Kentucky Derby Contests

Remember Affirmed? Yeah, neither do I, although I’ve read a bit about him. What about Big Brown…that guy I do remember…who cares you ask?

Bet 2010 Kentucky Derby Odds

This week a lot of people and over the next two days, a ton more will be talking horse racing, specifically the Kentucky Derby and the ever elusive, but always romantic chase for the Triple Crown.

I love the Derby and jump in with both feet, playing all the Kentucky Derby Contests I can find, betting a bunch of Derby props and outright bets, plus spend most of the day sipping a cold beverage getting ready to scream at the TV for 2 minutes.

I’ve entered my picks in two great Free Kentucky Derby Contests:

Take a look:

1) $100,000 Triple Crown Contest

I play this one every year – it’s a great one that keeps you interested for the entire Triple Crown chase and there are cool prizes, cash and a shot at $100,000.

Remember, it’s FREE to enter!

2) Kentucky Derby “Pick The Winners”

And I like playing these Pick The Winners as well.

It’s dead easy to play and really adds to the excitement of the race and I could win a free $100.00.

Put your picks in here: 

Saturday, May 1st marks the date for the 2010 Kentucky Derby. Check the Kentucky Derby Odds.

And of course, it also marks the first stop for all potential Triple Crown Champions, a feat not accomplished since Affirmed took the Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes in 1978, more than 30 years ago.

Will this three decade dry spell end in 2010? Of course the answer to that is “unlikely”, but it could happen.

The last horse to come close was Big Brown in 2008 who took both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, but fell short in the Belmont.

Triple Crown Odds: Online sportsbooks have posted up odds on whether or not there will be a Triple Crown winner. If you think this is the year we finally see another one, a $100 wager will pay you back $500.00.

If you think there is no way it happens, you’ll be laying odds of -1000 to bet that prop offer.

Kentucky Derby Odds: There are also a ton of other props and betting options for the Kentucky Derby.

For example:

 - the odds of this year’s Kentucky Derby winner having an even-numbered saddlecloth are -115 and the odds of an odd-numbered winner are -125.

 - The odds of the winners of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes having even or odd-numbered saddlecloths are -120.

 - Lookin at Lucky has drawn Post 1 for Saturday’s race and is the odds-on favorite at +300 at online sportsbook (and at the book at Churchill Downs as well).

However, the heavy betting favorites haven’t always justified their standing.

Through the Derby’s 136 years, the odds-on has only won 52 times while failing to take first place the other 84 times.

Lookin at Lucky is followed closely by Sidney’s Candy who is +550 to win for the Run for the Roses on Saturday, Sid’s Candy drew Post 20.

Awesome Act (Post 16) and Devil May Care (Post 11) are also horses that are garnering some buzz and are listed at +800 and +900 respectively.

Good luck with all your Derby bets.

By Mike Gratton

Bet 2010 Kentucky Derby Odds

Posted: 4/30/10 3:03PM ET

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