TwinSpires.com will offer fans of the $2 million-guaranteed G1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands a trio of opportunities in February and March to make a lucrative early bet on the winner of this year’s "Run for the Roses" and one chance to take a stand on the 3-year-old filly that will succeed Rachel Alexandra as the winner of the $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks (GI).
The historic Louisville track has announced dates for three wagering pools for the Kentucky Derby Future Wager ("KDFW"), which is entering its 12th year, and a single pool for the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager ("KOFW"), now in its eighth year. In a significant change, all Kentucky Derby and Oaks future pools will consist of three days of wagering. Previous pools for both wagers had been four-day events.
Dates for the three Kentucky Derby Future Wager pools (pending final approval by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission) are:
* Pool 2 March 5-7 (Includes Kentucky Oaks Future Wager)
* Pool 3 March 26-28
The single pool for the Kentucky Oaks Future wager will coincide with the March 5-7 KDFW Pool 2. Betting will open each day of the Derby and Oaks pools at noon (all times Eastern). The Kentucky Derby pools will close at 6 p.m. on Sunday, while betting on the lone Kentucky Oaks pool will conclude at 6:30 p.m., 30 minutes after Pool 2 Derby Future betting is wrapped up.
Exacta wagering, a popular addition to the Kentucky Derby Future Wager betting menu in 2009, will be offered during all three KDFW pools in 2010. The exacta option was offered on the latter two Derby Future pools in 2009 along with its traditional win option. The Kentucky Oaks Future Wager will not offer exactas in 2010. The minimum wager for a straight exacta, which requires the bettor to select the Kentucky Derby’s top two finishers in the exact order of finish, is $2, while the minimum for exacta boxes and wheels is $1.
The winning payouts in all KDFW and KOFW wagering pools are determined by the odds in place at the conclusion of each respective pool. There are no scratches or refunds.