Betting on the Kentucky Derby – Things You Should Know

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
May/02/2009

When it comes to betting on this year's Kentucky Derby there are some important things you should know first.

Biggest Movers and Shakers

Gambling911.com has found that on Saturday, the biggest mover when it came to Kentucky Derby odds was none other than General Quarters.  We have seen his odds jump from +2000 all the way to +500.  Some online sportsbooks like SBG Global still had General Quarters with odds of +2000 for a payout potential of $2000 on every $100 bet.  That's a great value considering everyone seems to be loving this horse on Saturday and the payout is only $500 for every $100 bet at some online gambling websites.

New 2009 Kentucky Derby Favorite

With I Want Revenge scratched from Saturday's race, there is a new 2009 Kentucky Derby favorite:  That would be Friesan Fire. BetUS.com cut him down to +200.  Friesan Fire for sure is another of the big movers and shakers Saturday since his odds earlier in the day were as solid as +600.

Louisville Weather

All the talk Friday was about rain on Saturday.  Most of the bad weather has since past however.   Weather radar does not indicate any rain coming for the next few hours.  Contenders that were expected to have an advantage on a muddy track are not looking so much like strongholds any longer.

Biggest Payout Potential

It was only a few years ago we witnessed one of the biggest upsets in Kentucky Derby history when 50-1 longshot Giacomo went on to win it.  This year we have Join In The Dance with even longer odds (and the longest in the race), promising a payout of $8000 on every $100 bet at Sports Interaction

Top 4 Horses and Best Payout Odds

There are four contenders with single digit odds of winning this year's Kentucky Derby:  Dunkirk, Friesan Fire, Pioneer of the Nile and now General Quarters.  The best payout odds for each can be found at:

BetUS.com - Dunkirk +450

Sports Interaction - Pioneer of the Nile +550

SBG Global - Friesan Fire +500 and General Quarters +2000

Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher 

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