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What Are the Payout Odds for Zozos to Win the Kentucky Derby?

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
Published on:
May/03/2022

Zozos will pay out $2000 on a $100 bet should he go on to win the Kentucky Derby.

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Zozos has just one start under his belt in terms of a graded race, that being the Louisiana Derby.  He finished an impressive 2nd place in one of the top Kentucky Derby prep races.

Zozos finished first in his previous three races.

This is another Brad Cox-trained horse that has the unenviable post position of 19, which has yielded a single Kentucky Derby winner over the years.

The colt is owned by Barry and Joni Butzow.

“We were overwhelmed” when watching that finish from the stands, Barry Butzow said. “He’d only had two races going in, and he was running against a whole bunch of experienced horses.” By placing second in the Louisiana Derby, Zozos accumulated 40 qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby, the minimum needed to be part of the prestigious race. The winner of the Louisiana Derby – who passed Zozos to take the lead – was Epicenter, currently considered to be the favorite to win at Kentucky.

“I’m still kind of in disbelief,” Joni Butzow said. “I don’t think it’ll sink in until we actually go there and do the walk that he’s actually in the Kentucky Derby.”

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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