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Kentuckey Derby | Churchill Downs

Grade I race
Venue Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY, United States
Inaugurated 1867
Distance ​1½ miles (12 furlongs)
Surface ​Dirt
Qualification Three-year-olds

2021 Kentucky Derby Traditions Affected By The COVID-19

After a tough 2020 where Churchill Down ran the Kentucky Derby in September, the 2021 Run for the Roses is on track. Derby fans, handicappers, owners, and jockeys should circle May 1 for this year’s Derby. But although everyone is excited that the Derby will return to the first Saturday in May, lingering pandemic issues could force race goers to change Derby Day traditions. Check out the Top 5 Kentucky Derby traditions COVID is likely to force racing fans to break. Also check out top plays and Horse Racing Odds from Kentucky Derby for Saturday, May 1. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks.

2021 Kentucky Derby Traditions Being Broken Because of COVID

2021 Kentucky Derby

  • When: Saturday, May 1, 2021
  • Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY

Expect Churchill Downs to Break These 5 Derby Traditions

On track Derby betting

Some races during the year attract more on-track wagering than what the pools get via online betting. The Derby was one of those races because over 120,000 people showed up each and every year. Not in 2021. Most won’t go anywhere near Churchill Downs if they can bet on the Derby through their mobile phones or tablets.

Derby parties

Everyone in the South, not just in Kentucky, threw a Derby party. Unfortunately, COVID figures to end the 2021 parties just like it put the kibosh on the 2020 parties. One of the reasons few, if any, Derby parties will happen is because many horse racing owners, those are the ones who throw the best parties, are most susceptible to the virus. They’re often older and many have underlying health concerns. 

Celebrities in the Derby walking ring

Watching the Kentucky Derby on television meant seeing what celebrities wore in the walking ring. Sometimes, an uber celebrities, like Terrific Tom Brady and Giselle, would show up in the walking ring. It didn’t happen in 2020. It won’t happen in 2021.

RV row 

Racing fans are pretty much the same. It doesn’t matter if your race of choice involves four-legged horses or stock cars. Like NASCAR fans, horse racing enthusiasts would show up in RVs, park on RV row, and celebrate America’s signature thoroughbred event. That won’t happen in 2021.

Kentucky Derby Day infield

The legendary Derby infield should be as empty as the field at Raymond James Stadium the day after Super Bowl LV.

Most people who show up in the infield do so to celebrate one of the nation’s most treasured sports events. They place $2 on the horse they don’t necessarily think will win but on the one they feel will win. They also bet based on name, jockey silks, and whether they’re sober enough to have circled the horse the right horse, the one they liked the night before. 

In 2020, we missed these downtrodden racing handicappers who must decide between wagering on the Kentucky Derby or pooling their dollars for one more community Budweiser. Unless something drastic happens, Churchill Downs figures to again shut off access to the infield.

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2021 Kentucky Derby Traditions Affected By The COVID-19

After a tough 2020 where Churchill Down ran the Kentucky Derby in September, the 2021 Run for the Roses is on track. Derby fans, handicappers, owners, and jockeys should circle May 1 for this year’s Derby. But although everyone is excited that the Derby will return to the first Saturday in May, lingering pandemic issues could force race goers to Read More
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2021 Kentucky Derby Horse Racing Expert Analysis Update

When it comes to the Kentucky Derby, no trainer in history touches the great Bob Baffert. Check out information on how Kentucky Bob, again, has the best hand heading into the Triple Crown. Also check out top plays and Horse Racing Odds from Kentucky Derby for Saturday, May 1. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets Read More
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2021 Kentucky Derby Horse Racing Analysis – Jerome & Sham

The thoroughbred industry isn’t waiting. The first two preps for the First Saturday in May happen on January 1 and January 2. On New Year’s Day, three-year-olds run in the Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, New York. Then on Saturday, sophomore equines hit the track at Santa Anita for the Sham Stakes. Check out top plays and Read More
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Kentucky Derby Odds | 2020 Kentucky Derby Live Betting Prop Bets

Betting on the Kentucky Derby is a American pastime, in Las Vegas or Online at a Sportsbook Website, Known in the world of horse racing as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports” or “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” for its approximate duration, the Kentucky Derby is by far the most popular horse racing event in the North American race calendar and over 160,000 punters will be betting live at the track each day of Kentucky Derby Week with millions wager on the race both in the USA and around the World Online.

