Feb. 15, 2021
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."
2021 Kentucky Derby - Saturday May 1, 2021
The race takes place at Churchill Downs Racetrack from Louisville, Kentucky and features the top three-year-old horses in the world.
The 2020 Kentucky Derby took place on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 due to the global 'coronavirus' pandemic but the 2021 event is expected to go back to its normal schedule and be run on the first Saturday in May.
2021 Kentucky Derby Betting Odds
The Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pools will once again be offered to bettors.
This betting market provides an opportunity for fans to bet early on the potential Derby horse they think will earn a spot in the starting gate and go on to win the Kentucky Derby race.
The wager can be golden or fool's gold, since you'll need the horse you bet on to qualify for the Kentucky Derby and that's not as easy as you think.
The Future Wager offers 24 potential selections in each pool.
The (Field) wager of All Other-3-Year-Old Males normally receives the most betting interest in these pools and bettors can get fixed odds on a horse that isn't included in the 22 selected horses already recognized.
The scheduled 2020-21 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pools are listed below:
2021 Kentucky Derby Future Wager - Pool 3 Odds
The Kentucky Derby Pool 3 opened on Friday Feb. 12 and closed on Sunday Feb. 14.
For the third consecutive pool, the Field wager that consists of All Other Three Year Olds closed as the betting favroite, this time at a 3/1 price (Bet $100 to win $300).
A total of $278,396 was wagered on Pool 3 with $52,558 placed on the Field bet (24).
As we inch closer to the first Saturday in May, the odds are starting to tighten around a handful of runners outside of the field wager too.
Kentucky Derby Pool 3 Contenders
Listed below are the odds for Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
2021 Kentucky Derby Future Wager - Pool 2 Odds
The second pool is underway and we saw a total of $240,767.94 was wagered on 24 choices.
The 24 position or the "Field" wager on all other three year olds closed as a 9/5 betting choice (Bet $100 to win 180).
After that choice, Life is Good (7/1) and Essential Quality (8/1) received notice in the second pool.
Listed below are the closing odds for Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
2021 Kentucky Derby Future Wager - Pool 1 Odds
The first Kentucky Derby pool opened on Thursday Nov. 26 and closed on Saturday Nov. 29.
As expected, the Field wager that consists of All Other Three Year Olds closed as the 6/5 betting favorite.
As far as top contenders, bettors showed their lean to the below horses with their closing odds.
Top US Online Horse Betting Sites
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