- Tiz The Law is favored to win the Kentucky Derby at -130 odds.
- Art Collector has +500 odds of winning the race.
- Honor AP has +750 odds of surprising the horse racing world and pulling off the upset.
- Money Moves has longshot +10000 odds of winning the Kentucky Derby.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—And so the countdown begins to the biggest horse race of the year and arguably one of the biggest sports betting events of the year as well.
The Kentucky Derby will feature 20 of the world’s most premier horses as they run the 1.25-mile track. In order for a horse to qualify for the Kentucky Derby, the horse must be at least three years of age.
One more thing to remember about this year’s Kentucky Derby is that it was majorly affected by the coronavirus. The race was originally scheduled for May 2 and was rescheduled to September 5 as the original date was at the peak of the pandemic.
Also, due to the pandemic, in an effort to avoid spreading the virus, even more, there will be no fans in attendance at the race for the first time.
Betting On The Kentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby is up with the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, and World Series when it comes to betting on the event. During the 2019 Kentucky Derby, legal sports betting sites and other places that accept bets on horse racing, brought in a betting handle of $165.5 million dollars and this year’s Kentucky Derby has the potential to match that handle.
Looking at the odds board, Tiz The Law is the super heavy favorite in this one as he has the credentials to back it up.
Kentucky Derby Winner Odds
- Tiz The Law -130
- Art Collector +500
- Honor A P +750
- Authentic +1200
- Thousand Words +2200
- King Guillermo +2800
- Ny Traffic +3500
- Max Player +4500
- Dr Post +5000
- Enforceable +5000
- Sole Volante +5500
- Attachment Rate +6600
- Shirl’s Speight +6600
- Major Fed +9000
- Storm The Court +9000
- Money Moves +10000
- Rushie +12500
- Finnick The Fierce +15000
- Necker Island +17500
- Winning Impression +17500
Tiz The Law has the shortest Kentucky Derby odds as he has the most impressive resume out of all the horses in the race. He has competed in seven races in his career and won six of those races Including four races in 2020 in which all four were won.
Art Collector is next up on the odds board as he has been in nine career races but has won just five. However, in 2020 alone, he has been in four races and has won all four races as well. Art Collector could be a great horse for any risk-taking bettors looking for possibly a great payout.
As for a longshot horse, Authentic could potentially pull off a shocker here as he has had an impressive run in his career. In five career races, Authentic has won four. Not to mention that his first loss came in 2020 which means that the trainers and jockey are looking to get back to their winning ways.
For those bettors looking to make one of the riskiest bets of their lives, Money Moves is sitting in the bottom five of the Kentucky Derby Odds board. He has only been in three races in his career, but he has won two of those races. The Kentucky Derby is the best place for Money Moves and the team surrounding him to be able to showcase their talents.
The Kentucky Derby is set to take place a week from Saturday on September 5 at 2:30 p.m. EST and will be broadcast by NBC.
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