Vegas Odds On Kentucky Derby 2014
Beginning with the Iroquois Stakes back on September 7 of last year, horses began to qualify for spots in the Kentucky Derby, and this year's events kicked into high gear in February. This is the second year that Derby prep races, 34 in all, have been used to apply a points system to qualification in The Run For The Roses. And 16 significant races begin the Kentucky Derby Championship Series, run over the 10 weeks which proceed the Kentucky Derby beginning on February 22. Vegas odds on Kentucky Derby 2014, a $2 million guaranteed Triple Crown event held Saturday, May 3, will definitely be impacted by important Derby prep races like the Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds in New Orleans and the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Florida. Cairo Prince, Honor Code, Shared Belief and Tapiture are current odds on favorites to win the 140th Kentucky Derby, with longer odds on strong horses like Samraat, Midnight Hawk and Rise Up delivering attractive wagering opportunities.
And this year's Las Vegas odds on Kentucky Derby horses definitely show the inclination to favor previous winners, as well as previous winning jockeys. Those riders and horses that have been there before and performed well, or actually won what many consider to be the greatest horse race held anywhere in the world each year, always offer pretty safe odds. The real key to having a memorable day at the betting window is to find that one horse among the field which offers long odds, but has been peeking recently. There are many likely candidates for this year's race that fit that description, and here is hoping that The Greatest 2 Minutes in Sports winds up with you sipping Mint Juleps and feeling like a winner.
Results of 140th Kentucky Derby Race on May 3, 2014
2014 Vegas odds on the 140th Kentucky Derby got the Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing started with a win by the favorite. California Chrome finished 1 3/4 lengths ahead of 37 to 1 sleeper Commanding Curve, who nearly shocked the horse racing world with a very strong finish. Danza, also considered one of the top pre-race favorites, finished in third, just ahead of Wicked Strong, Samraat and Dance With Fate. The field finished Ride On Curlin, Medal Count, Chitu, We Miss Artie, General a Rod, Intense Holiday, Candy Boy, Uncle Sigh, Tapiture, Harry's Holiday, Vinceremos, Wildcat Red and Vicar's In Trouble. California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn, who bred the questionably pedigreed colt from an $8,000 mare and a $2,500 stallion, believes that "... this horse will win the Triple Crown." Having now won his last five starts by a combined and impressive 25 lengths heading into the Preakness Stakes on May 17, California Chrome will nonetheless face serious competition in his race for Triple Crown immortality. Ride On Curlin trainer "Bronco" Billy Gowan is one of many that are "itching for another go" at California Chrome, and a strong field is already being compiled.
About The Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby odds annually reflect the previous performances of the powerful horses, as well as the savvy jockeys who ride them. Among the most popular horse races all year, and definitely the single thoroughbred race which receives the most attention at the betting window, The Run for the Roses held each year at Churchill Downs, Kentucky sometimes surprises, but always entertains. Betting odds for Kentucky Derby action crest and fall like the galloping thoroughbreds themselves, and excellent timing by the wise bettor will ensure having a chance at the best possible payout.
As the first leg of the famous Triple Crown series of thoroughbred racing, the 1.25 mile sprint is overseen by wealthy horse owners sitting in Millionaire's Row. And the playing of 'My Old Kentucky Home' as the powerful horses enter the track is as traditional as the Mint Juleps are refreshing. Kentucky Derby current odds do not show many surprises right now, and all the horse owners, trainers and jockeys understand only too well that they must capture this coveted title to have a chance at horse racing's aforementioned Triple Crown, which include the Preakness and Belmont Stakes.
Remember that the Las Vegas odds on Kentucky Derby contestants are constantly changing, so check back frequently to see where your favorite riders and horses stand. But don't forget to claim your free bonus rewards offered by our featured sportsbooks. This provides much more bang for your bankroll, and allows you to feel like a true champion when your horse and rider come flying by in the shadows of the famous Twin Spires on their way to victory. You will feel like a winner for sifting through the ever-changing Kentucky Derby odds and spotting the eventual champion that makes this year's race your best ever.
Las Vegas Kentucky Derby Betting Odds
The following are the most current betting Odds on who will win the Kentucky Derby.