The three-year-old thoroughbred race has been run every consecutive year since 1875 and is the first leg of the American Triple Crown which is followed by the Preakness Stakes, then the Belmont Stakes. Here at MyBookie you will find all sorts of Kentucky Derby Odds & Prop Bets as well as all race futures and of course the current Odds to Win the Kentucky Derby 2019. Good Luck this Kentucky Derby.

In 2019 Country House won the 145th Kentucky Derby on Saturday after Maximum Security became the first horse to be disqualified in the history of the storied race. Maximum Security crossed the finish line first, but there was an objection on the field and the horse in second place, Country House, was declared the winner.

Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

  • Distance: 1 1⁄4 miles (10 furlongs; 2,012 m)
  • Record: 1:59 2⁄5 secs, Secretariat (1973)
  • Surface: Dirt
  • Track: Left-handed
  • Qualification: 3-year-old

Latest Winners

  • 2020: Authentic
  • 2019: Country House
  • 2018: Justify
  • 2017: Always Dreaming
  • 2016: Nyquist
  • 2015: American Pharoah
  • 2014: California Chrome
  • 2013: Orb
  • 2012: I'll Have Another
  • 2011: Animal Kingdom
  • 2010: Super Saver
  • 2009: Mine That Bird

Race Facts (Since 1976):

  • Fastest Time: 1:59:97
  • Largest Winning Margin: 6 3/4 lengths
  • Highest Winning: 127
  • Most Wins by a Jockey

    5 – Eddie Arcaro (1938, 1941, 1945, 1948, 1952)

    5 – Bill Hartack (1957, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1969)

  • Most Wins by a Trainer

    6 – Ben A. Jones (1938, 1941, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952)

  • Most Wins by an Owner

    8 – Calumet Farm (1941, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1957, 1958, 1968)

  • Stakes Record

    1:59.40 – Secretariat (1973)

  • Record Victory Margin

    8 lengths – Assault (1946)

    8 lengths – Whirlaway (1941)

  • Longest Shot to Win the Derby

    91 to 1 – Donerail (1913)


Kentucky Derby Betting Guide

The 2020 Triple Crown seasons starts now! If you haven’t been brought up to speed with this year’s top racing picks, participants or created your own betting strategy, MyBookie has all the information you need to make the big bucks on this year’s pony races.

The Kentucky Derby is one of the most popular thoroughbred horse races in the world, with hundreds of thousands of people placing bets across the globe. This year, the derby is taking place May 4th. Here’s the Ultimate Betting Guide for the Kentucky Derby and possible Triple Crown contenders.

The First Rule Of Kentucky Derby Betting

ALWAYS, place your bets as close to the start of the race as possible. It’s a great idea to get your picks in order before the race begins, however, you should try and place them as close to the start as you can. This week, it was reported that Omaha Beach was recently pulled from the Kentucky Derby, due to an entrapped epiglottis. While the announcement gave bettors ample time to change their lines, imagine what would happen if wagers were already placed. MyBookie will be posting Kentucky Derby content all Saturday long, allowing you to make confident bets with the latest news and odds.


Types of Bets For The Kentucky Derby

The team at MyBookie has created one of the largest lists of Kentucky Derby odds and futures available. While most people will be limiting their betting to ‘odds to win’ the entire race, there’s more options to choose from, giving you more opportunity for winning big during this year’s derby. Let’s take a look at your different betting options for this year’s Kentucky Derby:

2020 Kentucky Derby - Odds To Win:
If you want to make one big bet on the horse that you anticipate winning the race, this is the bet for you. If you’re looking to make this bet, here are some of the top picks to consider: Tacitus (+600), Maximum Security (+800), Improbable (+500), Game Winner (+450) and Roadster (+550). Win simply means to put money on a horse to win the race. If you like chalk Omaha Beach at 4/1, bet on Omaha Beach to win. You can find a full list of ‘Odds to Win’ odds here at the top of our Kentucky Derby page.

2020 Kentucky Derby - Odds To Place:
The word place is used to describe a wager on a horse to finish second. If you like a horse like Spinoff to run well at 30/1, but you’re not sure he’ll win, put a few bucks on him to place. With a place bet, you win your wager if the horse finishes first or second. You can find a full list of ‘Odds to Place’ odds here at the top of our Kentucky Derby page.

2020 Kentucky Derby - Odds To Show :
A show wager is betting on a horse to finish third. However, the horse only must finish first, second, or third for you to win your wager. Show wagers often don’t pay much but because there are so many horses in the Derby, the show horse often does pay way beyond what’s normal to finish third. You can find a full list of ‘Odds to Show’ odds here at the top of our Kentucky Derby page.


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