Horse Racing

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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