Kentucky Derby Is Coming


Kentucky Derby Preview

When: Saturday May 3, 2014
Where: Churchill Downs Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Watch: NBC
Prize: $2 Million guaranteed
With March Madness winding down and nothing but NBA and MLB on the horizon lets get excited about a non human sport…that’s right horse racing. It’s a rich mans sport. Why else would it be legal and prestigious, meanwhile casinos and sports books are viewed as society draining fixtures of low income areas? Chicken or the egg I guess. Anyway it’s never to early to start building excitement for the Triple Crown which of course starts with the Kentucky Derby.

Derby Contenders

Here is a list of Win odds for the Kentucky Derby for all horses 50-1 and less

Horse Name Current Odds Horse Name Current Odds
California Chrome 5-1 Strong Mandate 25-1
Constitution 8-1 Vicar’s in Trouble 25-1
Hoppertunity 10-1 Midnight Hawk 30-1
Cairo Prince 12-1 In Trouble 35-1
Candy Boy 12-1 Toast of New York 35-1
Tapiture 12-1 Bobby’s Kitten 40-1
Chitu 15-1 Conquest Titan 40-1
Bayern 20-1 Kid Cruz 40-1
Intense Holiday 20-1 We Miss Artie 40-1
Samraat 20-1 Albano 50-1
Social Inclusion 20-1 Commanding Curve 50-1
Uncle Sigh 20-1 Commissioner 50-1
Wildcat Red 20-1 Gala Award 50-1
General a Rod 25-1 Kristo 50-1
Ride On Curlin 25-1 Noble Moon 50-1
Ring Weekend 25-1 Wicked Strong 50-1


As far as strategy goes with such a large field and relatively short distance it is almost always a good idea to look for some horses in the 10-1 – 25-1 range. There is just too much that can go wrong in this type of race to want to lay steep odds for a favorite. One thing I strongly suggest to those interested in this world is, take the time to learn how to read a racing daily form and try to form your own opinion. That is most of the fun for me, am I smarter than the public? Can I gain an advantage? I’ll never understand the concept of following others or buying picks. Form an opinion and back it with confidence, after all whats the worst that can happen…you lose?
Odds and information courtesy of –
Ryan Kramer and Sean Green are writers and co-hosts for the Sports Gambling Podcast. Follow the show on twitter @GamblingPodcast.

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