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Preview Of The 2017 Kentucky Derby Betting Odds at Churchill Downs

By: Russell Potvin

Fri. May 05, 2017

Kentucky Derby Betting Odds 2017

Great excitement is building up as this year's Kentucky Derby takes place on the 6th of May 2017, its the 143rd running of this event that excites with blazing duels. The event stretches back well over a century and is popular for its version of chaos as fans select their favorites to win two-minute duals. With trainers and owners bringing a kaleidoscope of talent and equine athletes to the track, this year's twenty horse line-up is pretty much last year's top contenders.

Kentucky Derby Betting Odds For 2017

Wednesday morning's line up of odds to win, horses, and Jockeys is listed below. The question remains, however, which Kentucky derby contenders will win this year's Run for the Roses.

Number Horse Odds Jockey
1 Lookin at Lee 20/1 Corey Lanerie
2 Thunder Snow 20/1 Christophe Soumillon
3 Fast and Accurate 50/1 Channing Hill
4 Untrapped 30/1 Ricardo Santana Jr.
5 Always Dreaming 5/1 John Velazquez
6 State of Honor 30/1 Jose Lezcano
7 Girvin 15/1 Mike Smith
8 Hence 15/1 Florent Geoux
9 Irab 20/1 Mario Gutierrez
10 Gunnevera 15/1 Javier Castellano
11 Battle of Midway 30/1 Flavian Prat
12 Sonneteer 50/1 Kent Desormeaux
13 J Boys Echo 20/1 Luis Saez
14 Classic Empire 4/1 Julien Leparoux
15 McCraken 5/1 Brian Hernandez Jr
16 Taprit 20/1 Jose Ortiz
17 Irish War Cry 6/1 Rajiv Maragh
18 Gormley 15/1 Victor Espinoza
19 Practical Joke 20/1 Joel Rosario
20 Patch 30/1 Tyler Gaffalone

Types of Horse Racing Betting Odds

betting odds There are several ways to bet on the Kentucky Derby and some of the most commonly used include win, first, place, second, third, and show. Punters who bet $10 on a straight winner with odds at 12 to 1 nets $120 if the horse wins. Betting's such as place, second and show pays less and a popular bet selected by many fans is the across the board wager, a bet that includes wins, show, and place. Exacta bets force punters to pick an exact finishing order of the top two horses while choosing to place a trifecta bet requires the player to predict the top three and a Superfecta bet demands the correct order of the top four horses.

Classic Empire, McCraken, Always Dreaming Early Favourites to Win

The favorites to win the 2017 Kentucky Derby this year are three horses that separated themselves early from the rest of the Derby field potentials. Always Dreaming is listed as a +500 favorite, Classic Empire is also listed at +500 and McCraken at +900.

Why Experts Pick Classic Empire to Win

Last year Classic Empire was the countries best juvenile horse to win the Breeders Cup Juvenile and while it was disappointing to fans when he finished third, it was later revealed that his foot was to blame. Classic Empire's recovery success was visible as he won the Arkansas Derby. This victory places Classic Empire under this year's top favorites to win the $2 million purse.

Why McCraken, Always Dreaming Are Predicted To Upset

Todd Pletcher's, Always Dreaming is the top favorite to win the 143rd Kentucky Derby and claiming victory at the Florida Derby and Tampa Bay Downs only confirms its ability. McCraken is the number two in qualifying points and has two race winnings under its belt, which makes it a strong contender as well as a punter favorite.

Best Canadian Sportsbooks to Bet on The Kentucky Derby

There are several top Sportsbetting sites in Canada that are offering some excellent odds for the Kentucky Derby. This includes Bet365 Sports, a leader in sportsbetting odds. They have some wonderful promotions designed for horse racing and other sporting events geared towards increasing your odds. Bodog Sportsbook is another top contender for great odds for this year's Derby, so be sure to check out the promotions page, register and place your bets for this year is sure to offer some fantastic shake-ups and results.