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2024 Kentucky Derby
2024 Kentucky Derby

KENTUCKY DERBY

Sat, May 4, 2024. Churchill Downs, Louisville.
2024 Kentucky Derby Odds Horse Racing

Kentucky Derby 2024: Early Wagering Predictions, Value Odds and Race Preview

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The Kentucky Derby is the first and most well-known leg of the coveted Triple Crown of horse racing in America. It takes place annually in early May, followed by the Preakness Stakes and then the Belmont Stakes. It is the only one of the three races to run uninterrupted since its inaugural race in 1875. 

Also known as the “Run for the Roses,” the Kentucky Derby has been dubbed “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” because of its approximate runtime. The Derby ranks first in attendance among all other races in the USA. It’s also the second most wagered single-day event in the world behind the Super Bowl. 

Kentucky Derby 2024

  • Date: May 4th, 2024
  • Time: TBD 
  • TV: NBC
  • Mobile: NBC Sports App and streamed live on NBCsports.com/live
  • Location: Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Track Distance: 1¼ mile (10 furlongs)
  • Track Surface: Dirt
  • Eligible Horses: 3-Year-Old Thoroughbreds
  • Track Record: 1:59 2/5

Past Kentucky Derby Winners

YEAR WINNER TIME ODDS TRAINER
2023 Mage 2:01.57 +937 Javier Castellano
2022 Rich Strike 2:02:61 +8000 Eric Reed
2021 Mandaloun 2:01.02 +1600 Brad H. Cox
2020 Authentic 2:00.61 +800 Bob Baffert
2019 Country House 2:03.93 +6500 William I. Mott
2018 Justify 2:04.20 +300 Bob Baffert
2017 Always Dreaming 2:03.29 +450 Todd Pletcher
2016 Nyquist 2:01.31 +250 Doug F. O’Neill
2015 American Pharoah 2:03.02 +300 Bob Baffert
2014 California Chrome 2:03.66 +250 Art Sherman
2013 Orb 2:02.89 +500 Claude R. McGaughey III

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2022/2023 Kentucky Derby Prep Races

