Kentucky Derby Futures Wager

KY Derby Future Wager: Wagering Suspended On Montauk After Colt Sidelined

Wagering on Montauk (#15), an 11 ¼-length debut winner at Belmont Park in October, has been suspended for the second of four pools of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which opens its three-day run on Friday at noon (all times Eastern). Montauk, a 3-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro trained by Todd Pletcher and owned […]

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‘All Others’ Early Favorite In First KY Derby Future Wager Pool

The first of Churchill Downs’ four 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) pools kicks off its four-day run on Thanksgiving Day with a familiar wagering favorite in “All Others” (#24, 7-5 on the morning line), but a strong roster of potential Derby stars are among its individual wagering interests headed by Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup […]

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Mohaymen, Nyquist Favored In Final KY Derby Future Wager

Shadwell Stable’s Mohaymen (#14) and Reddam Racing LLC’s reigning 2-year-old champion Nyquist (#16) – a pair of unbeaten stars scheduled for a pre-Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) showdown in Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby (GI) at Gulfstream Park – loom as the top wagering choices for Churchill Downs Racetrack’s April 1-3 fourth […]

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KY Derby Pool 4: ‘All Others’ Favored, Overall Handle Down

Since the debut of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) in 1999, the overall betting choice in the year’s final future betting pool has in most years inherited the role of the most-likely favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) at the Louisville track on the first Saturday in […]

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California Chrome Narrow Favorite in Final KY Derby Futures Pool

With just under six weeks to go until the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), the fourth and final pool of Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) will open Thursday, March 27 with fast-rising West Coast star California Chrome (#5) as the narrow favorite over East Coast hero […]

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Verrazano Widens Derby Futures Lead

Trainer Todd Pletcher’s unbeaten Verrazano (#20), the favored individual horse in the first two pools of Churchill Downs’ 2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”), is one day away from being the overall fans’ choice in the year’s final Derby Future Pool. Let’s Go Stable’s son of More Than Ready is the 6-1 favorite among 24 […]

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Verrazano Favored in Final KY Derby Futures Pool

Unbeaten Verrazano (#20), impressive in three dominant victories since he launched his racing career on New Year’s Day, is a solid morning line choice to emerge as the overall betting favorite in this weekend’s third and final pool of Churchill Downs’ 2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”). Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia has installed Verrazano, […]

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‘All Others’ Remain Favorite for Derby Future Wager

At the close of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2, the ‘All Others’ entry is still favored at odds of 3-1. Verrazano remained relatively unchanged at odds of 9-1 with Vyjack close behind at 11-1. See the full chart of final odds here.  

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‘All Others’ early favorite in Derby Futures Pool 1

Champion Shanghai Bobby (#17) and rising star Violence (#21) are expected to vie for the role of individual favorite, but Churchill Downs Racetrack oddsmaker Mike Battaglia believes the “All Others” (#24) betting interest will be a strong fans’ choice in the first of three pools of the 2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”), which opens […]

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Final Kentucky Derby Future Wager closes with Union Rags as slight favorite

LOUISVILLE, KY (Sunday, April 1, 2012) – An upset loss in Saturday’s $1 million Florida Derby (Grade I) did not prevent Chadds Ford Stable’s Union Rags (#22) from being the favorite in Churchill Downs’ final Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) pool of 2012, but that result clearly narrowed the gap in odds between the fan’s […]

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