Lock in some great value on your early favorites for Kentucky Derby 140 sooner than ever with a newly added Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 running from Nov. 27 through Nov. 30.
To add even more value to Pool 1, we are offering a 1 Million TSC Elite Points Prize to be shared by all TwinSpires Players whose selection makes it into the starting gate and outfinishes any other Pool 1 starter in the 2014 Kentucky Derby.
The four-day pool will open at Noon ET on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and close on Nov. 30 prior to post time for either the $400,000 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct or the $175,000 Kentucky Jockey Club, which ever race comes first.
Points will be credited by Tuesday, May 6.
How to Play
- Place a $5 Win wager on a single horse, 1 through 23, in Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1.
- Players may place a $5 Win wager on as many horses as they like, all will count in the contest.
- Entry 24, the Field, is not eligible for this promotion.
How to Win
- Players who place a $5 Win wager on any horse that makes it into the starting gate for the 140th Kentucky Derby on May, 3, 2014 are eligible to win or split the 1 Million Points Prize.
- In the event more than one entry from KDFW Pool 1 starts in the 2014 Kentucky Derby, the 1 Million Points Prize will be awarded to the Player(s) who select the entry that finishes ahead of all other Pool 1 entries in the Kentucky Derby.
- In the event no individual horse from Pool 1 starts in the 2014 Kentucky Derby, the 1 Million Points Prize will be awarded to the Player(s) who select the Pool 1 horse that accumulates the most points from the Road to the Kentucky Derby prep races.
Results will be announced on this page on Monday, May 5. Points prizes will be awarded by Tuesday, May 6.
About the Kentucky Derby Future Wager
The special four-day pool will open on TwinSpires on November 27 at noon (EST) and close November 30 prior to post time of either the $400,000 Remsen at Aqueduct or $175,000 Kentucky Jockey Club — which ever race comes first. Both events for two-year-olds are part of the “Kentucky Derby Prep Season” that offer points — 10 to first, 4 to second, 2 to third and 1 to fourth — that will ultimately determine the 20 participants for “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” next spring.
The dates for the four Kentucky Derby Future Wager pools are:
- KDFW Pool 1: November 27-30 (4 days)
- KDFW Pool 2: February 6-8 (3 days)
- KDFW Pool 3: February 27-March 1 (3 days)
- KDFW Pool 4: March 27-29 (3 days)
The date for the only Kentucky Oaks Future Wager pool is:
- KOFW Pool 1: February 27-March 1 (3 days)
The fields for the four Kentucky Derby Future Wager pools and the single Kentucky Oaks Future Wager pool will be selected by a panel of racing officials and journalists. Individual horses included in Pool 1 will be announced on November 25.
The Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Future Wagers are innovative pari-mutuel wagers that allow racing fans the opportunity to wager on potential contenders well in advance of those races at odds that could be significantly more attractive than those available on the days the races are run.
For example, Orb paid $12.80 to win on race day of the 2013 Kentucky Derby, but returned $26.20 in Pool 2 and $29.60 in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
More than $1.4 million was wagered on the Kentucky Derby Future Wager in 2012 and 2013, respectively — the highest totals since 2006 when the wager was offered in a three-pool, four-day format. Another $126,039 was bet on the 2013 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager, which was a record for the single-pool format.
The Kentucky Derby Future Wager – the first pari-mutuel wager of its kind when launched in 1999 – will be offered for the 16th consecutive year. The Kentucky Oaks Future Wager, introduced in 2003, is entering its 12th year and sixth straight year as a single-pool wager.
Each pool will feature 24 wagering interests that include 23 individual horses and a mutuel field, known by many fans as the “All Others” bet. The mutuel field, listed as No. 24 on the betting menu, will feature all foals of 2011 other than the 23 individual Thoroughbreds in the pool regardless of whether those horses have been nominated to the Kentucky Derby, the Triple Crown or the Kentucky Oaks.
