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Kentucky Derby Betting Guide

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The Kentucky Derby betting guide was design to help new and experienced betters to place their bets as accurate as possible and help them enjoy this hobby.

The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for 3 year-old Thoroughbred horses, held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States on the first Saturday in May. The race is 2 km long and is known in the United States as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" or "The Fastest Two MInutes in Sports". The race is also called "The Run for the Roses" for the blanket of roses draped on the winner.
 
If you have decided to place a bet on Kentucky Derby, you can follow this wasy steps that will help you place a bet on a horse

General Informations

Distance: 1¼ miles (10 furlongs)
Track: Dirt, Left-handed
Qualification: 3-year-old
Weight Colt/Gelding: 126 lbs (57.2 kg)
Filly: 121 lbs. (54.9 kg)
Purse: US$2 million 1st: $1,425,000
Bonuses: US$ 200
 

STEP 1 - Find a trusted bookmaker and open a betting account - Below you can find a selection of the most pupular bookmakers where you can place a bet on the Kentucky Derby Race. All you have to do is click the "Open an Account" button and after signing up on the bookmaker's page and making your first deposit, you are ready to bet.

- Easy registration process
- One of the best online bookies out there who also reward long term loyalty with loads of regular offers
- Up to £200 Free when you open an account
- Trusted leading UK online bookmaker
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  - Ladbrokes is the easiest site to place your Kentucky Derby bet at
- Ladbrokes accept all major credit and debit cards as well as other deposit methods like paypal and moneybookers
- Up to £60 Free when you open an account 
 
  - William Hill are one of the favourite sites for peole to place their Kentucky Derby bets at
- William Hill accept all major credit and debit cards as well as other deposit methods like paypal and moneybookers
- Up to £25 Free when you open an account 
 
  - Boylesports have great regular promotions and cash back offers
- Easy to use site with simple registration and deposit process
- Up to £40 Free when you open an account 
 

 

STEP 2 - Find the Kentucky Derby betting page and pick your horse

After you opened an account at a bookmaker, you need to find the event page for the Kentucky Derby race. This page can be found by locating the horse racing section, and selecting Ante-Post racing or nearer to the time of the race many bookmakers feature a direct link on the main page to the Kentucky Derby Betting page.

We offer the best odds from a large selection of the top bookmakers, so you can be sure you will get th vest value for your bet.

Below you can find betting terms and useful information so you can get used to betting and also help you decide on the horse you will put your money on.
 

Betting stake

The betting stake is the ammount of money you are willing to bet on a horse

 

Types of betting

Usually when betting on a horse hace, you will find the following betting types:

 
To Win - the bet will be placed on a horse to win the Kentuckt Derby Race. The bet will be lost if the horse does not win the race.
Each Way -This bet is placed for a horse to come in any of the top 4 places in the Kentucky Derby. This bet actually is formed of 2 bets. One bet is placed on the horse to win the race, and the full odds apply to this part, and another bet is placed on the horse to come in one of the top places and only a quarter of the odds apply this part of the bet. One Each Way bet cost therefore 2, with 1 being placed on the horse to win, and 1 placed on the horse to come in the first 4 places. The bet will be lost if the horse does not come in the 4 top places of the race.
 

Placing a bet

To place a bet, simply locate the horse you want to bet on from the bookmaker's offer, place your stake (usually is minimum £2), and select which bet you are placing, "to win" or "each way"

 

The winnings

To Win bet - If the horse you put money on wins, the stake is multiplied by the odds to calculate your winnings and is payd along with the original betting stake. For example if a £10 bet is placed in a horse with odds of 10-1, the £10 stake is multiplied by 10 (giving 100) and is paid with the original betting £10 stake, for a total of £110, if the horse wins.
Each Way bet - If the horse wins, the first part of the betting stake is multiplied by the odds and paid with the original stake and the other half of the betting stake is multiplied by a quarter of the odds and paid aling with the original stake. For example a £5 stake on an Each Way bet (£10 betting stake) is placed on a horse at odds of 10-1, the original £5 stake is multiplied by 10 (giving £50) and returned with the original bet of £5 for a total of £55. The other £5 of the bet, is multiplied by a quarter of the odds - 2.5, giving a total of £12.5, and paid with the original bet for a total of 17.5. Therefore if the horse wins, the total winning will be £55+£17.5=£72.5
If the horse fails to win the race, but comes in the first 4, the first part of the bet is lost and the second part is multiplied by a quarter of the odds and paid with the original part of the betting stake. For example, a £5 bet (£10 bet stake) placed on a horse at 10-1 odds, the original £5 stake is lost. The other £5 of the bet is multiplied by a quarter of the odds - 2.5, and paid with the original £5 stake, for a total of £17.5.
If you win a bet on a horse, the ammount you win, will be automatically credited to your betting account. You can then use the money to place future bets, or ou can widthraw the money from your betting account (subject to terms and conditions) and the money will be credited to your credit or debit card.
 

Kentucky Derby betting tips  

 
Betting of the favorites - The top 3 Kentucky Derby favorites are:  DIALED IN - Best odd 5, UNCLE MO - Best odd 6 and NEHRO and Archarcharch - Best odd 15

Kentucky Derby runners info

Horse Logo Age Trainer Owner Details
Dialed In 3 Nicholas P. Zito, Usa Mr Robert V. Lapenta Best odd: 5 - Top favorite to win this race, the horse is in a very good form winning the last 2 races. 
Uncle Mo 3 Todd A. Pletcher, Usa Repole Stable Best odd: 6 - Second candidate to winning this race, top 3 placements in the last 2 races run.
Nehro   3 Steven M. Asmussen, Usa   Best odd: 15 - Third option in the bookmakers offer, could have a good chance to win this race.
Archarcharch   3 W. H. Fires, Usa Best odd: 15 - As Nehro, third option in the bookmakers offer. With a bit of luck, can win this race.
The factor 3 Bob Baffert, Usa Fog City Stable and George Bolton Best odd: 17 - Only forth option in the bookmakers option, but could get the win if the conditions are favorable.

Kentucky Derby top 3 favorites form

Horse Date Race Conditions Distance Race outcome Jockey
Dialed In 03 Apr 2011 Gulfstream Park AW Flat 1m1f 1/8 Julien R. Leparoux
30 Jan 2011 Gulfstream Park AW Flat 1m 1/8
Uncle Mo 09 Apr 2011 Aqueduct AW Flat 1m1f 3/9 John R. Velazquez
06 Nov 2010 Churchill Downs AW Flat 1m 1/10 John R. Velazquez
Nehro 16 Apr 2011 Oaklawn Park Turf Flat 1m1f 2/13 Corey S. Nakatani

Kentucky Derby past winners

 

Year Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
2010 Super Saver Calvin Borel Todd Pletcher WinStar Farm
2009 Mine That Bird Calvin Borel Bennie L. Woolley, Jr. Double Eagle Ranch et al.
2008 Big Brown Kent Desormeaux Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. IEAH Stables / P. Pompa
2007 Street Sense Calvin Borel Carl Nafzger James B. Tafel
2006 Barbaro Edgar Prado Michael R. Matz Lael Stables

 
STEP 3 - Place a bet on the horse using odds comparison 
If you decided to bet on a horse, simply click the odd you have chosen and you will be directed to the bookmaker's page, so you can place your bet.
 
 

We sincerely hope that this Kentucky Derby betting guide will help both beginners in online betting as well experienced betters decide on how to place money on bets and win money.

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