2024 Kentucky Derby Betting Guide: Odds, Free Picks & Predictions, How To Bet On Horse Racing

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Kentucky Derby Betting

The call to post is inching closer for Kentucky Derby odds, one of the year’s most popular sports betting events. TheLines.com has amassed everything you need to know before wagering on the 150th Run for the Roses. This Kentucky Derby betting guide including profiles on contenders and longshots, along with advanced metrics, expert picks, and analysis from horse racing guru Dave Bontempo. It’s your one-stop shop for Kentucky Derby wagering insight.

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2024 Kentucky Derby betting Guide

While the Kentucky Derby is considered the greatest two minutes in sports, you do not want to pull the trigger too quickly on your wagers. Give yourself a budget and stick to it. Whether that’s $10, $100, $500, or more, divide up your bet stake wisely to avoid having too much exposure to a single horse. Like any betting market, some variables are out of your control and may go against you.

Here’s one pre-Derby nugget to get us started: since 2000, no UAE Derby starter has landed in the superfecta in 19 tries. It’s an angle to ponder with the weaker overseas competition and far travel to Churchill Downs for 2024 UAE Derby winner Forever Young (10-1).

Kentucky Derby Morning Line Odds

In horse racing, odds fluctuation until the race begins. Here is where the odds began, but your odds may change. Your potential payout is locked in when the starting gate opens for the race, based on how much money is bet on each horse in the pool.

Post PositionHorseMorning line oddsUpdated Kentucky
Derby odds
1.Dornoch20-122-1Danny GarganLuis Saez
2.Sierra Leone3-15-1Chad BrownTyler Gaffalione
3.Mystik Dan20-116-1Kenny McPeekBrian Hernandez
4.Catching Freedom8-18-1Brad CoxFlavien Prat
5.Catalytic30-132-1Saffie JosephJose Ortiz
6. Just Steel20-122-1D. Wayne LukasKeith Asmussen
7.Honor Marie20-113-1Whit BeckmanBen Curtis
8.Just A Touch10-110-1Brad CoxFlorent Geroux
9. EncinoScratchedScratchedBrad CoxAxel Concepcion
10.T O Passowrd (JPN)30-147-1Daisuke TakayanagiKazushi Kimura
11.Forever Young (JPN)10-16-1Yoshito YahagiRyusei Sakai
12.Track Phantom20-140-1Steve AsmussenJoel Rosario
13.West Saratoga50-123-1Larry DemeritteJesus Castanon
14.Endlessly30-147-1Michael McCarthyUmberto Rispoli
15.Domestic Product30-128-1Chad BrownIrad Ortiz
16. Grand Mo The First50-145-1Victor BarbozaEmisael Jaramillo
17.Fierceness5-27-2Todd PletcherJohn Velazquez
18.Stronghold20-135-1Philip D’AmatoAntonio Fresu
19.Resilience20-129-1Bill MottJunior Alvarado
20.Society Man50-146-1Danny GarganFrankie Dettori
21.Epic Ride50-144-1John EnnisAdam Beschizza
22. MugatuScratchedScratchedJeff EnglerJoseph Talamo

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