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While horse racing is considered a “fringe” sport among mainstream sports fans for much of the year, the main exception to that is during the Triple Crown.

Each spring the top three-year-olds in training go through a grueling three-race series, starting with the two most exciting minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby at historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

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Profile on Kentucky Derby Betting Contender Girvin

The Joe Sharp-trained Girvin has spent his entire career in the Big Easy, winning three of four starts at Fair Grounds, taking the Louisiana Derby (G2) on April 1 in his final prep for the Run for the Roses.

Girvin topped the Road to the Kentucky Derby points standings with 150 and is currently listed at 16-1 in early Kentucky Derby betting at Bovada.

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Profile on Kentucky Derby Betting Contender Hence

Hence is coming into the Kentucky Derby (G1) off a victory in the Sunland Derby (G3) at Sunland Park, not one of the traditional Derby prep races.

However, the race did produce Mine That Bird, who posted a huge upset at 50-1 in the Run for the Roses in 2009, and in 2015 Firing Line won the Sunland Derby and came back to finish in the runner-up spot in the Kentucky Derby.

The colt is listed at 22-1 in early Kentucky Derby wagering at Bovada.

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Profile on Kentucky Derby Betting Contender Gunnevera

This colt has turned out to be a bargain, purchased for just $16,000 at the 2015 Keeneland September Sale, and he has earned over $1.1 million, winning four of his nine starts including three graded stakes.

The colt is currently at 12-1 in early Kentucky Derby betting at Bovada, the fifth choice in the wagering.

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Kentucky Derby Futures: Always Dreaming Slight Favorite

- 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.

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Profile on Kentucky Derby Betting Contender Practical Joke

Practical Joke showed a ton of tenacity as a juvenile, winning a pair of Grade 1 races in photos in his second and third career starts.

He broke his maiden in his debut at Saratoga last August and came right back a month later to win the Hopeful (G1), then won the prestigious Champagne at a mile at Belmont Park.

The Chad Brown trainee suffered his first career start when third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), beaten 7 3/4 lengths by Classic Empire.

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Kentucky Derby Trends and Facts

With this year’s two most exciting minutes in sports upon us, it is time to start digging deep and finding betting trends that may assist us in finding this year’s Kentucky Derby winner.

The two big questions this year are whether we will see our fifth consecutive betting favorite win the Run for the Roses and if trainer Todd Pletcher can improve on his mediocre 1-for-45 record in the race.

Here are some betting trends and facts for this year’s running:

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How To Bet The Kentucky Derby If You're A Sports Bettor

If you never bet the ponies but you’re going to bet the Kentucky Derby (y’know, because it’s on TV and all), first understand this: You are going to lose. 

One of the big reasons horse betting is dropping in popularity all the time is that the gambling crowd is getting younger and wiser – which I realize may sound like a contradiction – and this crowd doesn’t like losing. 

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2017 Kentucky Derby Post Positions and Betting Odds

Post positions for the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby were set on Wednesday morning, giving horse bettors more to work with for handicapping Saturday's race. Position #5 has historically performed the best as horses starting from that gate have won the race 13 times since 1900. It just so has it that one of this year's top contenders, Always Dreaming, drew that position, perhaps providing the horse with an additional edge.

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Profile on Kentucky Derby Betting Contender Always Dreaming

Trainer Todd Pletcher will send out three contenders in this year’s Run for the Roses and Always Dreaming is his best shot of improving on his 1-for-45 record in the race.

The colt made his first two starts last year under the care of Dominic Schettino, with Pletcher taking over this year, and the colt broke his maiden by 11 1/2 lengths at Tampa Bay Downs in his first start for the new connections.

The colt then beat first-level allowance company by four lengths at Gulfstream Park, and was pointed toward the Florida Derby (G1) for his stakes debut.

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