Can I Bet the Kentucky Derby on the DraftKings App?

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Mary Montgomery
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Depending on which state you happen to live in, the DraftKings horse racing app may be available.  It is known as DK Horse.

BetUS available all US states - 18 or older

Can I Bet on the DraftKings Horse Racing App From My State?

Just because the DraftKings sports betting app is available in a particular state does not mean the horse racing is.  It's also true that DraftKings horse betting site is available in states where the sportsbook app is not (i.e. Florida).

The DK Horse app is available in the following US states only and can be uploaded via Google Play: Colorado, Florida, Indiana (21 or older), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.

If you can't access DraftKings, BetUS offers an excellent alternative.  They've been taking bets on horses for 30 years now.

Reviews of the DraftKings Horse Racing App

Reviews mixed good per the Google Play page, and that is putting it gently as there appeared to be way to many one stars. 

"Easy to use, fast payouts, only problem is sensitivity of format makes it so easily for your selections to disappear and you must start completely over. If developers could make it where your selections didn't accidentally disappear so easily this would be the perfect horse betting app."

"I have cashed multiple times over $10k with absolutely no issues but as far as sports go I would use Bet 365."

"Haven't even used my 10.00 deposit to play for horse racing it keep shutting down on me, and just not satisfied at all, transfer in back in account ...please."

"Had offer on Sportsbook for DK horse promo. Got Horse account and get told I don't get that offer. That is 100% false advertising. I sent screenshots and all. Worst support I've dealt with. I deleted the apps right after that interaction."

"Never get a response from customer service. Been trying to get a password reset link for a two weeks now. You suck."


The DK Horse App Debuted in 2023

The standalone, DK Horse-branded app allows eligible customers to access pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing. In November 2022, DraftKings and Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN) (“CDI”) announced a multi-year agreement pursuant to which CDI’s subsidiary, TwinSpires, agreed to power the advance deposit pari-mutuel wagering technology for DK Horse.

“Together with Churchill Downs Incorporated, an industry leader with a deep-rooted history in horse racing, we will deliver an innovative, mobile customer experience,” said Jason Robins, CEO and Chairman of the Board of DraftKings. “Our goal is to provide our customers with best-in-class-sports and gaming products, and we expect DK Horse to provide a fun and new way to engage with renowned races like the upcoming Run for the Roses.”

DK Horse will initially require customers to register and deposit funds into new accounts separately from their “one account, one wallet” tethered to DraftKings Sportsbook, Casino and daily fantasy sports apps.

Odds to Win the 2024 Kentucky Derby

After Post Position Draw

*These odds courtesy of BetUS - For live odds go here
1     Dornoch         +2500
2     Sierra Leone         +275
3     Mystik Dan         +2400
4     Catching Freedom         +900
5     Catalytic         +4000
6     Just Steel         +2500
7     Honor Marie         +1600
8     Just a Touch         +1100
10     TO Password         +4000
11     Forever Young         +800
12     Track Phantom         +2800
13     West Saratoga         +6000
14     Endlessly         +2800
15     Domestic Product         +2700
16     Grand Mo the First         +5000
17     Fierceness         +250
18     Stronghold         +2000
19     Resilience         +2400
20     Society Man         +4000
21     AE/21 Epic Ride         +5000


1     Fierceness         +275
3     Track Phantom         +2000
4     Dornoch         +2000
5     Sierra Leone         +325
6     Hades         +4000
7     Mystik Dan         +2000
11     Epic Ride         +5000
13     Catching Freedom         +1000
15     Honor Marie         +2000
17     Domestic Product         +2200
19     Just Steel         +2500
20     Resilience         +2000
29     Stronghold         +2000
30     Just A Touch         +1700
34     Forever Young         +800
38     Encino         +2800
43     Endlessly         +2500
49     Common Defense         +6600
50     West Saratoga         +6600
51     T O Password         +7500
52     Catalytic         +6000
53     Society Man         +6600
54     Grand Mo The First         +7500


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