2010 Kentucky Derby Odds

2010 Kentucky Derby odds are on the board for the 136th running of the most important horse race.

Many people that bet horses don’t even look at the horses until May.  Kentucky Derby betting begins the horse racing season for many gamblers.

2010 Kentucky Derby odds begin the annual chase for the Triple Crown.  The three Triple Crown races are the Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. Only 11 horses have managed to win the Triple Crown but the excitement starts every year in May when the Kentucky Derby is run.

Even though Big Brown won the Derby two years ago as the favorite, history has shown that the favorite has not done that well in the Derby.  Eskendereya has that history to buck up against but as Big Brown showed in 2008, a favorite can win in Kentucky Derby betting.

Gamblers that really don’t bet horse races will still get involved in the Derby because it is such a high profile race.  These gamblers may not bet another race all year but they will be the Derby.  That is another reason the favorite has struggled in this race. The public falls in love with a horse and when the public likes a horse it doesn’t win as often as you might think.

When you are considering 2010 Kentucky Derby odds you have to start with pedigree.  The Derby is a mile and a quarter and many horses simply don’t want to run that far.  You can look at the dosage profile of the horses to see if their breeding indicates stamina.  This is very important in the Derby and critical in the Belmont.

As you look at handicap the 2010 Kentucky Derby odds you will have to consider the favorite.  Eskendereya looks to be a powerful horse in the mode of Big Brown from two years ago.  That horse kind of broke the stigma of a horse not being able to win as a favorite.  Eskendereya could be another favorite that goes against the history of the Kentucky Derby and wins.  If you don’t think the favorite can win in 2010 Kentucky Derby odds you will have a lot of longshots on the board to consider. With a 20 horse field there will be a number of horses with double-digit odds and as last year proved with Mine That Bird, anything can happen.