Horse Racing

Triple Crown Betting: American Pharoah

Once back at 10/1 to win horse racing’s Triple Crown, online sportsbooks lowered American Pharoah's odds after his impressive Kentucky Derby win on Saturday afternoon.

Online sportsbook Bovada had the horse at 10/1 odds to win the Triple Crown a few months back, but rival sportsbook 5Dimes was first up with fresh odds Saturday and American Pharoah was listed at +250.


Horse Racing: Preakness Stakes Odds

Can American Pharoah repeat his Kentucky Derby victory in the Preakness Stakes and keep hope alive for a Triple Crown winner in 2015? The second race of the Triple Crown season will take place on Saturday, May 16, and the sportsbooks have started to roll out their Triple Crown betting props and Preakness Stakes odds.


Horses: Belmont Stakes Betting Preview

The 2015 Triple Crown season in horse racing will come to a close on Saturday, June 6 with the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. Check back for Belmont Stakes betting odds from the sportsbooks, which will be posted after the Preakness has been run on Saturday, May 16.


Kentucky Derby Odds

- Stay up to date with Kentucky Derby odds on the horses who are the favorites to race to a victory in the first Triple Crown event of the season.


American Pharoah Gets Post Position 16

Animal Kingdom won the Kentucky Derby from post position No. 16 in 2011, and American Pharoah will get a chance to do the same on Saturday thanks to three horses being scratched from the field in the last couple of days.

American Pharoah drew the No. 18 post position on Wednesday, but the scratch of No. 11 Stanford from the field shifted him to post position No. 17 on Thursday afternoon. When International Star was scratched on Saturday morning American Pharoah then moved to post position No. 16.


2015 Kentucky Derby Morning Line Odds

American Pharoah opened as the morning line favorite of 5/2 for the 2015 Kentucky Derby after the draw on Wednesday and sits with the same line on those betting odds entering the final stretch of wagering for Saturday's race at Churchill Downs.

Editor's Note: A third horse, International Star, was scratched from the field for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday morning.


Derby: American Pharoah Betting Odds

There are at least three good reasons why American Pharoah is the favorite and the best pick to win the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs.

First of all, the three-year-old bay colt is trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who has previously won the Kentucky Derby three times, with the last victory taking place in 2002 with War Emblem. Baffert also won the Kentucky Derby with Silver Charm and Real Quiet in 1997 and 1998, respectively.


Kentucky Derby: Dortmund Betting Odds

Dortmund is one of two top contenders on the odds to win the 2015 Kentucky Derby trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, but some horse racing handicappers and bettors may argue he has a better chance to win the 141st Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs than favorite American Pharoah based on their respective post positions.

Dortmund drew the No. 8 position, with horses in that spot winning eight times previously, the last coming in 2009 with Mine That Bird.


2015 Kentucky Derby Betting Props List

American Pharoah and Dortmund are the top two favorites on the odds to win the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, and props released by the online sportsbooks on Thursday allow you to wager on them head-to-head in the race at Churchill Downs.


Kentucky Derby: Carpe Diem Betting Odds

Despite failing to land a favorable post position on Wednesday, Carpe Diem remains one of the top horses worth betting for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs behind only Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s two favorites, American Pharoah and Dortmund.

That is because Carpe Diem has a quality trainer of his own in Todd Pletcher, who won the Derby in 2010 with Super Saver and has seen his latest three-year-old win the Blue Grass and Tampa Bay Derby in his last two starts.



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