Kentucky Derby Results & Payouts
CHURCHILL DOWNS, KY (The Spread) - The 2014 Kentucky Derby is in the books and the favorite ran away from the field on this day.
California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs after running away from the pack down the final stretch. The pace was set slow at the start and California Chrome easily built speed until he peaked down the stretch in perfect fashion. He cruised to victory in the 2014 Santa Anita Derby and he did so again today in the Kentucky Derby.
Commanding Curve finished second, which was a surprise given that he was a long shot throughout the week. Danza, one of the contenders that was supposed to challenge California Chrome today, finished third while Wicked Strong finished just outside the money.
California Chrome paid out $7.00 for a winning wager, $5.60 to place, and $4.20 to show. Commanding Curve, meanwhile, paid out a whopping $31.80 to place and $15.40 to show, while Danza paid out $6.00 to show. A $2.00 Exacta of 5 and 17 paid out $340.00, while a $1.00 Trifecta of 5-17-4 paid out $1,712.30 and a $1.00 Superfecta of 5-17-4-20 paid out $7,691.90.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, California Chrome was a 53/20 favorite just moments before the race started. Wicked Strong was also 11/2, while Candy Boy and Ride On Curlin were both 18/1. Vicar's In Trouble, meanwhile, was 20/1 while Harry's Holiday was 40/1 and Uncle Sigh was 25/1. Danza was listed among the favorites at 9/1, while Samraat was 16/1 and We Miss Artie was 33/1. General A Rod was 28/1, Vinceremos was 40/1 and Wildcat Red was 20/1. Dance With Fate, meanwhile, was 14/1 while Chitu was 30/1 and Medal Count was 25/1. Tapiture was also 35/1, while Intense Holiday was 12/1 and Commanding Curve was 33/1.
$2.00 Exacta 5-17 $340.00
$1.00 Trifecta 5-17-4 $1,712.30
$1.00 Superfecta 5-17-4-20 $7,691.90
Official Race Results: 1. California Chrome; 2. Commanding Curve; 3. Danza; 4. Wicked Strong; 5. Samraat; 6. Dance With Fate; 7. Ride On Curlin; 8. Medal Count; 9. Chitu; 10. We Miss Artie; 11. General A Rod; 12. Intense Holiday; 13. Candy Boy; 14. Uncle Sigh; 15. Tapiture; 16. Harry's Holiday; 17. Vinceremos; 18. Wildcat Red; 19. Vicar's In Trouble