Kentucky Derby Bets
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The road to the Kentucky Derby begins before the Breeders' Cup for the Kentucky Derby prep schedule. Following the Derby prep schedule is the Kentucky Derby Championship Series where thoroughbred race horses can earn up to 50 points for a win. Kentucky Derby qualifying points have replaced the old graded earnings system for 2013. Follow the link to view the current Kentucky Derby odds.
The Kentucky Derby remains the biggest event of the year for horse racing fans and enthusiasts alike that place Kentucky Derby bets and enjoy horse betting. The first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs under the iconic Twin Spires is home to casual fans in the infield and a star studded affair of celebrities in Millionaires Row. The Kentucky Derby has what no other race does in all of horse racing, it marks the start of the Triple Crown and a title that has not been won in over 30 years by a horse winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.
Horse racing fans that make Kentucky Derby Bets are no different than those who wager on the Super Bowl or World Series. You have your casual fans who enjoy the event and the atmosphere while wagering a few dollars and hoping to pay for their day. Then there are the rail birds who follow horse racing with a passion from the Kentucky Derby Prep season as horses earn graded stakes all the way through the Breeders Cup Challenge schedule and the Breeders Cup each year.
Kentucky Derby Betting dates back to the very first "Run for the Roses" back in 1875. While there have been some changes and advancements along the way, know that there was a new rule put in place for 2012 before you place your Kentucky Derby Bets. The rule is referred to as the "AE" rule or Also Entered rule. In past years we would often see only a 17 or 18 horse field due to scratches or horses choosing to run in the Preakness Stakes or Belmont Stakes in the latter part of the Triple Crown. In 2013 the Kentucky Derby is guaranteed to have a full 20 horse field due to the 2012 Also Entered rule or (AE rule) which means more horses and higher payouts on your Kentucky Derby bets. View all of the past Kentucky Derby winners.
Types of Kentucky Derby Bets Available
Parlay - Horse Betting now offers you the option to parlay your wagers in the racebook. Want to bet on the Kentucky Oaks winner parlayed to the Kentucky Derby Winner? You can!
Win - You are picking the horse to win the race with a single dollar amount.
Place - Your wager is for the horse to finish first or second in the race.
Show - Wagering that your horse will finish in the top three, Win, Place or Show.
Across the Board (Win, Place & Show) - Is the term for making 3 wagers for the horse to finish in the top three, if your horse wins you are paid for all three bets.
Exacta - Wager on horses to finish in the exact win and place combination.
Exacta Box - This is like the exacta bet, except that the winners can be in any order.
Trifecta - This bet is for the top three finishers in a specific order.
Trifecta Box - Similar to the trifecta except the winners can be in any order.
Superfecta - This is the toughest bet but one with the biggest payout. It chooses the top four finishers in exact order.
Superfecta Box - This is the same as a superfecta except the order of the top four horses picked does not matter.
With so many different ways to place your Kentucky Derby bets when you bet on the Kentucky Derby you will need to do your homework. Knowing the Kentucky Derby betting options and payouts is important for coming up with a good betting strategy, allowing you to cash in when the race is over.
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