Friday, February 8, 2019
Early Favorites to Win the 2019 Kentucky Derby
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Held at the legendary Churchill Downs racecourse in Louisville, the Kentucky Derby is one of the most well-known horse races of the year. Often drawing combined wagers in excess of $100 million, the 2017 Kentucky Derby drew $139.2 million in bets. The 2019 Kentucky Derby is scheduled for May 4, and the three early favorites to win the race, Game Winner (5-1), Improbable (7-1), and Coliseum (8-1), are all trained by Bob Baffert. While these three horses are the overwhelming favorites, other contenders include Instagrand (10-1), Gunmetal Gray (12-1), and Tale of the Union (40-1).
In terms of betting value, some analysts suggest that War of Will (75-1) has the potential for big rewards. Trained by Mark Casse, the horse won the Lecomte Stakes in January, which improved its odds to 75-1 from the opening odds of 100-1.