Kentucky Derby odds are the first Triple Crown odds of the racing season with the Derby being run on the first Saturday in May
In addition to normal online Kentucky Derby betting options you will also see options for a horse winning the Triple Crown. Let’s look at how likely it is for a horse to win the Triple Crown after winning in Kentucky Derby odds.
Kentucky Derby odds begin the trail to the Triple Crown. After Kentucky Derby odds will be Preakness Odds. So, how often does the winner in Kentucky Derby odds win the Preakness? It has actually happened quite a bit in recent years, the last being in 2004 as Smarty Jones won both in Kentucky Derby Odds and Preakness odds before losing in the Belmont. It also happened the previous year as in 2003 Funny Cide fell short in the Belmont. The same thing happened in 2002 as War Emblem won in Kentucky Derby odds and Preakness odds but lost the Belmont. It happened three straight times in the 1990’s as Silver Charm failed in 1997, Real Quiet in 1998 and Charismatic in 1999. Most people believe Charismatic would have won the Triple Crown as he was leading the Belmont before suffering an injury.
What about a horse winning two of the three races? How often has that happened in Triple Crown history? It has actually happened 49 times that a horse won two of the three races, the latest in 2005 when Afleet Alex won the last two legs after finishing 3rd in Kentucky Derby odds. It actually happened five straight years as Point Given failed in Kentucky Derby odds but won the next two races in 2001. War Emblem, Funny Cide and Smarty Jones won in online Kentucky Derby betting and also won the Preakness but failed in the Belmont from 2002-2004 and then Afleet Alex failing in Kentucky Derby odds before winning the next two races.
Online Kentucky Derby betting will always be the most exciting part of the Triple Crown even surpassing those occasions when a horse is trying for the Triple Crown in the Belmont. There is just nothing like Kentucky Derby odds and the choices available with online Kentucky Derby betting are superb.