2020 Kentucky Derby Betting Odds
The Kentucky Derby is the most famous horse race in the United States. It's always run on the first Saturday in May and is often called "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" or "The Run for the Roses."
The race takes place at Churchill Downs Racetrack from Louisville, Kentucky and features the top three-year-old horses in the world.
Due to the global 'coronavirus' pandemic, the 2020 Kentucky Derby was postponed. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday Sept. 5, 2020 at Churchill Downs, which will kick off the Labor Day holiday weekend in the United States.
2020 Kentucky Derby Betting Odds
Morning-Line Odds for the Kentucky Derby were posted on Tuesday Sept. 1, 2020 by by Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia.
The announced field will have 18 runners and it appears to be a three-horse race.
Tiz the Law, the 2020 Belmont Stakes winner, has been installed as a 3/5 morning-line favorite (Bet $100 to $60) followed by Honor A. P. (5/1) and Authenitc (8/1).
Coincidentally, those three horses will be starting in the last three gates of this year's Kentucky Derby in post positions 16, 17 and 18.
The remaining 15 horses have morning-line odds ranging from 15/1 to 50/1.
2020 Kentucky Derby Contenders
- Tiz the Law 3/5
- Honor A. P. 5/1
- Authentic 8/1
As of Friday afternoon, two horses have been scratched for the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby.
- 1 - Finnick the Fierce
- 6 - King Guillermo
||Finnick the Fierce
||Steven M. Asmussen
||Ricardo Santana Jr.
||Mark E. Casse
||Storm The Court
||Gregory D. Foley
||Juan Carlos Avila
||William I. Mott
||Mr. Big News
||Chris A. Hartman
||Patrick L. Biancone
||Dale L. Romans
||Saffie A. Joseph, Jr.
||Honor A. P.
||John A. Shirreffs
||Tiz the Law
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Kentucky Derby Betting Leaderboard
*Leaderboard and odds subject to change. Odds courtesy of Churchill Downs Inc.
Kentucky Derby Week - Key Dates
- Sunday, Aug, 30: Morning Workouts
- Monday, Aug. 31: Kentucky Oaks Post Position Draw (11:00 a.m. ET)
- Tuesday, Sept. 1: Kentucky Derby Post Position Draw (11:00 a.m. ET)
- Wednesday, Sept. 2: Morning Workouts
- Thursday, Sept. 3: Morning Workouts
- Friday, Sept. 4: 146th Running of the Kentucky Oaks
- Saturday, Sept 5: 146th Running of the Kentucky Derby
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How to Read the Kentucky Derby Odds
If you’re new to betting on horses, then your starting point for placing bets is understanding the odds for any race or the largest one of them all -- the Kentucky Derby Odds.
Every horse will have betting odds listed next to their number or name and the majority of tracks and sportsbooks list their odds in fractional form. Put simply, the odds are the return that you will receive on your stake or wager on the horse if it wins the race.
The Win wager is the most popular wager in all of horse racing and you’ll cash tickets on this bet if the horse you choose finishes in first place of the race.
Ex. Bet $10 on a horse at 2/1 to win $20
Ex. Bet $10 on a horse at 10/1 to win $100
Bettors wagering $10 on a horse at 2/1 would receive $30 if the horse won because you’ll win $20 on the bet and then receive your initial stake in return.
Where Can You Bet the Kentucky Derby Online in the US?
If you are interested in betting the 2020 Kentucky Derby, there is something that you should be aware of. Online horse racing betting is not legal in all states within the United States but our list below will show you the ones that have legalized it.
- New Hampshire
- New York
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
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