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2021 Kentucky Derby Betting Odds

 

Feb. 15, 2021
by VI News
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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.

  • 22 Individual Horses
  • 1 All 3-Year-Old Fillies (Field)
  • 1 All Other-3-Year-Old Males (Field)

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:

  • Pool 1 - Nov. 26-29
  • Pool 2 - Jan. 22-24
  • Pool 3 - Feb. 12-14
  • Pool 4 - Mar. 5-7
  • Pool 5 - Mar. 26-28

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

  • Life Is Good 7/1
  • Essential Quality 8/1
  • Greatest Honour 9/1
  • Prevalence 14/1
  • Caddo River 15/1
  • Mandaloun 16/1

Listed below are the odds for Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

2021 Kentucky Derby Fuutre Wager - Pool 3 Odds (2/14/2021)
Number-Horse Morning Line Odds
1 - Caddo River 15/1
2 - Candy Man Rocket 35/1
3 - Concert Tour 17/1
4 - Dream Shake 28/1
5 - Essential Quality 8/1
6 - Fire At Will 30/1
7 - Freedom Fighter 52/1
8 - Greatest Honour 9/1
9 - Highly Motivated 37/1
10 - Hot Rod Charlie 35/1
11 - Jackie’s Warrior 30/1
12 - Keepmeinmind 25/1
13 - Life Is Good 7/1
14 - Mandaloun 16/1
15 - Medina Spirit 25/1
16 - Midnight Bourbon 41/1
17 - Nova Rags 91/1
18 - Prevalence 14/1
19 - Risk Taking 25/1
20 - Roman Centurian 41/1
21 - Senor Buscador 39/1
22 - Swiftsure 74/1
23 - The Great One 38/1
24 - (Field) All Other 3-Year-Old Males 7/2

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 Fuutre Wager - Pool 2 Odds (1/24/2021)
Number-Horse Closing Odds
1 - Bezos 26/1
2 - Caddo River 13/1
3 - Capo Kane 66/1
4 - Concert Tour 16/1
5 - Essential Quality 8/1
6 - Fire At Will 45/1
7 - Greatest Honour 40/1
8 - Highly Motivated 24/1
9 - Hot Rod Charlie 40/1
10 - Jackie’s Warrior 23/1
11 - Keepmeinmind 19/1
12 - Life Is Good 7/1
13 - Mandaloun 42/1
14 - Medina Spirit 24/1
15 - Midnight Bourbon 26/1
16 - Mutasaabeq 47/1
17 - Olympiad 64/1
18 - Prate 48/1
19 - Prime Factor 21/1
20 - Proxy 76/1
21 - Senor Buscador 34/1
22 - Spielberg 47/1
23 - Wipe the Slate 87/1
24 - (Field) All Other 3/Year/Old Males 9/5

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.

  • Life is Good 5/1
  • Essential Quality 8/1
  • Highly Motivated 18/1
  • Jackie's Warrior 18/1
  • Keepmeinmind 19/1
2021 Kentucky Derby Fuutre Wager - Pool 1 Odds (11/29/2020)
Number-Horse Closing Odds
1 - Caddo River 27/1
2 - Dr. Schivel 72/1
3 - Essential Quality 8/1
4 - Fire At Will 30/1
5 - Get Her Number 64/1
6 - Highly Motivated 18/1
7 - Hot Rod Charlie 34/1
8 - Jackie’s Warrior 18/1
9 - Keepmeinmind 19/1
10 - King Fury 60/1
11 - Life Is Good 5/1
12 - Midnight Bourbon 59/1
13 - Pickin’ Time 96/1
14 - Red Flag 35/1
15 - Reinvestment Risk 35/1
16 - Rombauer 88/1
17 - Savile Row 36/1
18 - Scarred 49/1
19 - Sittin On Go 68/1
20 - Speaker’s Corner 29/1
21 - Super Stock 99/1
22 - Ten for Ten 51/1
23 - (Field ) All 3-Year-Old Fillies 56/1
24 - (Field) All Other 3-Year-Old Males 6/5


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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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