Kentucky Derby betting gets underway on May 3rd, 2008 with the 134th running of the Kentucky Derby.
Winning the Kentucky Derby is rarely easy but looking back at Kentucky Derby betting history can give us some clues as to which horses stand the best chance. Let’s consider some of the past online Kentucky Derby betting winners.
Kentucky Derby betting has shown us that many horses are simply not ready to win the Kentucky Derby. They are even less ready to win the Triple Crown. The last horse to win the Triple Crown was Affirmed in 1978. Last year’s Kentucky Derby betting winner was Street Sense and he actually made a run at the Triple Crown but lost by the slightest of margins to Curlin in the Preakness. Street Sense was the first Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner to win the Kentucky Derby. He is also the third Kentucky Derby betting favorite to win in the last eight years. It was up for some debate as to whether or not Street Sense or Curlin was the Kentucky Derby betting favorite in 2007.
The best horse in recent memory in Kentucky Derby betting was Barbaro. He was a dominant horse that many people believe would have won the Triple Crown if not for suffering an injury in the race that cost him his life. Barbaro won the Kentucky Derby by over 6 lengths and was a great race horse. The year before Barbaro won in Kentucky Derby betting it was longshot Giacomo that scored a huge upset in online Kentucky Derby betting. Ridden by Mike Smith, Giacomo won in Kentucky Derby betting at odds of just over 50-1. The 2004 Kentucky Derby betting winner was Smarty Jones and he nearly won the Triple Crown. He just missed out finishing 2nd in the Belmont. Funny Cide had a similar fate as he was the Kentucky Derby betting and Preakness winner but he finished 3rd in the Belmont.
If Barbaro was not the best horse in online Kentucky Derby betting that could have won the Triple Crown in the last decade then it was Charismatic in 1999. He had the Triple Crown wrapped up before suffering an injury in the stretch run of the Belmont. History is always important to consider when involved in online Kentucky Derby betting.