Kentucky Derby Contenders

The Latest Contenders for the 2015 Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby Horses
RankHorsePointsEarningsTrainer
1International Star171$940,979Michael J. Maker
2Mubtaahij (IRE)100$1,250,000Michael F. de Kock
3Materiality100$595,200Todd A. Pletcher
4Upstart76$807,680Richard A. Violette, Jr.
5El Kabeir75$620,792John P. Terranova, II
6Dortmund70$630,000Bob Baffert
7Carpe Diem64$870,000Todd A. Pletcher
8American Pharoah60$810,000Bob Baffert
9Itsaknockout60$288,560Todd A. Pletcher
10Firing Line58$530,000Simon Callaghan
11Dubai Sky50$313,500William I. Mott
12War Story44$195,000Thomas M. Amoss
13Maftool40$630,595Saeed bin Suroor
14Ami's Flatter40$176,000Josie Carroll
15Stanford40$150,800Todd A. Pletcher
16Conquest Typhoon26$430,827Mark E. Casse
17Far Right22$290,000Ron Moquett
18Keen Ice22$136,520Dale L. Romans
19Madefromlucky20$150,000Todd A. Pletcher
20Prospect Park20$80,000Clifford W. Sise, Jr.
20Tiz Shea D20$80,000William I. Mott
22Bold Conquest17$162,176Steven M. Asmussen
23Mr. Z14$510,826D. Wayne Lukas
24Calculator14$180,000Peter Miller
25Frosted13$176,200Kiaran P. McLaughlin
26Classy Class13$85,000Kiaran P. McLaughlin
27Texas Red12$1,176,000J. Keith Desormeaux
28The Truth Or Else11$173,500Kenneth G. McPeek
29Ocho Ocho Ocho10$600,250James M. Cassidy
30Daredevil10$339,600Todd A. Pletcher
31Leave the Light On10$240,000Chad C. Brown
32Far From Over10$150,000Todd A. Pletcher
33Pain and Misery10$96,250Richard E. Mandella
34Metaboss10$130,450Jeff Bonde
35Lucky Player10$76,481Steven M. Asmussen
36Bolo10$48,000Carla Gaines
37Divining Rod10$75,000Arnaud Delacour
38Firespike10$48,929Michael J. Maker
39Frammento10$42,800Nicholas P. Zito
40Tiznow R J7$72,000Steven M. Asmussen
41Lord Nelson6$168,571Bob Baffert
42Rock Shandy6$56,000Peter Miller
43St. Joe Bay6$50,500Peter Miller
44Task Force Glory5$26,125Michael J. Maker
45Toasting Master5$20,000Dale L. Romans
46Danzig Moon5$17,500Mark E. Casse
47Bayerd4$1,000Steven M. Asmussen
48Imperia4$171,804Kiaran P. McLaughlin
49Cross the Line4$40,000Jerry Hollendorfer
50Nasa4$40,000John C. Servis
51Bluegrass Singer2$52,300Marcus J. Vitali
52Hashtag Bourbon2$12,517Kellyn Gorder
53Hollywood Critic2$13,338Thomas Drury, Jr.
54General Bellamy2$25,000William I. Mott
55Eagle2$23,902Neil J. Howard
56The Great War1$125,510Wesley A. Ward
57Private Prospect1$25,500Michael B. Campbell
58Bench Warrant1$42,000John W. Sadler
59Danny Boy1$59,544Dale L. Romans
60Juan and Bina1$23,200Gustavo Delgado
61Another Lemon Drop1$13,500Philip A. Bauer
62Tough Customer1$25,000Wayne M. Catalano
63Tencendur1$24,500George Weaver
64Harmonic1$12,000Jerry Hollendorfer
65Hero Ten All1$9,250Jeff Mullins
66Flashaway1$8,999Mark E. Casse
Updated April 1st, 2015 - US Racing Kentucky Derby Contenders

Kentucky Derby Betting

Bet On Kentucky Derby 2014 – Pool 2 Opens

Bet now on the Kentucky Derby from Feb 6-8

The Kentucky Derby pari-mutuel wagers allowing fans to wager early on prospective entrants in the 140th Kentucky Derby, which will be run on May 3, 2014. The Kentucky Derby Future Wager offers win and exacta wagering. The minimum wager is $2 with a $1 minimum on exacta boxes.

Wagering Interests

Each pool of the Derby and Oaks wagers feature 24 wagering interests that include 23 individual horses and a mutuel field, known by many fans as the “All Others” bet. The Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) mutuel field, listed as #24 on the roster of each pool’s respective betting interests, features all 3-year-olds other than the 23 individual Thoroughbreds in the pool. The “All Others” bet in the Oaks pool, also listed as #24, features all 3-year-old fillies other than the 23 individual horses on that pool’s betting roster.

Kentucky Derby Pool Payouts

The payout on the winning wagers in each of the three Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool will be determined by the final odds at the time of closing of each respective pool. Remember, there will be a separate and independent calculation and distribution of winning wagers for each of the three Kentucky Derby Future Wager pools.

