Kentucky Derby Betting Guide

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 03: Kent Desormeaux, riding #20 Big Brown, crosses the finish line to win the 134th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 3, 2008 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Welcome to our coverage of the ‘Run for the Roses’, the Kentucky Derby. The opening leg of the American Triple Crown, run in May, promises to be another memorable thoroughbred racing occasion and we’ll provide you with all the information and tools you need to make the most of your Kentucky Derby betting opportunities.

Kentucky Derby Facts

The Kentucky Derby is a Grade 1, mile-and-a-quarter stakes race for thoroughbred three-year-olds. The race is open to colts, geldings, and fillies. Colts and geldings carry a weight of 126 pounds, and fillies carry 121 pounds.

Each year, the Kentucky Derby attracts the best horses, jockeys, and trainers in North America. According to tradition, women wear lavish, colourful hats to the event, spectators drink mint juleps, and “My Old Kentucky Home” is sung just before the race starts. The race marks the first leg in the US Triple Crown for thoroughbreds, and is the finale of a two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival in Louisville.

Traditionally, the Kentucky Oaks stakes – often considered the ‘Derby for Fillies’ – is raced the day before the Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky Derby Betting

The Kentucky Derby is all set to be one of the biggest North American racing events of the year. We provide a best odds aggregator for the race, with the best price for every entry and a comprehensive preview of the Kentucky Derby.