• Epicenter is the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby with +450 odds.
  • Epicenter opened at +1200 odds.
  • Steven Asmussen is the winningest horse trainer of all time.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Derby is set to take place on Saturday, March 7, and marks the first of the three Triple Crown races to take place. It is easily the biggest horse race of the year and with that, the most bet on horse race of the year.

Getting into the odd, legal sports betting sites have Epicenter listed as the favorite to win. The horse did not join the Kentucky Derby pool though until early March and was immediately listed amongst the favorites to win.

2022 Kentucky Derby Odds

  • Epicenter +450
  • Messier +650
  • Taiba +650
  • Zandon +800
  • Mo Donegal +1000
  • White Abarrio +1100

Since Epicenters first race in 2021, he has been on an absolute tear having participated in six races and placing first in four of them for a total of $1,010,639 in winnings. In 2022 alone, he has finished first in two of his three races and placed second in the other one.

Upholding The Asmussen Legacy

As mentioned before, from the moment that Epicenters Kentucky Derby odds were posted, they were amongst the favorites to win. The main reason behind that is the fact that he is trained by the all-time winningest trainer in history, Steven Asmussen.

Asmussen is sitting on 9,713 wins with 130 of those coming in 2022 thus far. In total, Asmussen has earned a total of $382,613,250 as $7.7 million in 2022.

It is safe to say that Asmussen got the respect that he deserved on the odds board as Epicenter opened up with +1200 odds and has been shifting down ever since with no signs of letting up on the shortest odds.

Joel Rosario Taking The Reigns

Looking at the jockey that has the honor of racing Epicenter, Joel Rosario is one of the best in the business. In 2022, Rosario has held his ground with 48 wins. When riding under Asmussen as the trainer, in the six races, four of them have come inside of the top-3 making the +450 odds even stronger.

For his career, Rosario is considered one of the elites as a jockey with 3,301 first-place finishes for $270,742,564 in winnings.

Overall, with an elite trainer backing him, and one of the best jockeys on top, this is the best time to get in on Epicenter’s odds before potentially shifting as the race gets closer.

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