A lot of horse players may not be aware that you can wager on the Kentucky Derby online at many of the top sports betting sites. If you can’t make it to your local racetrack or off-track betting shop to lay down some green on the Run for the Roses, you have the option of betting right from the comfort of home over the internet.
The ease of placing bets on the Kentucky Derby online is not the only advantage of wagering from home. Many internet racebooks offer a plethora of betting options. Not only do they have the standard pari-mutuel types, such as win, place, show, exacta, trifecta, but many also have Derby horse versus horse match-ups.
Horse versus horse wagering is a great option if you like a horse, but don’t think that he can outrun most likely favorite Lookin at Lucky for all the money. You could then look at placing a wager on whether your horse will beat another horse. Say you like Ice Box. You could bet that he’ll out-finish say Super Saver in the race. Ice Box wouldn’t need to win the race for you to cash your ticket. All he’d be required to do would be to finish higher than Super Saver. Here are some examples of horse vs. horse match-up odds for this year’s big race.
Kentucky Derby Horse Match-up Odds
Nobles Promise +130
Sidneys Candy -160
Ice Box -115
Super Saver -115
American Lion -105
Awesome Act -125
Discreetly Mine -160
Mission Impazible -160
Line of David +130
Paddy OPrado -130
Stately Victor even
Super Saver +110
If you’re more of casual horse racing fan then maybe you’d prefer Super Bowl style proposition action on the first jewel of the Triple Crown. Punters can wager on such novelty bets as whether the Kentucky Derby winner’s saddle cloth number will be odd or even, the race time being under or over 2:02, if there will be a Triple Crown this year or will the Derby winner win the Preakness and more.
So there you have it. If you want to bet on Kentucky Derby there are some valid advantages to wagering online. Avoid the crowds this year and get your action at one of our favorite race books below:
Bodog Racebook - The web’s most trusted horse race betting site!
Twinspires Racebook - Legal online horse betting from within the U.S. from one of the biggest racebooks online!
Superbook - No frills here. Just tons of offerings!