Horse Racing

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.

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Breeders’ Cup Friday Betting Odds Update

The 31st Breeders’ Cup gets underway at Santa Anita on Friday afternoon with four championship races including the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff.

The other three Breeders’ Cup races on the card are the Dirt Mile, Juvenile Turf Fillies and Juvenile Turf, each with a $1 million purse. There are nine Breeders’ Cup races slated for Saturday including the $5 million Classic.

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2014 Breeders’ Cup Future Odds Update

The 14-horse Classic field showcases the best contenders of the season.

Four Horse of the Year candidates are running, including 8/5 betting favourite Shared Belief, California Chrome, Tonalist and Bayer. Shared Belief was the Eclipse Award champion two-year-old male last year and a winner of seven straight races to begin his career. He missed the 2014 Triple Crown races with foot problems. Mike Smith will ride the gelding, starting from Post 6. No three-year-old has won the Classic since Raven's Pass in 2008.

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Horses: Belmont Stakes Betting Preview

With the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes coming up on Saturday, California Chrome continues to take the majority of the betting action, currently at 4-5 in fixed betting odds at Bovada.

The colt was installed as the 3-5 morning line favorite by Belmont Park for the third jewel of the Triple Crown.

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Belmont Stakes Props: The Triple Crown

The hype is running at an all-time high, California Chrome appears ready, and online racebooks have the party started with tons of Belmont Stakes props and Triple Crown betting specials.

The Belmont is the longest of the three major races and it has been a haven for longshots in recent years. Ever heard of Matuszak? Maybe you will after Saturday and he is a 10-1 longshot to even finish in the Top 3, according to Bovada, which is expecting a huge day of horse racing activity Saturday.

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Belmont Stakes Betting: Morning Line

California Chrome was installed as the 3-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1), where the colt will face a field of 10 looking to end his bid to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

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Horse Racing: Preakness Stakes Odds

When advanced wagering on the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes closed on Friday, Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was attracting most of the attention as expected, closing at odds of 1-2.

The betting pool was just money wagered in Maryland and it totaled only $51,655, a small amount compared to the millions that will be wagered by Saturday afternoon, but it gives us an early look at how the betting odds may play out.

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Preakness Stakes Props: Matchup Odds

The Preakness Stakes prop odds menu was released Thursday and favorite California Chrome figures prominently in them.

The Kentucky Derby winner is a huge favorite to win at Pimlico and he’s a prohibitive 1/5 bet to finish in the Top 3 on Saturday, according to Bovada which posted props.

Two weeks ago, longshot Commanding Curve was a 15/1 bet to finish in the money and he finished a strong second. This time, Ring Weekend has the longest odds on that Preakness Stakes prop.

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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.

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Kentucky Derby 2014 Props Announced

The Kentucky Derby winner won’t win the Preakness Stakes and there certainly won’t be a Triple Crown winner in 2014.

That, according to the Kentucky Derby 2014 props announced this week courtesy of Bovada. The ‘no Triple Crown winner’ prop carries a current 1-12 pricetag, meaning $1 in profit for every $12 wagered.

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