2024 Kentucky Derby, Oaks Betting Guide: Picks, Odds, Horses

May 3rd, 2024

Official Kentucky Derby expert horse racing analysts finally give their picks for Kentucky Derby 150! 

Expert horse racing analysts and handicappers Vance Hanson, James Scully, Kellie Reilly, Ashley Anderson, John Mucciolo and Keeler Johnson have studied the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby cards to present their betting opinions for 2024. 

Tipsheets with top picks and suggested wagers, consensus panel picks for key stakes racing, and horse by horse betting insight can be found inside!

Truly a guide, you will know how several of our expert handicappers view the field of contenders and how they will choose to structure their bets. 

Our panel picks feature a team of five handicappers sharing their top three picks for key stakes racing on Oaks and Derby days.

  • The Alysheba Stakes
  • Kentucky Oaks
  • American Turf Stakes
  • Turf Classic Stakes
  • Churchill Downs Stakes 
  • Kentucky Derby

Top Picks for the Kentucky Oaks

John Mucciolo's top picks for the Kentucky Oaks

  1. #11 Ways and Means
  2. #13 Just F Y I
  3. #14 Leslie's Rose
  4. #8 Tarifa

Top picks for the Kentucky Derby

John Mucciolo's top picks for the Kentucky Derby

  1. #4 Catching Freedom
  2. #19 Resilience
  3. #2 Sierra Leone
  4. #12 Track Phantom

Find John's win bets, place bets, exactas and superfectas inside the PDF!

Every Kentucky Derby contender can be found inside. With rich speed and running style insights paired with picks and wager construction suggestions. This Official Kentucky Derby Betting Guide is crucial for knowing how to bet the extensive Kentucky Derby field. Find additional information on our Japanese contenders!