2014 Kentucky Derby Odds
Different horses who will be racing in the 2014 Kentucky Derby - especially the contenders - will have specific odds of winning. Whether it is 60 to 1 or or even 200 to 1, each horse and team has a certain chance of winning according to those who accept bets for the Kentucky Derby and other horse races. The more likely the horse is to win, the lower the odds and the lower the payout if the horse and jockey do win or place in the race.
About Kentucky Derby Odds
These are the only Kentucky Derby betting odds that are currently available. Sports books in Nevada and offshore post futures book odds on a variety of three year old race horses. The good news is that the eventual race favourite can often be found and double and triple digit odds. The other good thing about betting these futures odds - they are not pari-mutuel meaning that the number on your ticket is what the bet pays. The bad news is that betting futures odds can be a guessing game. If you bet on a horse that doesn't make it to the Kentucky Derby, you lose your wager. Currently the Wynn Las Vegas has the most significant futures odds market. We'll update as the race gets closer with futures betting information from the Wynn Las Vegas Race Book followed by morning line information and live betting updates from Churchill Downs.
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Morning Line Odds
There won't be any official Kentucky Derby odds until the Wednesday before the 2014 race. After the field is finalized morning line odds will be released by Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Bataglia. These will be the 'opening numbers' for betting purposes but they'll change often due to actual wagering patterns at the race track and simulcast locations.
Live Betting Odds
Once betting opens for the race the odds then move in accordance with the money wagered on certain horses. Public sentiment can make a morning line 'also ran' into a favourite and an overlooked horse can become a favourite of 'wise guys' and attract a lot of betting action. Watching the odds move at this point can reveal information about who the public likes (and doesn't like).
Official Pay Information
Once the Kentucky Derby has been run and the order of finish confirmed the track tote board will post pay information for the top three horses ('win, place and show') and the exotic wagers like the exacta and trifecta. This will be based on the actual betting for the race minus the track takeout.
Finding Accurate Kentucky Derby 2014 Odds
The most important thing to remember is that you want to get your betting odds for the Kentucky Derby at a reputable website (like ours) to make sure you get accurate information before you make any bets on the horse race in 2014. There are quite a few websites out there that are full of misinformation. Making sure you stick with a reputable website like ours is important when it comes to Kentucky Derby odds.