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Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky is one of the most iconic horse racing tracks in the world. The origins of this racing venue can be traced back to the late 1700’s to a track in Lexington. The actual racing facility in Louisville first opened in 1875.
Despite the long and glorious history of horse racing in the entire state of Kentucky, Churchill Downs remains best known for the first Saturday in May. As part of that day’s live race card, the best three-year old Thoroughbreds in each year’s class compete in the Kentucky Derby.
Kicking off the annual Triple Crown racing season for three-year old’s, the Kentucky Derby remains the Crown Jewel. Also known as the “Run for the Roses”, this race has been called the “most exciting two minutes in sports.”
Over the years’ the Kentucky Derby has grown into one of the biggest sports betting events of the year. Behind a massive field of 20 entries covering 1 ¼ miles on the dirt track at Churchill, the overall betting handle for this race gets bigger each and every year.
As the official horse betting mobile operator for Churchill Downs, TwinSpires has become a preferred site for horse betting in general. Growing to become one of the most recognized names in the horse betting industry, TwinSpires is an extremely popular online destination for betting on the Kentucky Derby.
Dialing up the action with a special horse racing promotion just in time for Derby Day, TwinSpires has partnered with VegasInsider to offer a promo code and welcome offer. New horse racing customers are eligible to receive a $400 sign up offer.
Using the TwinSpires promo code VIRACING, $400 bonus cash will be credited in increments of $100 for every $400 wagered. The simple process to participate starts with registering for a TwinSpires account either online or through the mobile app.
Whether placing bets online or through the TwinSpires mobile app, horse bettors will have access to a wide range of horse racing tracks running a daily card.
When Derby Day rolls around on May 7, the daily race card at Churchill will be filled with graded stakes events. This all leads up to the featured event of the day kicking off the run to the 2022 Triple Crown.
As far as early favorites to win the 2022 Kentucky Derby, Epicenter has attracted quite a bit of attention. A few of the other top Kentucky Derby contenders on the list include Messier, Taiba and Zandon. One to watch for horse betting fans is White Abarrio as the recent winner of the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.
Written by Dave Schwab, our US sports betting industry expert.
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