Kentucky Derby Guide

The 136th running of the Kentucky Derby takes place on Saturday, May 1 and in order to get you ready for this year’s race, we’ve put together a viewing guide complete with odds, track information and more.

Bet the 2010 Kentucky Derby

Date: May 1, 2010

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Race Type: Thoroughbred

Race Track: Churchill Downs

Distance: 1 ¼ miles (10 furlongs)

Track: Dirt, Left-handed

Qualification: 3-year-old

Purse: US $2 million

Post Time: Approx. 6:14PM ET

TV: Coverage starts at 5:00PM ET on NBC

Previous Winners:

2009: Mine That Bird 2:02.66

2008: Big Brown 2:01.82

2007: Street Sense 2:02.17

2006: Barbaro 2:01.36

2005: Giacomo 2:02.75

2004: Smarty Jones 2:04.06

2003: Funny Cide 2:01.19

2002: War Emblem 2:01.13

2001: Monarchos 1:59.97

2000: Fusaichi Pegasus 2:01.00

Kentucky Derby Day Race Schedule

Grade II Churchill Downs: $250,000-added, seven furlongs, 4-year-olds and up
Grade III La Troienne: $150,000-added, seven furlongs, 3-year-old fillies
Grade III Distaff Turf Mile: $150,000-added, one mile, fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Grade I Distaff: $300,000 added, seven furlongs, fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up
Grade I Turf Classic: $500,000-added, 1 1/8 mile, 3-year-olds and up
Grade I Kentucky Derby: $2,000,000-guaranteed, 1 1/4 mile, 3-year-olds

Kentucky Derby Overview:

The Kentucky Derby is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky and is a Grade I, one and a quarter race for three-year old thoroughbred horses. It always commences on the first May of the New Year and is the concluding event to a two-week-long festival. It’s rich in history and tradition, and is highly regarded as one of the most prestigious sporting events in the U.S. It’s the first jewel in the Triple Crown and offers the largest purse of any thoroughbred race at $2,000,000.

The very first Kentucky Derby was won by jockey Oliver Lewis and his thoroughbred “Arisides” in 1875 with a time of 2:37.75. The fastest time every recorded at the Kentucky Derby was in 1973, when “Secretariat” and jockey Ron Turcotte recorded a time of 1:59.40. That time was almost eclipsed in 2001 by “Monarchos” and jockey Jorge F. Chavez, who won the derby with a time of 1:59:97.

Last year, Mine That Bird came out of nowhere as a 50/1 long shot to win the Kentucky Derby, beating favorites Dunkirk and Pioneerof the Nile, who were both 4/1 to win.

Official Kentucky Derby 136 Website:

2010 Kentucky Derby Odds - Churchill Downs - Saturday, May 1, 2010

1. Lookin at Lucky 7/1

2. Ice Box 8/1

3. Noble's Promise 25/1

4. Super Saver 7/1

5. Line of David 20/1

6. Stately Victor 20/1

7. American Lion 22/1

8. Dean's Kitten 23/1

9. Make Music For Me 28/1

10. Paddy O'prado 10/1

11. Devil May Care 9/1

12. Conveyance 30/1

13. Jackson Bend 22/1

14. Mission Impazible 20/1

15. Discreetly Mine 40/1

16. Awesome Act 11/1

17. Dublin 18/1

18. Backtalk 24/1

19. Homeboykris 26/1

20. Sidney's Candy 9/1

Bet the 2010 Kentucky Derby

Posted: 3/5/10 12:45AM ET

Updated: 5/1/10 3:50PM ET


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