Can’t wait until the Kentucky Derby to do some online horse race gambling? Never fear, the 2017 Road to the Kentucky Derby passes through the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana this Saturday, January 21st for the Lecomte Stakes, which offers a $200,000 purse – must be a Louis Vuitton – but more importantly, 10 RTTKD points to the winner, four points to the runner-up, and two and one points to the third and fourth place, respectively. The 12-horse field includes the too-clever-for-their-own-good names that people who bet on horse races have come to expect, so let’s get to know these noble brutes more profoundly.
The Sham Stakes, the next stop on the online horse race gambling 2017 Road to the Kentucky Derby (RTTKD), will take place on Saturday, January 7th at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Gormley is the favorite of people who bet on horse races to win this race, but the field will be filled with six other horses who will do their best to win the 10 RTTKD points awarded to the first place – or, failing that, the four, two, or one points given to the second, third, and fourth place, respectively. Sham Stakes entries:
How do you get to the 2017 Kentucky Derby? Practice. And also by being among the 20 horses with the most points in the Road to the Kentucky Derby (RTTKD). The RTTKD is a tiered point system in select races which will determine who earns a spot in the starting gate on Saturday, May 6th. This year’s RTTKD consists of 35 races – 19 races for the Kentucky Derby Prep Season and 16 races for the Kentucky Derby Championship Season. The series of designated races takes the horses to tracks across the USA and around the world. And the best part is that horse betting fans can wager on these races, so there’s no need to wait for Kentucky Derby betting.
Prior to the Run of the Roses, Nyquist seemed to have been underestimated by Kentucky Derby betting odds-makers. It is truly a testament to the impact that last year’s winner and eventual Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah had, when an unbeaten and heavily favored horse has to play second fiddle to another horse that’s already retired. However, Nyquist proved the neigh-sayers wrong (get it? Neigh-sayers. That's gold, Jerry! Gold! ) by winning the Derby by 1 1⁄4 lengths, becoming the eighth undefeated winner in history and the first since Big Brown in 2008.
The only thing more difficult to figure out than Kentucky Derby betting odds are race horses’ names. I remember when I used to tend bar at the Legitimate Businessman's Social Club. One day, Fat Tony asks me to pick a horse for the third race. I didn’t know anything about horse racing, so I says to the guy, I says to him to “eat my shorts.” You know what he said? He said Eat My Shorts was in the fifth race. Still, some people go solely by name when placing a wager.
Kentucky Derby betting favorite Nyquist has a tough act to follow in Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, and that may or may not be affecting his odds. Las Vegas projections have him opening at no better than 3-1 odds, in spite of the generally run-of-the-mill caliber of his competitors.
We are in the proverbial final stretch before the Kentucky Derby and now we can finally give you our very own pre-Post position odds to win the race!
We had already taken a brief look into the early Kentucky Derby favorites, after time progressed, and we approach race time, we take another updated look into the contenders. A couple of things have happened since we last touched on how ‘the most exciting two minutes in sports’ are shaping up for the 2016 edition. Are new horses to be considered to take the race or are the early favorites still atop of the odds?
Kentucky Derby betting fans are scouting prospects, and for the 2016 edition the two horses that are being considered by experts as favorites are Nyquist and Mohaymen. The official odds have not yet been posted, but judging from recent performances and history, these 3-year-old colts are will be meet at the track as the absolute favorites. Nyquist, with its recent success might be edging it out as the top horse to beat, but Mohaymen will be a tough competitor. We might have a dramatic race in our hands come the first Saturday of May.