The Pennsylvania Derby is the biggest race in the nation this coming Saturday, with a $1 million purse up for grabs for three-year olds at Parx Racing just outside of Philadelphia. The race is a 1 1/8 mile distance on a dirt track, and the race boasts a very strong field this year with some of the nations top 3-year-olds including Taiba, Cyberknife and Zandon.
In this article I will outline the morning line odds for the eleven horses set to compete in the race this year, give my favorite pick to win and also provide a simple three step guide to getting your Pennsylvania Derby bets placed online.
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2022 Pennsylvania Derby Betting Odds
Here are the morning line odds and post positions for this years edition of the Pennsylvania Derby. Remember that these odds are not fixed and will change throughout the day depending on the amount of money bet on each horse.
- Zandon 5-1
- Icy Storm 30-1
- B Dawk 20-1
- Skippylongstocking 10-1
- Cyberknife 3-1
- We the People 12-1
- Tawny Port 6-1
- Taiba 5-2
- Simplification 10-1
- Naval Aviator 20-1
- White Abarrio 8-1
Taiba is the favorite coming out of gate 8. This is a horse that won the Santa Anita Derby in April, but had a disappointing 12th place showing at the Kentucky Derby, and finished second to Cyberknife at the Haskell Stakes in July. He’s a slight favorite over Cyberknife according to the morning line odds, but the odds are very close and I wouldn’t be surprised if Cyberknife became the favorite on race day.
Zandon is the third favorite with odds of 5-1. He finished in 3rd behind Epicenter and Cyberknife at the Travers Stakes last month, and second to Epicenter at the Jim Dandy in July. At the Kentucky Derby he finished third behind Rich Strike and Epicenter. There’s a theme with Zandon of finishing behind Epicenter in these previous three races. Zandon will not have to deal with Epicenter at the Penn Derby and that could lead to him getting his first win since the Blue Grass Stakes this past April.
I like Zandon at 5-1 for the reasons outlined above. Epicenter is considered the fastest three-year-old horse in the world, and he will be the second favorite next to the 4-year-old colt Flightline at the Breeders’ Cup Classic in November. I don’t fault Zandon for finishing behind Epicenter in his last three races. With Epicenter not in the field, I do think Zandon has a great chance of winning this Saturday, and at 5-1 I think he provides great value.
Play: Zandon 5-1
How To Bet On The Pennsylvania Derby Online
Follow this quick 3 step guide to place your Pennsylvania Derby bets online. I will be using BetOnline as the sportsbook in this guide and they accept players from around the world, including the United States.
First you will need to join an online sportsbook. BetOnline is our top rated betting site for American residents, and a great site for any sports bettors around the world. They have a very easy to use racebook and also offer a $25 risk free bet on your first horse racing wager. This free $25 horse racing bet is in addition to the massive first deposit bonus offered at BetOnline.
Click here to visit BetOnline.ag. Select ‘Join Now’ on the home page and fill out the small form to open your account.
#2. Make a Deposit
Next you’ll need to make a deposit to have funds with which to bet on the race. BetOnline accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more depending on your location.
BetOnline.ag offers new players a sign up bonus equal to 50% of your first deposit, up to a maximum of $1000. Use promo code BOL1000 when making your deposit to opt-in to this bonus offer.
#3. Place Your Pennsylvania Derby Bets
You’re now ready to bet on the race.
Once on the BetOnline website, select ‘Racebook’ from the top navigation bar to go to the racebook section of the site.
You should then select ‘Parx Racing’ from the left sidebar under the ‘American Thoroughbred’. The Pennsylvania Derby is the 12th race on Saturday’s card and has a post time of 6:10pm EST, so find the corresponding race to those details and you will have found the betting lines for the Pennsylvania Derby.
Check out our horse race betting info page for all the details about the various wagers you can make.
I think that’s it. Are you ready to bet? Click here to visit BetOnline.ag.