Online Kentucky Derby betting history tells us that the Kentucky Derby is held the first Saturday in May each year.
Online Kentucky Derby betting begins the chase for the Triple Crown followed by the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Let’s look at some of the interesting online Kentucky Derby betting history.
Online Kentucky Derby betting has seen the favorites win the past two years with Street Sense and Big Brown. Those two horses are two of only five horses that have won as the Kentucky Derby betting favorite in the last 30 years. It used to be that taking the online Kentucky Derby betting favorite was the kiss of death but not in the last two years. In 2007 it was Street Sense winning under Calvin Borel while Hard Spun finished second. In 2008 it was Big Brown rolling to an easy victory of more than four lengths in online Kentucky Derby betting.
Kentucky Derby betting history dates back to 1875 when the first Kentucky Derby was won by Aristides. Online Kentucky Derby betting history doesn’t date back nearly that far since the Internet has not been around that long. The first Kentucky Derby went 1.5 miles but the distance was changed to the current mile and a quarter in 1896.
Kentucky Derby betting really took off in popularity in the early 1900’s and has been the biggest race of the year ever since. Online Kentucky Derby betting history stats tell us that only three fillies have ever won the Kentucky Derby. Regret won in 1915, Genuine Risk in 1980, and Winning Colors in 1988. Online Kentucky Derby betting information tells us that the largest Kentucky Derby field was in 1974 when 23 horses went to the post. Now the maximum amount of horses in the online Kentucky betting field is limited to 20 horses. The smallest fields were in 1892 and 1905 as only three horses ran in those years.
Online Kentucky Derby betting history tells us that Secretariat holds the record for the fastest Kentucky Derby at 1:59 2/5. Another interesting online Kentucky Derby betting fact tells us that the first televised Kentucky Derby was in the year 1952. This year it will be NBC television providing coverage of the Kentucky Derby.
Take a look at all of the exciting online Kentucky Derby betting odds available to you this year and enjoy the great race. Open an Account and start betting on the 2009 Kentucky Derby at SBG Global!
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