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Kentucky Derby Betting FAQ
When Is The Kentucky Derby?
<p>The 148th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2021. The Kentucky Derby is run on a dirt track at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, where it has been held since its inaugural running all the way back in 1875. The 1 1/4-mile (10 furlongs) race kicks off the American Triple Crown of <a href="/racebook-review">horse racing</a>.</p>
What Is The Kentucky Derby’s Role Within The Triple Crown?
<p>The <a href="/horse-racing/triple-crown-betting">Triple Crown</a> consists of three horse races: The Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. Any horse that wins all three of these prestigious races is the Triple Crown winner. You can places bets on each horse race individually or you can bet on one horse to win all three races.</p>
How Much Does The Winner Of The Kentucky Derby Get?
<p><a href="/horse-racing/kentucky-derby/how-to-bet">The Kentucky Derby</a> purse, what the winners are awarded, is around $3 million in total. The winner takes home $1.86 million, second place gets $600,000, third place gets $300,000, fourth place receives $150,000, while fifth place gets $90,000. There is a lot at stake, which is why the payout is so large.</p>