Date Race Track Points
Sep 17, 2022 Iroquois Churchill Downs 10-4-3-2-1
Sep 24, 2022 Juddmonte Royal Lodge Newmarket 10-4-3-2-1
Sep 24, 2022 Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Curragh 10-4-3-2-1
Oct 01, 2022 Champagne Belmont At The Big A 10-4-3-2-1
Oct 02, 2022 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere Longchamp 10-4-3-2-1
Oct 08, 2022 American Pharoah Santa Anita Park 10-4-3-2-1
Oct 08, 2022 Breeders’ Futurity Keeneland 10-4-3-2-1
Oct 22, 2022 Vertem Futurity Trophy Doncaster 10-4-3-2-1
Nov 04, 2022 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Keeneland 30-12-9-6-3
Nov 26, 2022 Kentucky Jockey Club Churchill Downs 10-4-3-2-1
Nov 26, 2022 Cattleya Tokyo Racecourse 10-4-3-2-1
Dec 03, 2021 Remsen Aqueduct 10-4-3-2-1
Dec 14, 2022 Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun Kawasaki 20-8-6-4-2
Dec 17, 2022 Springboard Mile Los Alamitos Race Course 10-4-3-2-1
Dec 17, 2022 Springboard Mile Remington Park 10-4-3-2-1
Dec 26, 2022 Gun Runner Fair Grounds 10-4-3-2-1
Jan 01, 2023 Smarty Jones Oaklawn Park 10-4-3-2-1
Jan 07, 2023 Jerome Aqueduct 10-4-3-2-1
Jan 08, 2023 Sham Santa Anita Park 10-4-3-2-1
Jan 21, 2023 Lecomte Fair Grounds 20-8-6-4-2
Jan 28, 2023 Southwest Oaklawn Park 20-8-6-4-2
Feb 04, 2023 Holy Bull Gulfstream Park 20-8-6-4-2
Feb 04, 2023 Robert B. Lewis Santa Anita 20-8-6-4-2
Feb 11, 2023 Withers Aqueduct 20-8-6-4-2
Feb 11, 2023 Sam F. Davis Tampa Bay Downs 20-8-6-4-2
Feb 11, 2023 El Camino Real Derby Golden Gate Fields 10-4-3-2-1
Feb 18, 2023 Risen Star Fair Grounds 50-20-15-10-5
Feb 19, 2023 Hyacinth Tokyo Racecourse 30-12-9-6-3
Feb 25, 2023 Rebel Oaklawn Park 50-20-15-10-5
Mar 03, 2023 Patton Dundalk 20-8-6-4-2
Mar 04, 2023 Fountain of Youth Gulfstream Park 50-20-15-10-5
Mar 04, 2023 Gotham Aqueduct 50-20-15-10-5
Mar 04, 2023 San Felipe Santa Anita Park 50-20-15-10-5
Mar 04, 2023 John Battaglia Memorial Turfway Park 20-8-6-4-2
Mar 11, 2023 Tampa Bay Derby Tampa Bay Downs 50-20-10-5
Mar 15, 2023 Road to the Kentucky Derby Condition Stakes Kempton Park 20-8-6-4-2
Mar 25, 2023 UAE Derby Meydan Racecourse 100-40-30-20-10
Mar 25, 2023 Louisiana Derby Fair Grounds 100-40-30-20-10
Mar 25, 2023 Jeff Ruby Steaks Turfway Park 100-40-30-20-10
Mar 25, 2023 Fukuryu Nakayama 40-16-12-8-4
Mar 26, 2023 Sunland Derby Sunland Park 50-20-15-10-5
Apr 01, 2023 Florida Derby Gulfstream Park 100-40-30-20-10
Apr 01, 2023 Arkansas Derby Oaklawn Park 100-40-20-10
Apr 01, 2023 Cardinal Condition Stakes Chelmsford city 30-12-9-6-3
Apr 08, 2023 Wood Memorial Aqueduct 100-40-30-20-10
Apr 08, 2023 Blue Grass Keeneland 100-40-30-20-10
Apr 08, 2023 Santa Anita Derby Santa Anita Park 100-40-30-20-10
Apr 15, 2023 Lexington Keeneland 20-8-6-4-2

How to Bet on Kentucky Derby?

The most prominent horse racing event in the world, the Kentucky Derby is known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” for apt reasons. Find the best Kentucky Derby odds from the BetUS online sportsbook, home to this prestigious Grade I stakes race that takes place every first Sunday of May.

As the first leg of the Triple Crown, the Derby is 10 furlongs (1 ¼ miles, 2 km) long and raced on a dirt track. The household name in horse racing is littered with online sports betting odds. Bet on Kentucky Derby odds remains ever so popular.

Kentucky Derby Odds: What You Need To Know

You can find Kentucky Derby odds and other horse racing odds from the BetUS online sportsbook. Find these odds via the “Racebook” or the “Horse Racing” section of the sportsbook.

You’ll want to access the Racebook to get the full range of Kentucky Derby odds. The sportsbook has Derby odds but is mostly limited to the Futures or Outright bets.

How to Bet on the Kentucky Derby: Racebook Odds

There are many different ways on how to bet on the Kentucky Derby. With the BetUS online racebook, you can find these Kentucky Derby odds easily. When you find the Derby odds, you have one of three options to bet (labeled “Horse” in the “Bet Type” option above the table):

  • Win: bet on a horse to finish first
  • Place: bet on a horse to finish second or first
  • Show: bet on a horse to finish third, second, or first

When you bet on Kentucky Derby odds, your payout is determined by what you select. A “Win” pays more than a “Place” and “Place” pays more than a “Show”. The payout is the same regardless of what place the horse finishes when “Place” or “Show” is concerned.

Alternatively, you can choose to wager with “Win-Place” or “Win-Place-Show” and the your payout is determined by what place the horse finishes in.

When you find the table, you can type in the amount you want to bet on any of the three options. After you input your bet amount, select “Add To Bet Slip” to load your Kentucky Derby odds bets.

You can either “Save” your bets if you want to think about them, “Remove All” to start over, or “CONFIRM” to place your wager/s.

Kentucky Derby Odds: Reading the Odds

The Derby odds are usually displayed as a fraction or the “Money Line”, meaning what the odds and potential payout is for the horse.

