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Kentucky Derby Online Betting
The best place to start with betting on the Kentucky Derby online is simply on picking your horse to win the race. There are basically two co-favorites this year, and a top group of three real heavy contenders. At the top you’ll find American Pharoah at +240 and Dortmund at +325. Both of these horses are trained by Bob Baffert, and it’s pretty unusual that one trainer has the top two favorites to win the Derby. The third horse in that mix is Carpe Diem, who’s trained by Todd Pletcher. Carpe Diem is currently at +700 and seems to be creeping up closer.
After that, there’s a large group of mid-range contenders, including Mubtaahij at +1,300, Firing Line at +1,300, Frosted at +1,400, Materiality at +1,400, Ocho Ocho Ocho at +1,800 and fast rising, Upstart at +2,000, and International Star +2,400. The rest of the field moves into the bigger long shot category.
There are also plenty of prop bets to make online with the Derby. For example, you can bet on the winning time, taking over 2:02.50 at -105 odds, or under 2:02.50 at -125 odds. Bet on whether or not the winning horse will be a wire to wire winner, taking yes at +400, or no at -600.
The fun thing with both of those bets is depending on which horse you like, you can easily parlay both of those together. For instance, knowing certain horses are front runners and more likely to steam ahead, and others are more likely to come from behind or win with a slower overall time.
One of the real unique ways that you can get involved this year with the Kentucky Derby online betting is with tie ins to the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight. You can actually make cross sport props and bets between the two, which is a really interesting approach and something you don’t see too often.
For instance, you can pair a Floyd Mayweather win with an American Pharoah win – those are the favorites in each instance, at +375. Or you could take no that both of those don’t happen at -550.
Or take the combination of a Pacquiao win and a Dortmund win at +1,000, or bet against it at -2,000. A few more tandems include Mayweather with Carpe Diem at +1,000 for and -2,000 against. Still looking to mesh things up more? Then take Mayweather to win, the Clippers to beat the Spurs, and American Pharoah to win the Derby at +600, or bet against it at -1,000. Alternatively, take Mayweather, American Pharoah and the Spurs at +800, or bet against it at -1,500.