Both wagers offer $2-minimum win betting and exacta wagering, which is available in the form of $2 minimum straight exacta bets or $1-minimum exacta boxes and part-wheels. No scratches or betting refunds are permitted in either wager, but wagering on a Derby or Oaks Future Wager horse will be suspended immediately if Churchill Downs determines that injury, illness or other circumstance revealed during a pool would prevent a horse from competing in their respective race.
All winning payouts are determined by the odds in place at the end of each respective betting pool.
Wagering on the Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wager will be offered at Churchill Downs and racetracks throughout North America; via TwinSpires.com, the official online wagering site of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs Inc.; other advance deposit wagering sites; and simulcast centers and off-track wagering sites.
KDFW Pool 2, Pool 3 and Pool 4 — along with KOFW Pool 1 which coincides with KDFW Pool 3 — will be three-day pools that open at noon (ET) on Thursday. But in a change this year, each pool will close on Saturday afternoon prior to post time of a designated race on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” or “Road to the Kentucky Oaks.” Previously, the KDFW pools opened on a Friday and closed on Sunday at 6 p.m.
“Our intent is to present pools that are more true to the future wager concept,” said John Asher, Churchill Downs’ Vice President of Racing Communications. “Two years ago, we made adjustments to our schedule. Rather than offer pools concurrent with major prep races, we moved them to a week or two in advance of those races and we saw increases in betting. Horseplayers are looking for optimum value, and we feel that closing the pools just before a major race is run is worth exploring. Those bettors with the ‘right horse’ in advance of the race could potentially receive the most advantageous odds.”
Real-time odds and other information on the KDFW are available at the official event Web site at www.KentuckyDerby.com. The Kentucky Oaks’ official event Web site is www.KentuckyOaks.com. Real time odds will be presented on that site throughout the 2013 KOFW pool.
The $2 million Kentucky Derby will be run for the 140th consecutive year at Churchill Downs on May 3. The $1 million Kentucky Oaks will be run in its traditional calendar location on May 2, the eve of the “Run for the Roses.”
KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER MUTUEL PAYOUTS
|Year||Winner||Pool 1||Pool 2||Pool 3||Derby Day|
|2012||I’ll Have Another||$60.20||$46.20||$45.60||$32.60|
|2011||Animal Kingdom||$6.20 (f)||$9.40 (f)||$64.40||$43.80|
|2009||Mine That Bird||$5.80 (f) *||$11.80 (f) *||$36.80 (f)||$103.20|
|2008||Big Brown||$8.60 (f)*||$15.00 (f)||$8.60*||$6.80*|
|2004||Smarty Jones||$5.60 (f)||$10.80 (f)||$23.60||$10.20*|
|2002||War Emblem||$7.60 (f)*||$16.00||$24.00||$43.00|
|2000||Fusaichi Pegasus||$27.80||$26.40 (f)||$ 8.00*||$ 6.60*|
|1999||Charismatic||$10.20 (f)*||$30.20 (f)||$26.60 (f)||$64.60|
(f) – Mutuel field *Favorite ***Record KDFW win payout
KENTUCKY OAKS FUTURE WAGER MUTUEL PAYOUTS
|Year||Wagering Payout||Pool 1||Pool2||Pool 3||Payout|
|2012||Believe You Can||$74.80||No Pool||No Pool||$29.60|
|2011||Plum Pretty||$21.80 (f)||No Pool||No Pool||–|
|2010||Blind Luck||$10.00||No Pool||No Pool||$4.60|
|2009||Rachel Alexandra||$8.40||No Pool||No Pool||$2.60*|
|2007||Rags to Riches||$9.60||$10.00*||$5.00*||$5.00*|
|2006||Lemons Forever||$9.00 (f)*||$11.00 (f)*||$26.00 (f)||$96.20|
|2003||Bird Town||$33.60||No Pool||No Pool||$38.40|
(f) – Mutuel field *Favorite ***Record KDFW win payout
Past Kentucky Derby Future Wager Information