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Kentucky Derby Betting At Churchill Downs

2015 Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs


Louisville, KY
May 2, 2015
Saturday 11:00 am

The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby takes place on May 2, 2015

Like clockwork, every year on the first Saturday in May, Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky proudly opens its gates to thousands of horse-racing fans and a select field of the nation’s top 3-year-old Thoroughbreds.

Churchill Downs, the world’s most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs.

The Kentucky Derby is a stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged yearly in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race currently covers one and one-quarter miles (2.012 km) at Churchill Downs, colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kg), fillies 121 pounds (55 kg).

The race, known as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" for its approximate time length, is the first leg of the Triple Crown. The Kentucky Derby is one of the crown jewels of the elusive Triple Crown which includes the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness Stakes.

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In addition to the race itself, a number of traditions have played a large role in the Derby atmosphere. The Mint Julep, an iced drink consisting of bourbon, mint and sugar, is the traditional beverage of the race. Burgoo, typically a thick stew of lamb and vegetables is served from iron pots sometimes 10 feet in diameter. Legal gambling on the race is done through pari-mutuel betting at the track.

 

The Infield, a spectator area inside the track, offers low general admission prices but little chance of seeing much of the race. Instead, revelers show up in the infield to party. By contrast, "Millionaire's Row" refers to the expensive box seats that attract the rich and famous. Elegant women appear in long dresses, big hats, and carrying fancy umbrellas. As the horses are paraded before the grandstands, "My Old Kentucky Home" is played by the University of Louisville marching band while the crowd stands and sings along.

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The Kentucky Derby has seen the likes of horses such as War Admiral in 1937, to Secretariat in 1973, Seattle Slew in 1977, and Affirmed in 1978. In 2004, Smarty Jones won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, only to fall short in the Belmont stakes, losing to Birdstone. In all, the Kentucky Derby has hosted 11 Triple Crown Winners in its’ 134 year history. Kentucky derby Winners

Kentucky Derby predictions are an absolute must have leading up to this years 135 Derby showdown. Before you start placing bets on the Kentucky Derby, you must do some statistic research on every Kentucky Derby hopeful. Anticipating promising bets from such information is known as "horse handicapping", a worthwhile procedure which presents you with factual information as to which horses are the most likely to win.

With the Kentucky Derby less than a month away, it is time to take a look at this year’s top contenders as we begin to size up whom might have a shot at winning horse racing’s legendary Triple Crown; the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and the Belmont. Kentucky Derby Picks

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2015 Kentucky Derby Contenders

PostHorseTrainerJockeyM/L Odds
1California ChromeA. ShermanV. Espinoza 
2Vicar's in TroubleM. MakerR. Napravnik 
3Dance With FateB. BaffertM. Smith 
4Wicked StrongJ. JerkensR. Maragh 
5DanzaPletcherBravo 
6SamraatRichard A. Violette Jr.J. Ortiz 
7HoppertunityB. BaffertSmith 
8Intense HolidayT. PletcherJ. Velazquez 
9Wildcat Red J. Garoffalo L. Saez 
10We Miss ArtieT. PletcherCastellano 
11Ride On CurlinGowanBorel 
12ChituB. BaffertM. Garcia 
13TapitureAsmussenSantana 
14Ring WeekendMotionA. Garcia 
15General A RodMaker Rosario 
16Medal CountRomans Albarado 
17Candy Boy Sadler Stevens 
18Uncle SighG. ContessaI. Ortiz 
19VinceremosT. PletcherTBA 
20Harry's HolidayMakerTBA

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