kentucky derby wagering

Game Winner, Maximum Security Co-Favorites In Final Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Gary and Mary West’s champion 2-year-old Game Winner and undefeated Florida Derby (Grade I) hero Maximum Security are 8-1 co-morning line favorites in Pool 4 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) which opens on Friday. The three-day pool will offer win and exacta betting on 23 individual horses and an option to bet all other 3-year-olds not offered […]

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Record $225.7 Million Wagered On Kentucky Derby Day Program

Fans braved a steady all-day rain and the wettest Kentucky Derby ever as Justify captured the 144th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve over a sloppy track. Attendance of 157,813, was the eighth highest attendance figure in track history. Wagering from all-sources was the highest all-time on both the Kentucky Derby Day program and on […]

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Paulick Report 10/3 News Minute

The Paulick Report sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn’t stop after you’ve had your morning coffee. Each weekday afternoon, the Paulick Report brings you a video News Minute to let you know what’s happening around the Thoroughbred racing world: news we think […]

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Arc Proves Japan A Rich New Frontier For International Simulcasting

Horse racing fans in Japan bet approximately $40 million on Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe from France in Japan’s first imported simulcast since a new law went into effect this year. That bodes well for the upcoming Breeders’ Cup and, possibly, the 2017 Kentucky Derby. According to Paulick Report features editor Natalie Voss, who […]

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UPDATED: Breeders’ Cup Losing Betting Race to Kentucky Derby

With $7.3 million in non-commingled international wagers added to previously reported pari-mutuel handle figures on the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Breeders Cup, a total of $135,542,834 was wagered on the 13 championship day races from Santa Anita Park. That’s down from the $139,418,666 wagered on 14 races in 2013 and ranks this year’s Breeders’ Cup handle fifth in the […]

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Taking a Plunge: Huge Last-Minute Derby Wager Drops Odds on Candy Boy

As the field for the 140th Kentucky Derby began to enter the starting gate, several sharp viewers – both on track and at home – noticed that the odds on G2 Robert B. Lewis winner Candy Boy dropped sharply just before the race. The betting odds on the colt went from 16-1 down to 9-1 […]

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Crist: Kentucky Derby betting up nearly 20 percent from 2011

Steven Crist at the Daily Racing Form writes that the money spent on bets that included the Kentucky Derby in 2011 totaled $107.8 million. In 2012 the total bet on the Derby was $128.6 million, an increase of 19.27 percent. Crist says there was no dramatic difference in attendance, weather, or the quality of the […]

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