These Kentucky Derby odds are displayed with a “/” between two numbers like 6/1 or 15/1. This means you can win $6 or $15 for every $1 dollar you bet if the horse finishes first. The payout is adjusted if you choose “Win”, “Place, or “Show” with “Win”.

You can calculate your potential payout with this formula:

  • Wager x (Numerator/Denominator)] 

More Kentucky Derby Betting: Other Methods to Bet

The Win-Place-Show isn’t the only Kentucky Derby odds option. There are “exotic wagers” that are available. These are:

  • Exacta: bet on two horses to finish first and second in the exact order hence the name. For double the wager, you can box your bet to ensure a win even if they switch places.
  • Quinella: this is essentially a box exacta with the difference being the cost. It costs more to place an exacta but the payout is typically bigger.
  • Trifecta: bet on three horses to finish first, second, and third in the exact order like an exacta but with three horses. Like the box exacta, you can also do a box trifecta for additional costs and payouts.
  • Superfecta: bet on four horses to finish from first to fourth in the specific order.
  • Double: place two separate wagers just like a two-leg parlay; both wagers must win.
  • Pick Four: select the winner (first-placed finisher) of four consecutive horse races

To select an exotic wager, select the drop down menu of the table where it says “Bet Type” (the default Win-Place-Show format is labeled “Horse”) then select from the Kentucky Derby odds, the exotic wager of your choice from the dropdown menu.

You can also select the race you want by selecting the “Race #”.

How to Bet on the Kentucky Derby: Sportsbook Futures/Outrights

When you access the Kentucky Derby odds from the sportsbook, you’ll find the Futures or Outrights. This is more straightforward and you simply select which horse you think will finish first and win the entire thing.

You already know the fractional format on how to bet the Kentucky Derby. There are two other formats display from BetUS:

American Odds

This lines teams with a positive (+) or negative (-) number. A positive indicates how much you win on a $100 bet and a minus indicates how much you have to bet to win $100.

If you’re not wagering $100, you can use these formulas to calculate your potential winnings:

  • For plus odds: Stake x (Odds/100)
  • For negative odds: Stake / (Odds/100)

Decimal Odds

Self-explanatory, these Derby odds reflect how much you win for every $1 wagered. Unlike the American odds, the decimal odds show the total payout rather than the profit:

  • Wager x Decimal odd number

You can change the odds format by selecting the dropdown from the “Kentucky Derby Odds” on the upper right corner of the table.

Where to Watch the Kentucky Derby?

The exact timetable for the 2024 Kentucky Derby is still in the process of being determined. Generally, the Kentucky Derby race tends to take place between 6:30 and 7:00 pm EST. Nonetheless, there’s a lot to enjoy before the main spectacle. The gates typically open at 9:00 am, and various races commence in the late morning hours.

BetUS offers all the races available at Churchill Downs. For the main race, once post positions are drawn, Churchill Downs will present the official odds. BetUS offers you services such as Advance Betting on the main race, Match-ups, and Props.

Kentucky Derby Frequently Asked Questions

What is the prize for the Kentucky Derby winner?

The excitement surrounding the “Run for the Roses,” the Kentucky Derby, keeps growing! This year, the winner will take home a whopping $5 million purse, nearly double what was offered in 2023. This record-breaking increase was announced by the event’s organizers.

What is post time for the Kentucky Derby?

At the time of writing, the post times have yet to be announced. For reference, the running is almost 7 p.m. ET.

How to Watch the Kentucky Derby?

You can watch the Kentucky Derby live one of two ways. One is on NBC, the other is by using the NBC Sports App on mobile.

What is a Triple Crown Winner?

To secure the Triple Crown, a horse must win the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes, and the Preakness Stakes in the same year. Throughout history, a mere thirteen horses have successfully clinched this remarkable Triple Crown achievement.

How many Kentucky Derbys have there been?

The 2024 Kentucky Derby will be the 150th running of the event.

Is online betting on Kentucky Derby legal?

Yes, betting online at BetUS on the Kentucky Derby or any other event is 100% safe, legal, and regulated. You can be sure a trusted sportsbook protects your investment.