Ultimate Kentucky Derby 2019 Props Page
The 145th edition of the Kentucky Derby goes down this Saturday at Churchill Downs and although it lasts two minutes, it’s among the most well-known sports gambling events of the year. Apart from your win, place, show stakes, there is a lot more activity to get in on.
So if you’re new to the sport or a seasoned expert, feast your eyes on the thorough list of Kentucky Derby prop bets provided by BetOnline.
For more information of the 2019 Kentucky Derby, have a look at our newest odds and our details and tendencies pages. In addition, we have in-depth profiles of the top contenders and together with the favorite, Omaha Beach from the race because of an injury, the betting field is wide open.
ImprobableThe 145th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs is on tap on Saturday and it is once again time to dig into gambling trends and details for the first jewel of the Triple Crown, searching for a couple nuggets that might help us find the winner.
Last year Justify finished one of the longest running trends, becoming the first Derby winner since Apollo at 1882 to haven’t raced as a two-year-old. The Bob Baffert trainee moved on to become the 13th Triple Crown winner and second in four years to sweep the 3 championships.
Deciding the winner in a field of 20 and cushioning the bankroll can buy you plenty of Mint Juleps on the first Saturday of May.Let’s Look at a few Derby betting tendencies:
The gambling favorite has won the race six years in a row. The previous high was four in a row from 1972 to 1975. The typical win payout during this run is 8.90 for a $2 bet.
Starting with Fusaichi Pegasus in 2000, the favorite has now won 10 times in the last 19 years. From 1980 to 1999 no more Derby favorite won, a period of 20 decades of defeated favorites.
The shortest cost winning favorite in the Kentucky Derby since 1960 was Seattle Slew, who returned only $3.00 to win in 1977. During the run of favorites, the past six years the smallest payoff was Nyquist at $6.60 in 2016.
While favorites have dominated in recent decades, we have seen two $100+ winners at the previous 14 years — Giacomo in 2005 paying $102.60 and Mine That Bird who returned his backers $103.20 at 2009.
The album for a 2 payoff was in 1913, Donerail returning $184.90.
The highest exacta payoff in background has been in 2005, Giacomo (50-1) and Closing Argument (71-1) combining for a 2 payoff of 9,814.80.
Regardless of the favorite winning the previous six years the exacta payoffs during that time have still been pretty generous–$69.60, $336.20, $30.60, $72.80, $340,00, and 981.60.
The $1 superfecta with Giacomo-Closing Argument-Afleet Alex-Don’t Get Mad at 2005 paid a record $864,253.80.
Last year Justify became the first Derby winner since Apollo in 1882 to haven’t raced as a two-year-old.
Seven of the past nine Derby winners had at least three starts as a two-year-old. The only exceptions were Animal Kingdom (2011) and Always Dreaming (2017), who each started twice as a juvenile, and Justify this past year.
The listing of horses in the Derby without a race because a two-year-old since 1937 is 63-1-3-5.
Nyquist (2016) became just the second horse to win both the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and the Run for the Roses. Street Sense ended the”Juvenile Jinx” in 2007. Game Winner seems to make it three this season.
Considering that Seattle Slew in 1977, we’ve had five star horses win the Kentucky Derby — Smarty Jones (2004), Barbaro (2006), Big Brown (2008), Nyquist (2016) and Justify (2018).
The last time that the winning margin was under a half-length in the Kentucky Derby was in 1999 when Charismatic won by a neck. The previous time that the Derby was decided by a nose was Grindstone in 1996.
Fusaichi Pegasus (2000) has been the largest auction price among Derby winners at $4 million. One of the recent Derby winners that were deals include I’ll Have Another ($11,000), Mine That Bird ($9,500) and Real Quiet ($17,000).
The last winner to choose the Derby field gate-to-wire has been War Emblem in 2002. Before that, it had been the filly Winning Colors in 1988.
The previous eight Derby winners all won their final prep race. The final to not acquire their final preparation was Super Saver in 2010 that was beaten by only a neck in the Arkansas Derby (G2).
The Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park has generated the most winners with 24. Next is the Toyota Blue Grass (G2) at Keeneland in 23.
Over the past decade, The Santa Anita Derby and Florida Derby have each created three winners, the Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park two.
Horses racing outside of North America in their final start have a record of 46-2-1-0 since 1967. The two winners were Canonero (1971) who raced into Venezuela and Bold Forbes (1976) who raced into Puerto Rico.
Horses that made their last start in Dubai are 0 for 13 with no in the money finishes.
100 of the 144 runnings of the Kentucky Derby were contested over”fast” tracks. Since 2004 the course was labeled”cluttered” five times including last year.
The busy trainer using the most wins is Bob Baffert. His winners were Silver Charm (1997), Real Quiet (1998), War Emblem (2002), American Pharoah (2015) and Justify (2018). Ben Jones leads all trainers in Derby wins .
Todd Pletcher leads all trainers with 52 Kentucky Derby starters. He saddled the winner in 2010 with Super Saver and Always Dreaming in 2017.
Notable active coaches with no Derby win include Steve Asmussen (0 for 19), Mike Maker (0 for 10), Dale Romans (0 for 10) and Bill Mott (0 for 8).
Three energetic jockeys have won the Derby three times, Kent Desormeaux (3-for-22), Calvin Borel (3-for-12) and Victor Espinoza (3-for-10).
Notable jockeys still searching for a Derby win include Corey Nakatani (0 for 18), Javier Castellano (0 for 12), Julien Leparoux (0 for 10) and Jose Ortiz (0 for 4).
Handicapper Michael Dempsey will soon be covering the Triple Crown for Odds Shark along with his entire card reports with selections, evaluation, fair odds line and wagering recommendations for important tracks can be found daily at turfnsport.com.