2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager

The Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Future Wagers offer racing fans an 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 on which the classic American races for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds are run. The $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) will be run for the 139th consecutive year at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 4. The $1 million Kentucky Oaks (GI), America's premier race for 3-year-old fillies, will be run in its traditional calendar location on Friday, May 3 - the eve of the "Run for the

Scheduled dates for the trio of three-day, Friday-through-Sunday wagering pools in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager are:

  • KDFW Pool 1: Feb. 8-10 (12 weeks in advance of Derby) FREE POOL 1 PP'S
  • KDFW Pool 2: March 1-3 (nine weeks in advance of Derby)
  • KDFW Pool 3: March 22-24 (six weeks in advance of Derby)

The Kentucky Oaks Future Wager Pool for 2013 will run concurrently to the March 1-3 Derby Future pool.

Wagering interests for the 2013 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks future pools will be announced on the Wednesday prior to the Friday start of each pool. Real-time odds and other information on the KDFW will be available at the official event Web site at www.KentuckyDerby.com, and information on the KOFW will be available at www.KentuckyOaks.com.  

The Kentucky Derby Future Wager is coming off one of its most successful years as a combined $1,470,019 was wagered in its three 2012 pools. The 2012 betting total was the fourth largest in KDFW history and reflected a wagering increase of 7.9% over the three-pool total of $1,362,101 in 2011. The total was the largest since the wager shifted to its current threeday, Friday-through-Sunday format in 2010. KDFW pools had been four-day events prior to that change. 

Each pool of the Derby and Oaks wagers feature 24 wagering interests that include 23 individual horses and a mutuel field, known by many fans as the "All Others" bet. The KDFW mutuel field, listed as #24 on the roster of each pool's respective betting interests, features all 3-year-olds other than the 23 individual Thoroughbreds in the pool. The "All Others" bet in the Oaks pool, also listed as #24, features all 3-year-old fillies other than the 23 individual horses on that pool's betting roster.

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.

The victory by Reddam Racing LLC's I'll Have Another in the 2012 Kentucky Derby in KDFW $2 win payouts of $60.20 in Pool 1, $46.20 in Pool 2 and $45.60 in the third and final pool. A $2 win wager on Kentucky Derby Day on I'll Have Another returned $32.60.

Exacta payouts on the I'll Have Another-Bodemeister 1-2 finish returned $306.60 on Derby Day, while the KDFW exacta returned $257.80 on Pool 1 (a 13-24 exacta in which Bodemeister was a member of the "All Others" mutuel field), $1,661 in Pool 2 (12-3) and $1,351.40 in Pool 3 (10-2).

Brereton C. Jones' homebred Believe You Can returned $29.60 for a $2 win bet on the 2012 Kentucky Oaks and the exacta with runner-up Broadway's Alibi (9-6) paid $173. Believe You Can's mutuel payout in the lone 2012 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager pool was $74.80 and the 4-24 exacta combination with runner-up Broadway's Alibi (a member of the KOFW mutuel field) returned $378.40.

The fields for the three Kentucky Derby Future Wager pools and the single Kentucky Oaks Futures pool will be selected by a panel of racing officials and journalists. Information on the Kentucky Derby is available online at the official event Web site at www.KentuckyDerby.com and real-time odds will be presented on that site throughout each 2013 three-day pool. 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. 


Year Winner Pool 1 Pool 2 Pool 3 Derby Day
2011 Animal Kingdom $6.20 (f) $9.40 (f) $64.40 $43.80
2010 Super Saver $43.20 $51.20 $73.00 $18.00
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*
2007 Street Sense $22.80 $18.20 $15.40 $11.80*
2006 Barbaro $40.20 $32.20 $20.80  $14.20
2005 Giacomo $52.00  $54.20 $103.60  $102.60
2004 Smarty Jones $5.60 (f) $10.80 (f)  $23.60  $10.20*
2003 Funny Cide $188.00***  $120.80 $23.60 $27.60 
2002 War Emblem $7.60 (f)*  $16.00 $24.00 $43.00 
2001 Monarchos  $36.60  $13.00 $15.80  $23.00 
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


Year Wagering Payout Pool 1 Pool2 Pool 3 Payout
2011 Plum Pretty $21.80 (f) No Poll No Poll -
2010 Blind Luck $10.00 No Poll No Poll $4.60
2009 Rachel Alexandra $8.40 No Poll No Poll $2.60*
2008 Proud Spell $15.60 $14.20 $15.60  $8.80*
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 
2005 Summerly $31.80  $15.00 $28.40  $11.20
2004 Ashado  $48.40*** $21.00   $17.80  $6.60*
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

2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager