December 7, 2022

The Run For The Roses|2022 Kentucky Derby Betting Odds

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The 148th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place on May 7, 2022 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

What is the Kentucky Derby? The Kentucky Derby is also know as the “run for the roses”. This is the first jewel of the Triple Crown, a series of races that includes the Preakness Stakes two weeks later in Baltimore and the Belmont Stakes three weeks after that in New York, the Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds.

“The Kentucky Derby is restricted to 3-year-old racehorses, male or female, so a Thoroughbred is eligible for the race only once in their lives. Horses must be nominated to the Triple Crown and then qualify through a series of races that award points to the top four finishers. The Kentucky Derby field is restricted to 20 runners.”

“In 2021, $153.7 million were placed on bets for the race. This year’s edition could very well top that and go after the 2019 record of $165.6 million. If you plan to be one of those folks looking to bank some big bucks on May 7, let’s first get a look at some of the top Kentucky Derby horses running in the 2022 race”

Tickets to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7th, 2022 are the most sought after in all sports, which makes them the most difficult to find but we have your tickets here Derby Tickets

Currently bookmakers at America’s Bookie have list the following horse as your early favorite.

2022 Kentucky Derby race facts

There have been 147 runnings of the world’s most famous horse race. Here are some of the key points to know as we get ready for the 2022 Kentucky Derby:

  • 2022 location: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Distance: 1 ¼ miles
  • Age qualifications: 3-year-old colts, geldings, fillies
  • 2022 purse: $3 million
  • 2022 race date: May 7
  • Post time: 6:57 p.m. ET
  • Where to watch: NBC
  • Fastest time: 1:59.4, Secretariat, 1973
  • Most wins by a trainer: Bob Baffert and Ben Jones, six

Listed below are the lastest numbers posted in two well known LV sportsbooks.

Kentucky Derby futuresCircaC-WHTrainerSire
Epicenter +490 +450Steve AsmussenNot This Time
Messier +590 +500Tim YakteenEmpire Maker
Taiba +620 +500Tim YakteenGun Runner
Zandon +625 +600Chad BrownUpstart
Mo Donegal  12-1  10-1Todd PletcherUncle Mo
Smile Happy  12-1  12-1Ken McPeekRunhappy
Charge It  13-1  12-1Todd PletcherTapit
White Abarrio  15-1  12-1Saffie Joseph Jr.Race Day
Cyberknife  18-1  10-1Brad CoxGun Runner
Tiz the Bomb  22-1  22-1Ken McPeekHit It a Bomb
Zozos  24-1  20-1Brad CoxMunnings
Simplification  26-1  22-1Antonio SanoNot This Time
Barber Road  36-1  38-1John OrtizRace Day
Early Voting  38-1  24-1Chad BrownGun Runner
Crown Pride  40-1  38-1Koichi ShintaniReach the Crown
Pioneer of Medina  55-1  65-1Todd PletcherPioneerof the Nile
In Due Time  70-1  25-1Kelly BreenNot This Time
Tawny Port  60-1  85-1Brad CoxPioneerof the Nile
Un Ojo (g)  95-1  60-1Ricky CourvilleLaoban
Happy Jack  95-1100-1Doug O’NeillOxbow
Ethereal Road105-1 D. Wayne LukasQuality Road
Summer Is Tomorrow  85-1110-1Bhupat SeemarSummer Front
Circa: Circa Sports    
C-WH: Caesars at William Hill   

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