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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
2020 Kentucky Derby Odds
Post Horse Trainer Jockey Odds
1 Finnick the Fierce Rey Hernandez Martin Garcia SCR
2 Max Player Steven M. Asmussen Ricardo Santana Jr. 30/1
3 Enforceable Mark E. Casse Adam Beschizza 30/1
4 Storm The Court Peter Eurton Julien Leparoux 50/1
5 Major Fed Gregory D. Foley James Graham 50/1
6 King Guillermo Juan Carlos Avila Sammy Camacho SCR
7 Money Moves Todd Pletcher Javier Castellano 30/1
8 South Bend William I. Mott Tyler Gaffalione 50/1
9 Mr. Big News Bret Calhoun Gabriel Saez 50/1
10 Thousand Words Bob Baffert Florent Geroux 15/1
11 Necker Island Chris A. Hartman Miguel Mena 50/1
12 Sole Volante Patrick L. Biancone Luca Panici 30/1
13 Attachment Rate Dale L. Romans Joe Talamo 50/1
14 Winning Impression Dallas Stewart Joe Rocco 50/1
15 Ny Traffic Saffie A. Joseph, Jr. Paco Lopez 20/1
16 Honor A. P. John A. Shirreffs Mike Smith 5/1
17 Tiz the Law Barclay Tagg Manny Franco 3/5
18 Authentic Bob Baffert John Velazquez 8/1

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Kentucky Derby Betting Leaderboard

Rank Horse Points Trainer Bet
1 Tiz the Law 372 Barclay Tagg
2 Authentic 200 Bob Baffert
3 Honor A.P. 140 John A. Shirreffs
4 Ny Traffic 110 Saffie A. Joseph, Jr.
5 King Guillermo 90 Juan Carlos Avila
6 Thousand Words 83 Bob Baffert
7 Max Player 60 Steven M. Asmussen
8 Enforceable 43 Mark E. Casse
9 Major Fed 38 Gregory D. Foley
10 Storm the Court 36 Peter Eurton

*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.

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

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