Kentucky Derby Betting – Odds on 2012 Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby Betting
2012 Kentucky Derby odds will be on the board for the greatest two minutes in sports on Saturday, May 5th. A full field of 20 horses is expected on Saturday with one of the most wide open fields ever for the Kentucky Derby.
138th Run for the Roses
The 138th Run for the Roses is the first race in horse racing’s Triple Crown. It was thought that Uncle Mo would be the favorite for this year’s race but after he had trouble in the Wood Memorial it is now likely that Dialed In will be favored in Kentucky Derby odds. Uncle Mo has bounced back from a gastrointestinal infection and is training well so perhaps he will still be a viable contender and a Triple Crown threat. The Kentucky Derby is the first race in the Triple Crown and is run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. It will be followed in two weeks by the Preakness and then three weeks later it will be the Belmont. Horse racing has not had a Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 and unless Uncle Mo come back and proves that his performance in the Wood was a fluke it doesn’t appear we have a serious contender this year.
Big Payouts Expected
Since there is not likely to be an overwhelming favorite this year in Kentucky Derby betting you can count on some big payoffs. Gamblers will be looking at the exacta, trifecta and superfecta to hit the big score. Last year it was Super Saver winning the race as the second choice in the betting. Even with three of the logical contenders coming in first, second and third, the trifecta still paid out over $1,168 dollars for a $1 bet and the $1 superfecta paid out over $101,000.
Full Field Expected
This year’s Kentucky Derby field will have 20 horses but it will not have The Factor as the Bob Baffert trained horse will not be entered. The horse finished poorly in the Arkansas Derby and his owners have decided not to enter him in the Kentucky Derby. While The Factor will not go there are some other contenders who could spring the upset. Expected to be in the field are Mucho Macho Man who is #2 in the AP Kentucky Derby contender poll, Nehro, Archarcharch, Soldat, Toby’s Corner, Brilliant Speed, Stay Thirsty and Midnight Interlude.