Kentucky Derby Betting Odds

The Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

Running of the Roses

  • Date : May 7, 2012
  • Time: 1:00 pm
  • Dist: 1 1/4 Miles
  • Race Track – Church Hill Downs
  • Purse: $2,000,000
  • Address/Location: 700 Central Avenue, Louisville, Ky. 40208-1200
  • Odds to Win the Kentucky Derby: 2012 Kentucky Derby Contender Odds
  • Where to Bet: Bookmaker Racebook

(Approximately 4 miles from downtown, 3 miles from Louisville International Airport)
2012 Kentucky Derby Betting

Can’t stop thinking about Kentucky Derby Day? Want to see the best 3-year-old thoroughbreds in the world charge down the homestretch at Churchill Downs, under the famed Twin Spires on the first Saturday in May? Kentucky Derby Betting guide and our recommended Racebooks let you enjoy the thrill and excitement of the Kentucky Derby first leg of the Triple Crown Race “running of the roses” even more.

Kentucky Derby Betting and Triple Crown Predictions

Kentucky Derby predictions are an absolute must have leading up to this years 136 Derby showdown. Before you start placing bets on the Kentucky Derby, you must do some statistic research on every Kentucky Derby hopeful. Anticipating promising bets from such information is known as “horse handicapping”, a worthwhile procedure which presents you with factual information as to which horses are the most likely to win.

With the Kentucky Derby less than a month away, it is time to take a look at this year’s top contenders as we begin to size up whom might have a shot at winning horse racing’s legendary Triple Crown; the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and the Belmont.

The classic American horse race, the Kentucky Derby is the oldest consecutively held Thoroughbred race in America. It is run annually on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky Derby along with the Preakness in mid-May, and Belmont in early June, it is the first jewel of the coveted Triple Crown of Thoroughbred racing, which has been won by only eleven horses since 1919. Triple Crown winners include memorable names such as Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Whirlaway, and Affirmed.

 

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Kentucky Derby Horse Betting

May is that time of the year when we’ll begin the quest for horse racing’s Holy Grail, so to speak, the Triple Crown. Yep, the first race of three battles is the 2012 Kentucky Derby and you just know that we’ll be rooting for whoever wins the first all the way to that one becoming the Triple Crown champion.

Kentucky Derby Purse Structure Result Purse of $2,000,000
Winner $1,240,000 (62%)
Second $400,000 (20%)
Third $200,000 (10%)
Forth $100,000 (5%)
Fifth $60,000 (3%)