Horse Racing

Kentucky Derby Picks

- Can the betting favorite win the Kentucky Derby for the third year in a row? That is a question horseplayers will be asking on the first Saturday of May.

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Kentucky Derby Contenders

- The top contenders for the 2015 Kentucky Derby are starting to come into focus. This is the cream of the crop for this year’s running of the Kentucky Derby.

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Kentucky Derby Betting

- If you are looking for a little betting action for the Kentucky Derby, here are some of the top-rated racebooks to consider for your horse and sports wagering action.

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Khozan on move on Kentucky Derby odds

Itsaknockout, International Star and the promising Khozan were the big movers in early Kentucky Derby betting odds released this week at Bovada.

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Triple Crown Odds: 2015 Winner Longshot

Horse racing’s Triple Crown appears to be getting more difficult to achieve and the odds posted this week show it will be a longshot bet once again in 2015. Online racebooks such as Bovada had the prospect of a Triple Crown winner in 2015 pegged at +600 (6-1 odds) as of January 7. The ‘no’ bet is a -1000 proposition, meaning you need to wager $100 just to turn a small $10 profit.

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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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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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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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