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Kentucky Derby Betting

Bet on Kentucky Derby

 

Bet on the Kentucky Derby

Bet on Kentucky Derby 140 at Churchill Downs on May 3rd, 2014 and watch it live on NBC. Underneath the iconic Twin Spires at Churchill Downs will be a full 20 horse field made up of Road to the Kentucky Derby winners from the Kentucky Derby Prep Season and Kentucky Derby Championship Series as they run for the roses. The first time fans ever bet on the Kentucky Derby was back in 1875 in the first ever Kentucky Derby won by Aristides with jockey Oliver Lewis and hall of fame trainer Ansel Williamson. There is a long history of Kentucky Horse Racing .

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The race, known as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" for its approximate time length, is the first leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in the United States. The Sport of Kings usually draws around 155,000 fans between the infield and millionaires row. The Kentucky Derby is the first crown jewel of the elusive  Triple Crown  which includes second crown jewel, the  Preakness Stakes and the final leg of the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes . The outer track (dirt) at Churchill Downs overs 1 ¼ Miles (2.012km) with colts and geldings carrying 126lbs (57kgs) and the fillies carrying 121lbs or 55kgs.

The Road to the Kentucky Derby schedule will be the first races involving the new Kentucky Derby Point System . The new system will award points for win, place, show and 4 th place finishes for races as the graded stakes earnings method has now been retired. The Road to the Kentucky Derby schedule will only offer up to 10 points for a win with the first leg of the Kentucky Derby Championship Series offering up to 50 points for a win and the second leg offering up to 100 points for a win.

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2014 Kentucky Derby Preview

The 140 th Kentucky Derby is headlined by West Coast invader California Chrome, who will be going for his 5 th straight victory and 7 th overall. The initial 5-2 morning line favorite has thoroughly dominated his rivals in California since last December but has never raced outside the Golden State. Hoppertunity, the 6-1 2 nd choice, was scratched on the morning of 5/1 with a foot injury, opening the door for Pablo Del Monte to draw in as the lone Also-Eligible entrant. Trainer Wesley Ward was non-committal about running the son of Giant's Causeway even after learning he had gained a spot in the gate, as the extreme outside post doesn't lend itself well to his charge's front-running style. Stablemates Vicar's In Trouble and Harry's Holiday drew the two inside posts and neither has impressed onlookers with morning preparations under the Twin Spires. The former will most certainly have to use his early speed to avoid getting boxed in on the rail, and it's tough to imagine he'll be around late. Harry's Holiday enters off a drubbing in the G1 Lexington S. and would be a major surprise. Uncle Sigh is another speedball drawn inside with the #3 post and will need to gun it from the gate to secure position. G1 Arkansas Derby champ Danza has been the backside buzz horse since arriving at Churchill Downs and making a spectacular appearance. He'll need to prove his shocker at Oaklawn Park was no fluke and is the only entrant to have never faced a double-digit field size. G1 Wood Memorial S. runner-up Samraat will try to rebound from his only defeat in six starts. The My Meadowview Farm homebred has yet to crack a 100 BRIS Speed Rating but has earned a 99 in his last four races and must be respected for his consistency and willingness to battle to the wire. We Miss Artie joins Danza as one of four entered for the Todd Pletcher barn. His trainer made unusually strong statements after a dull final work that the colt probably shouldn't be in the Derby, but owner Ken Ramsey apparently insisted on entering. General a Rod has hit the board in all five of his races, including a runner-up effort on this oval as a juvenile. A Derby week sale by his original owner came as a surprise, and he's another who hasn't particularly impressed in the mornings leading up to the Run for the Roses. Like Harry's Holiday, Vinceremos was up the track in the Blue Grass S. The G3 Sam F. Davis S. winner has trained well enough at Churchill to merit inclusion in the field but couldn't keep up with stablemate Danza in his final timed work. Gutsy Wildcat Red hit the wire 1 st in five of his seven races and exits a neck loss in the G1 Florida Derby. But he has appeared to struggle with the surface in Louisville and will be making his 1 st start away from Gulfstream Park. Blue Grass S. winner Dance With Fate nearly passed on the Derby with conditioner Peter Eurton noting that the colt is best on turf and synthetic surfaces. The Two Step Salsa son did have a respectable 2 nd on the dirt in Santa Anita's G1 FrontRunner S. last year and outfinished California Chrome in the G1 Del Mar Futurity prior to that. G3 Sunland Derby victor Chitu will need to stretch his speed, and trainer Bob Baffert had hoped owner Tanma Corporation would opt for the Derby Trial and Preakness for the son of Henny Hughes, who is built strictly like a sprinter. Blue Grass S. runner-up Medal Count will be making his 3 rd start in four weeks but looks physically up to the task and has conditioner Dale Romans brimming with confidence. Tapiture came up empty in the Arkansas Derby but has three excellent races, including a victory, on this course. G2 Risen Star S. champ Intense Holiday settled for 2 nd last out in the G2 Louisiana Derby but has made perhaps the best pre-race appearance since arriving in Louisville. Conditioner Dallas Stewart again had to wait for defections to get Louisiana Derby show finisher Commanding Curve into the field and hopes to duplicate or better the performance Golden Soul had for the barn a year ago when running 2 nd after being on the outside looking in with qualifying points until the final days before the draw. Candy Boy also ran 3 rd in his final prep, the Santa Anita Derby. Trainer John Sadler was less than thrilled with the #18 post position, but Hall of Fame rider Gary Stevens seemed unconcerned. Ride On Curlin was a determined 2 nd in the Arkansas Derby after surviving a bumpy start. He has two solid races at on this oval and reunites with three-time Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel. Wood Memorial hero Wicked Strong looked like a different horse once he got away from Gulfstream Park's speed-favoring main track but will have his work cut out for him with his outside post.

