/1

16- Intense Holiday (T. Pletcher/J. Velazquez) 7/2

17- Commanding Curve (D. Stewart/S. Bridgmohan) 10/1 (second)

18- Candy Boy (J. Sadler/G. Stevens) 15/2

19- Ride on Curlin (W. Gowan/C. Borel) 11/2

20- Wicked Strong (J. Jerkens/R. Maragh) 11/5

21- Pablo Del Monte (W. Ward/J. Sanchez) 15/1

Winning Time  

Over 2:02.50 +120

Under 2:02.50 -160

How many lengths will the winner win by?       

More than or equal to 1 length -200

Less than 1 length +150     

More than or equal to 3 lengths +150

Less than 3 lengths -200

Official Win Mutual Payoff        

Over $24.10 EVEN

Under $24.10 -140

Total of All Pari-Mutual Payoff

Over $70.00 -120

Under $70.00 -120 (landed on $70 exactly!)

How Many Words Will Be in the Name of the Derby Winner? 

1 +175

2 -200

3 or More +475

Will Secretariat's Record Time of 1:59.40 be broken?      

Yes +1000

No -2000

Will there be an inquiry?            

Yes +600

No -1000

Where will winning horse start?             

Gate 1-10 -175

Gate 11-20 +135

Winning horse's name will start with letter?    

A-M -200

N-Z +150

Winning Trainer's last name starts with?            

A-M +130

N-Z -170

Winning Jockey's last name starts with?             

A-M -200

N-Z +150

Winning horse's saddlecloth number will be?  

Odd -130

Even -110

Was the 2014 winner bred in Kentucky?              

Yes EVEN

No -140

Did the winner win his last race before the Derby?        

Yes -175

No +125

Will the winning horse win the Preakness?       

Yes +200

No -300

Will the winning horse win the Belmont Stakes?            

Yes +300

No -500

Will any horse win exactly 2 of 3 Triple Crown races?    

Yes +170

No -250

Odds to Win 2014 Triple Crown                

No Triple Crown Winner 1/12

5- California Chrome (A. Sherman/V. Espinoza) 9/1

20- Wicked Strong (J. Jerkens/R. Maragh) 20/1

4- Danza (T. Pletcher/J. Bravo) 50/1

16- Intense Holiday (T. Pletcher/J. Velazquez) 50/1

6- Samraat (R. VioletteJr./ J. Ortiz) 65/1

10- Wildcat Red (J. Garrofalo/L. Saez) 70/1

18- Candy Boy (J. Sadler/G. Stevens) 70/1

19- Ride on Curlin (W. Gowan/C. Borel) 80/1

12- Dance With Fate (P. Eurton/C. Nakatani) 80/1

1- Vicar's in Trouble (M. Maker/R. Napravnik) 100/1

15- Tapiture (S. Asmussen/R. Santana) 100/1

3- Uncle Sigh (G. Contessa/I. Ortiz Jr.) 150/1

9- Vinceremos (T. Pletcher/J. Rocco Jr.) 150/1

13- Chitu (B. Baffert/M. Garcia) 150/1

2- Harry's Holiday (M. Maker/C. Lanerie) 200/1

14- Medal Count (D. Romans/R. Albarado)  200/1

17- Commanding Curve (D. Stewart/S. Bridgmohan) 200/1

7- We Miss Artie (T. Pletcher/J. Castellano) 300/1

21- Pablo Del Monte (W. Ward/   300/1

Will a horse win the Triple Crown?        

Yes +650

No -1200

Will the crowd attendance exceed that of the 151,616 of 2013?               

Yes -200

No +150