The biggest race in the USA is only a couple weeks away and I can feel the hype starting to build up for the horse racing season. The Kentucky Derby is the second most bet on sporting event in North America, only second to the Super Bowl, which shows that this race is big business.
The Derby is always a ton of fun for me because it’s somewhat of a blank canvas heading into the race. We don’t really know who the best 3-year old horse in the nation is and this makes the race very interesting, as well as giving bettors a shot at some decent odds if you do the research. This year there are 5 horses with 10/1 or better odds of winning the Kentucky Derby as I write this article.
Classic Empire is the current favourite at odds of +450, but Always Dreaming, Irish War Cry and McCraken are all right there with him according to the oddsmakers.
In this article I’ll look at the early odds for all of the horses in this years Kentucky Derby and also provide a step by step guide to placing a bet on the Kentucky Derby this year.
2017 Kentucky Derby Odds
Here are the early odds for the race from Bovada.lv. These are futures odds so they are fixed odds and your bet will be locked in at the price you see when you place it. If you bet on a horse on race day the odds you will see will be using the parimutuel betting format, which means the odds will change depending on the amount of money that comes in on each horse that day.
Not all of these horses will compete in the race, so keep your eyes open for news on the field as we get closer to race day.
How To Bet On 2017 Kentucky Derby in the USA
Here’s a quick 3 step guide to betting on the Kentucky Derby if you live in the USA.
Step 1. Open a Bovada.lv Account
First you’ll need to open an account at Bovada.lv. They are the biggest sportsbook that accepts American residents and also our top rated bookie for US players. Bovada caters their sportsbook toward the American public, which means easy deposits and withdrawals, and a betting site that is customized for the needs of Americans.
Bovada is currently offering a sign up bonus of $250.
Step 2. Make Your Deposit
You’ll need to make a deposit in order to have funds to bet on the race. Bovada accepts Bitcoin, Rapid Transfer and credit cards.
Step 3. Place Your Kentucky Derby Bets
You should now be ready to bet on the Kentucky Derby! Click on ‘Horses’ and then select ‘Churchill Downs’ and ‘Kentucky Derby’ to find the parimutuel odds on race day.
If you’re placing your wagers before race day, you can select ‘Horse Racing Futures and Props’ in the sportsbook section of the website. You’ll see the odds posted similar to the screenshot I used above.
I think that’s it guys. Ready to bet? Click here to visit Bovada.lv…