2014 Kentucky Derby Contenders

Result Time Post M/L Odds Horse Trainer Jockey Owner
1 2.03:66 5 5-2 California Chrome Art Sherman Victor Espinoza Coburn, Steven and Martin, Perry
2 17 50-1 Commanding Curve Dallas Stewart Shaun Bridgmohan West Point Thoroughbreds
3 4 10-1 Danza Todd Pletcher Joe Bravo Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners
4 20 8-1 Wicked Strong Jimmy Jerkens Rajiv Maragh Centennial Farms
1 30-1 Vicars in Trouble Mike Maker Rosie Napravnik Ramsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K.
2 50-1 Harrys Holiday Mike Maker Corey Lanerie Skychai Racing LLC, Raymond, Terry and Wagner, Jan
3 30-1 Uncle Sigh Gary Contessa Irad Ortiz Jr. Wounded Warrior Stables and Robertson, Anthony C.
6 15-1 Samraat Rick Violette Jr. Jose Ortiz My Meadowview Farm
7 50-1 We Miss Artie Todd Pletcher Javier Castellano Ramsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K.
8 15-1 General A Rod Mike Maker Joel Rosario J. Armando Rodriguez
9 30-1 Vinceremos Todd Pletcher Joe Rocco Jr. WinStar Farm LLC and Twin Creeks Racing Stables, L
10 15-1 Wildcat Red Jose Garrofalo Luis Saez Honors Stable Corp.
11 6-1 Hoppertunity Bob Baffert Mike Smith Watson, Karl, Pegram, Michael E. and Weitman, Paul
12 20-1 Dance With Fate Peter Eurton Corey Nakatani Alesia, Sharon, Bran Jam Stable and Ciaglia Racing
13 20-1 Chitu Bob Baffert Martin Garcia Tanma Corporation
14 20-1 Medal Count Dale Romans Robby Albarado Spendthrift Farm LLC
15 15-1 Tapiture Steven Asmussen Ricardo Santana Jr. Ron Winchell
16 12-1 Intense Holiday Todd Pletcher John Velazquez Starlight Racing
18 20-1 Candy Boy John Sadler Gary Stevens C R K Stable
19 15-1 Ride On Curlin Billy Gowan Calvin Borel Daniel J. Dougherty
21 50-1 Pablo Del Monte Wesley A. Ward Jeffrey Sanchez Magnier, Mrs. John, Smith, Derrick, Tabor, Michael