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Three Reasons to Bet The 2020 Arkansas Derby at an Online Sportsbook

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Apr/29/2020

The first Saturday in May is normally reserved for the biggest horse race of the year. Since nothing is normal in the world right now, the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs has been moved to early September. In its place, is one of the biggest prep races leading up to the annual Run for the Roses.

Benefits of Betting at Americas Bookie Online Sportsbook

Oaklawn Park decided to move the $1 million Arkansas Derby to Saturday, May 2 to help fill the void. Since this Grade 1 stakes race has attracted so much interest from trainers with prized three-year old thoroughbreds, it had to be split into two divisions with 11 entries each. The entire race card at Oaklawn on Saturday should be a great live betting event.

Convenience & Familiarity

The first big reason to bet the entire card at your favorite online sportsbook is the convenience and familiarity you already have with that site from betting sports. Maybe it has been awhile since you have placed a sports bet but that same account can be used to bet any horse race through the site’s racebook.

Tracks such as Oaklawn along with Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs have found ways to stay open throughout the current health crisis. Your favorite online sportsbook has made it extremely simple and convenient to use your online sports betting account to bet on horse racing which is actually known as the Sport of Kings.

Overall Betting Options

The biggest reason to bet on the Arkansas Derby (division 1 and division 2) from your online sportsbook is betting variety. Betting any horse race through the racebook is just like going to the track. You will get the same track odds with the same betting options.

Over on the sportsbook side, you can get fixed odds betting a horse to win through the posted Arkansas Derby futures. For example, famed trainer Bob Baffert’s Nadal should be the favorite to win one of the divisions on the early morning line. If he is set as a 2/1 favorite, you would be able to get +200 odds on the sportsbook’s future list. You could also bet Nadal at the racebook at whatever track odds he eventually goes off at.

2020 Horse Betting Options at Online Sportsbooks

The best feature for betting major graded horse races at the online sportsbooks are added options. Some books may add props options to the race. You should also be able to find betting odds for head-to-head matchups. With that type of bet, your horse only has the beat the horse they are pitted against as opposed to the entire field. This is a great way to add even more excitement to all the action on the track.

Horse Betting Rebates

The final reason to bet the 2020 Arkansas Derby and any other horse race, for that matter at an online book is a rebate incentive. Many of today’s top-rated online sportsbooks will give players a rebate bonus on all their daily horse racing betting volume. What makes this offer even better is making money back on your action win or lose.

Certain restrictions may apply so you should check the full terms and conditions for any bonus or incentive program where the actual bets will be placed.

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