The Odds are as follows:

Derby Contenders Odds to Win
Odds Updated

Kentucky Derby Betting

Bet On Kentucky Derby 2014 – Pool 1 Opens

Bet now on the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks

The Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wager are pari-mutuel wagers that allow racing fans to wager early on prospective entrants in the 140th Kentucky Derby, which will be run on May 3, 2014, and the Kentucky Oaks, its companion race for 3-year-old fillies, to be run on May 2, 2014. Both the Kentucky Derby Future Wager and the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager offer win and exacta wagering. The minimum wager is $2 with a $1 minimum on exacta boxes.

Wagering Interests

Each pool of the Derby and Oaks wagers feature 24 wagering interests that include 23 individual horses and a mutuel field, known by many fans as the “All Others” bet. The Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) mutuel field, listed as #24 on the roster of each pool’s respective betting interests, features all 3-year-olds other than the 23 individual Thoroughbreds in the pool. The “All Others” bet in the Oaks pool, also listed as #24, features all 3-year-old fillies other than the 23 individual horses on that pool’s betting roster.

Kentucky Derby Pool Payouts

The payout on the winning wagers in each of the three Kentucky Derby Future Wager pools and the one Kentucky Oaks Future Wager pool will be determined by the final odds at the time of closing of each respective pool. Remember, there will be a separate and independent calculation and distribution of winning wagers for each of the three Kentucky Derby Future Wager pools and the one Kentucky Oaks Future Wager pool.

2014 Kentucky Derby  Betting Pool Dates

November 27 – 30: Derby Pool 1
February 6 – 8: Derby Pool 2
February 27 – March 1: Derby Pool 3
February 27 – March 1: Oaks Pool
March 27 – 29: Pool 4

Pool One Betting Interests

M/L Odds November 25, 2013

1. Almost Famous 20-1
2. Bobby’s Kitten 50-1
3. Bond Holder 50-1
4. Cairo Prince 30-1
5. Cleburne 50-1
6. Commissioner 50-1
7. Coup de Grace 50-1
8. Financial Mogul 50-1
9. Havana 30-1
10. Honor Code 15-1
11. In Trouble 50-1
12. Kobe’s Back 50-1
13. Mexikoma 50-1
14. Misconnect 50-1
15. New Year’s Day 20-1
16. Noble Moon 50-1
17. Pablo Del Monte 50-1
18. Ride On Curlin 50-1
19. Rise Up 50-1
20. Shared Belief 30-1
21. Strong Mandate 30-1
22. Tamarando 50-1
23. Tap It Rich 30-1
24. ALL OTHER 3 Year Olds 2-5

Bet on the Kentucky Derby

Betting on the Kentucky Derby is taking part of one of racing’s premier events. High profile horse races attract new bettors who are trying to figure out the seemingly endless varieties of bets available to them. Kentucky Derby betting online allows anyone, even first time bettors, to access the tools to research the Kentucky Derby’s horses and jockeys then make a smarter wager without ever having to travel to Churchill Downs.

Horse betting is legal in the United States

Within the United States, it is legal to bet on horses. This means that all betting racebooks that Americans access are usually licensed for American use only. If you live outside of the U.S., do not worry. There are worldwide racing books that will allow you to place an exotic horse wagers without being a United States resident.

Onshore websites typically offer parimutuel betting. This means that there is no “house” or bookmaker. Instead, all of the money that is bet throughout one pool will stay in one pool. Offshore websites offer track odds for most types of bets (Win, Place, Show) but limit the amount of payouts for exotic bets (Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta) to a certain cap which vary from one company to another.

Kentucky Derby Types

The Kentucky Derby is definitely one of the biggest events world-wide year after year, making it also one of the biggest if not the biggest event to bet on; hence why so many people bet on the Kentucky Derby, and hence why there are so many different betting types for the Derby as well, such as:
Kentucky Derby Wagering Offline

For those that are lucky enough to go to the Kentucky Derby, there are several options for wagering. Certainly, you can stand in line for the betting clerks or using the high tech self-service wagering options throughout Churchill Downs. This would be parimutuel betting on the Kentucky Derby.

Bet on the Derby Online

If you can’t go to Churchill Downs in person, remember that betting on the Kentucky Derby is entirely legal online for American citizens.
Our top choice for betting on the derby is US Racing .

Mobile betting on horse races

Most racebook websites will offer mobile betting. This is usually around the login area of the homepage. In some cases, a website will have a separate app for the iPhone that is found in the Apple Store. Otherwise, use you smartphone to browse the website as usual.

Making a deposit for your Derby bet

When you are ready to start using a web site to place a Kentucky Derby bet, entering your password and username is easy enough. Then, it is a matter of deciding whether to use your credit card, Western Union, Moneygram or a bank wire. If you are trying to place a bet the day of the derby, you will most likely choose to use your credit card because it is instantaneous.

Remember, if there is a conflict between the address you list in the login and the credit card address you use for billing, the processor may deny the transaction.  This is for the protection of the website and the custom.  Reputable firms must “know their customer.” Try to set up your first betting account in advance.

Once you log onto your first wagering account, you will soon see that there several betting terms that you may not be familiar with. In general, a new gambler should stick with the straight wagers such as placing a bet on a single horse in the win, place, and show categories.

For those gamblers looking for Kentucky Derby betting that is more advanced, the exotic horse wagers are definitely unique territory. Examples of exotic wagers include the exacta, quinella, trifecta, and superfecta bets.

Have fun and good luck on derby day!  Don’t forget to make your own mint juleps and enjoy the most exciting two minutes in sport!