Horse Racing

Kentucky Derby: Frosted Betting Odds

It might not be the best post position for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, but Frosted need not look further than Orb in 2013 to find another horse that won the race from near his assigned gate.

And the jockey that rode Orb to that victory, Joel Rosario, will be atop Frosted as well in hopes of repeating the success he enjoyed just two years ago at the Kentucky Derby.

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Kentucky Derby: Firing Line Betting Odds

Firing Line has the best chance to win the 2015 Kentucky Derby out of the entire 20-horse field based on Wednesday’s post position draw. And at his current odds bettors may get a bargain if he becomes the 10th horse ever to win the Kentucky Derby out of the No. 10 position.

Giacomo was the last horse to win the Kentucky Derby out of that spot a decade ago, and eight others have done the same from that Kentucky Derby post position since 1930.

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Kentucky Derby: Mubtaahij Betting Odds

While he may not be one of the most well-known horses in the Kentucky Derby field, Mubtaahij is a bit of a wild card for the first race of the Triple Crown at Churchill Downs on Saturday. The Irish-bred three-year-old bay colt earned an impressive eight-length win in the $2 million UAE Derby in Dubai on March 28, serving notice that he will be one to watch in Louisville.

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Kentucky Derby: Materiality Betting Odds

Much like another Todd Pletcher-trained horse – Carpe Diem – Materiality will not be starting the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday from the most favorable post position.

Carpe Diem will be in the No. 3 position for the race while Materiality is set to begin right next to him at No. 4. The good news is that Super Saver won the Kentucky Derby from that spot back in 2010, as have four others in the history of the first Triple Crown race.

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Kentucky Derby Best Picks & Best Value

The 141st Kentucky Derby is just days away, with the post position draw coming up on Wednesday afternoon and the two most exciting minutes in sports on tap Saturday at historic Churchill Downs.

It is not too early to get a wager in, with Bovada offering fixed odds on the Run for the Roses, giving horseplayers an opportunity to lock in their price on their Derby pick.

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Finding Value in Kentucky Derby Betting

With just a week to go before the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby, American Pharoah is the betting favorite at 13/5 at Bovada, looking to become the third consecutive favorite to win the Run for the Roses.

Orb got the job done as the lukewarm favorite in 2013, returning $12.80 for the win. California Chrome made chalk players happy last year, paying $7.00 as the betting favorite.

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American Pharoah is solid Derby favorite

American Pharoah solidified his role as the betting favorite for the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 2 by winning his final prep in impressive fashion, his odds dropping at Bovada from 9/2 last week to 2/1.

The Bob Baffert trainee won the Arkansas Derby (G1) by eight lengths as the short priced favorite, a dominating performance in his second start this year. The colt won the Rebel Stakes (G2) in his previous start off a 5 ½ month layoff, rolling to a 6 ¼ length victory.

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American Pharoah still atop Derby odds

American Pharoah remains the early betting favorite for the Kentucky Derby at 9/2 in wagering odds released this week by Bovada.

Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, the colt makes his final prep for Louisville on Saturday in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park. The son of Pioneerof the Nile is the 1/2 morning line favorite.

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Dubai Sky moves on Kentucky Derby odds

Dubai Sky and Firing Line were the big movers in early Kentucky Derby wagering after picking up wins in Road to the Derby races over the weekend.

On Saturday, Dubai Sky pulled off the mild upset in the $550,000 Spiral Stakes (G3), his first start on polytrack after racing on turf in his first four starts.

Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, the colt overcame an outside draw and racing wide much of the trip to rally for the win, returning $16.80 for a $2 win wager.

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Horses: Dubai World Cup Betting Odds

California Chrome has landed safely in Dubai and is the betting favorite for the world’s richest race, the $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1), which will be contested on Saturday night at Meydan Racecourse.

The 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner was elected Horse of the Year and leads a strong group of U.S. based runners that are making the trip to Dubai this year. Just three traveled to Dubai last year in the racetrack's finale with a synthetic surface known as Tapeta, but 16 are making the trip this year.

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