Kentucky Derby odds get very exciting the first Saturday in May with as many as 20 horses trying to win the first jewel of the Triple Crown.
Kentucky Derby odds history tells us that the Derby was first run in 1875. It is run at Churchill Downs race track in Louisville, Kentucky. It is the first jewel of the Triple Crown and is run at a mile and a quarter. Kentucky Derby odds tell us that only five times in history has a horse won wire to wire. That could change in 2008 with Big Brown the Kentucky Derby odds favorite and a likely front runner. Kentucky Derby odds show that the Blue Grass, Wood Memorial and Florida Derby have produced the most winners in Kentucky Derby odds. Kentucky Derby odds have not seen a winner from post position number one since 1986. Overall Kentucky Derby wagering history though shows that the #1 post and the #5 post have produced 12 winners each. Post positions #4 and #10 have produced 10 winners each. Two post positions have never produced a winner in the Kentucky Derby and they are #17 and #19. Number 18 and number 20 are not much better with one win each in the Kentucky Derby.
Most Kentucky Derby odds winners usually have had at least one prep race in April. Kentucky Derby odds history shows that the winning horses usually come from the Wood Memorial, the Blue Grass Stakes, the Santa Anita Derby and the Arkansas Derby. Kentucky Derby odds history shows that the first winner was Aristides while Street Sense won in 2007 Kentucky Derby odds.
Kentucky Derby wagering history shows that the Derby is a great betting race. With huge pools of public money the payoffs can be big for horse betting players looking at Kentucky Derby wagering. It is not uncommon to have thousand dollar payoffs in the exacta and trifecta and hundreds of thousands of dollars for the superfecta. The Kentucky Derby is a great betting race.