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TwinSpires.com – Kentucky Derby Insights

FIGURING THE DERBY WINNER

Brisnet.com won’t tell you who will win the Kentucky Derby, but its Ultimate Past Performances can certainly help you figure out who can win the Kentucky Derby. Prime Power is an indication of how a horse is expected to perform, and with the exception of Mine That Bird in 2009, the Kentucky Derby winner has had a rating of at least 140 going into the race. The Speed & Class Ratings are the performance numbers each horse earned when winning the race. A history of 100+ Speed and 120+ Class Ratings is essential to Derby success.

Kentucky Derby Champions by the Numbers 2000-2016

PRIME POWER
CLASS
SPEED
180160140120100800001020304050607080910111213141516

BRIS Ratings of Kentucky Derby Champions 2000-2016

RATINGS
HIGHEST
LOWEST

PRIME POWER

The single most powerful number Brisnet.com produces to predict the outcome of the race, Prime Power helps handicappers compare the quality of horses before the race is run.

HIGHEST
175.5 Fusaichi Pegasus 2000
LOWEST
133.4 Mine That Bird 2009

CLASS RATING

The Brisnet.com Class Rating indicates the strength of a horse’s performance based on who else was in the field.

HIGHEST
127.7 Barbaro 2006
LOWEST
123.3 California Chrome 2014

SPEED RATING

The Brisnet.com Speed Rating indicates how fast a horse ran and is standardized across surface, distance, and track for easy comparisons.

HIGHEST
113 War Emblem 2002
LOWEST
100 Giacomo 2005American Pharoah 2015

HOW MUCH IS THE KENTUCKY DERBY?

There are a lot of ways to spend money on and at the Kentucky Derby—watching it live and wagering on it being two of the more popular options. Last year, 167,227 people saw Nyquist win the Kentucky Derby, and they bet $23.5-million at Churchill Downs with nearly half of that being wagered on the Derby itself. Another $169.1-million was bet on Derby day away from the track, including a record $26.8-million via TwinSpires.com.

Cost of Getting in the Gate on Kentucky Derby Weekend

Kentucky Oaks General Admission
$45Jan 1-April 24
$55April 25-May 4
$60Day Of
Kentucky Derby General Admission
$70Jan 1-April 24
$75April 25-May 4
$80Day of
Kentucky Oaks & Derby Combo
$105Advance

Attendance Kentucky Derby Weekend

2016

167,227Kentucky Derby
124,589Kentucky Oaks
291,816Combined

RECORD

170,5132015 KY Derby
123,7632015 KY Oaks

How Much is Bet Kentucky Derby Weekend?

On-track Handle
DERBY DAY
$23.5 million2016
$23.7 millionRecord 2012
DERBY RACE ONLY
$11.3 million2016
$12 millionRecord 2015
All Sources Handle
DERBY DAY
$192.6 million2016
$194.3 millionRecord 2015
DERBY RACE ONLY
$124.7 million2016
$137.9 millionRecord 2015