Kentucky Derby Odds recent history shows that the last two Kentucky Derby winners were not longshots. Street Sense was one of the favorites although not the exact post time favorite. He went off at Kentucky Derby Odds of just under 5-1. The 2006 winner went off at Kentucky Derby Odds of about 6-1. The big bomb in Kentucky Derby Odds came in 2005 as Giacomo won at odds of just over 50-1. Smarty Jones was a popular winner in 2004 and went off at Kentucky Derby Odds of about 4-1. Funny Cide was a middle range longshot winner in 2003 going off at Kentucky Derby Odds of almost 13-1. War Emblem was even a longer shot in Kentucky Derby Odds in 2002, going off at odds of more than 20-1. Monarchos also won at double-digit Kentucky Derby Odds of more than 10-1 in 2001. The lowest price in the last 8 years was the 2000 winner, Fusaichi Pegasus who went off at just over 2-1 Kentucky Derby odds.
Looking at Kentucky Derby Odds for many gamblers involves looking at the lowest odds on the board but that has not produced many winners throughout the years. Popular choices in Kentucky Derby Betting don’t seem to win very often. A better Kentucky Derby Betting strategy involves looking at horses that range in odds from 6-1 to 10-1. These horses are just off the favored list by the public but still offer excellent value.
Another strategy to consider for the Kentucky Derby is to play exactas, trifectas and superfectas. Since so many horses are in the field (usually between 15-20 horses) the exactas, trifectas and superfectas pay much more than they normally would. This also applies to pick threes, the pick four and the pick six. Many gamblers won’t normally play the exotics but it is almost a must when you are betting on the Kentucky Derby simply for the great value that these wagers provide.