TwinSpires is the Official Kentucky Derby Betting Partner.
No deposit required. $100 sign up bonus. Just wager $500 within 30 days of registering and we'll deposit $100 into your account. Members can wager free at 300+ thoroughbred, harness and quarter horse tracks worldwide, with exclusive access to major horse racing events including the 2018 Kentucky Derby.
Bet Anywhere. TwinSpires gives you an instant wagering advantage. Our advanced betting and handicapping tools with real-time technology give you the ability to adjust your bets as race information changes, right up to post time.
TwinSpires, part of publicly-traded Churchill Downs (NASDAQ: CHDN), is the official online wagering home of the Kentucky Derby. TwinSpires delivers the ultimate horseracing experience, with the latest in technology for wagering that's safe and secure.
|Kentucky Derby||$2,000,000||1 1/4 Miles/Dirt||Churchill Downs||May 5, 2018||-|
|Iroquois||$150,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Churchill Downs||Sept 16, 2017||10-4-2-1|
|Juddmonte Beresford||1 Mile/Turf||Naas||Set 24, 2017||10-4-2-1|
|FrontRunner||$300,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Santa Anita Park||Sept 30, 2017||10-4-2-1|
|Juddmonte Royal Lodge||1 Mile/Turf||Newmarket||Sept 30, 2017||10-4-2-1|
|Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère||1 Mile/Turf||Chantilly||Oct 1, 2017||10-4-2-1|
|Champagne||$500,000||1 Mile/Dirt||Belmont Park||Oct 7, 2017||10-4-2-1|
|Breeders' Futurity||$500,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Keeneland||Oct 7, 2017||10-4-2-1|
|Racing Post Trophy||1 Mile/Turf||Doncaster||Oct 28, 2017||10-4-2-1|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile||$2,000,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Del Mar||Nov 4, 2017||20-8-4-2|
|Kentucky Jockey Club||$200,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Churchill Downs||Nov 25, 2017||10-4-2-1|
|Cattleya Sho||1 Mile/Dirt||Tokyo Racecourse||Nov 25, 2017||10-4-2-1|
|Remsen||$2,500,000||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Aqueduct||Dec 2, 2017||10-4-2-1|
|Los Alamitos Futurity||$250,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Los Alamitos Race Course||Dec 9, 2017||10-4-2-1|
|Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun||1 Mile/Dirt||Kawasaki Racecourse||Dec 13, 2017||10-4-2-1|
|Springboard Mile||$300,000||1 Mile/Dirt||Remington Park||Dec 17, 2017||10-4-2-1|
|Jerome||$150,000||1 Mile 70 Yards/Dirt||Aqueduct||Jan 1, 2018||10-4-2-1|
|Sham||$100,000||1 Mile/Dirt||Santa Anita Park||Jan 13, 2018||10-4-2-1|
|Lecomte||$200,000||1 Mile 70 Yards/Dirt||Fair Grounds||Jan 13, 2018||10-4-2-1|
|Smarty Jones||$300,000||1 Mile/Dirt||Oaklawn Park||Jan 15, 2018||10-4-2-1|
|Robert B. Lewis||$150,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Santa Anita Park||Feb 3, 2018||10-4-2-1|
|Withers||$250,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Aqueduct||Feb 3, 2018||10-4-2-1|
|Holy Bull||$350,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Gulfstream Park||Feb 3, 2018||10-4-2-1|
|Sam F. Davis||$250,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Tampa Bay Downs||Feb 10, 2018||10-4-2-1|
|Hyacinth||1 Mile/Dirt||Tokyo Racecourse||Feb 10, 2018||30-12-6-3|
|El Camino Real Derby||$200,000||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Golden Gate Fields||Feb 17, 2018||10-4-2-1|
|Risen Star||$400,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Fair Grounds||Feb 17, 2018||50-20-10-5|
|Southwest||$400,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Oaklawn Park||Feb 19, 2018||10-4-2-1|
|Road to the Kentucky Derby Condition S.||1 Mile/Dirt||Kempton Park||Mar 1, 2018||20-8-4-2|
|Patton (Listed)||1 Mile/Dirt||Dundalk||Mar 2, 2018||20-8-4-2|
|Gotham||$300,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Aqueduct||Mar 3, 2018||50-20-10-5|
|Fountain of Youth||$400,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Gulfstream Park||Mar 3, 2018||50-20-10-5|
|San Felipe||$400,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Santa Anita Park||Mar 10, 2018||50-20-10-5|
|Tampa Bay Derby||$350,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Tampa Bay Downs||Mar 10, 2018||50-20-10-5|
|Rebel||$900,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Oaklawn Park||Mar 17, 2018||50-20-10-5|
|Spiral||$500,000||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Turfway Park||Mar 17, 2018||20-8-4-2|
|Louisiana Derby||$1,000,000||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Fair Grounds||Mar 24, 2018||100-40-20-10|
|Sunland Derby||$800,000||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Sunland Park||Mar 25, 2018||50-20-10-5|
|Burradon||1 Mile/Dirt||Newcastle||Mar 30, 2018||30-12-6-3|
|UAE Derby||$2,000,000||1 3/16 Miles/Dirt||Meydan Racecourse||Mar 31, 2018||100-40-20-10|
|Florida Derby||$1,000,000||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Gulfstream Park||Mar 31, 2018||100-40-20-10|
|Wood Memorial||$750,000||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Aqueduct||Apr 7, 2018||100-40-20-10|
|Blue Grass||$1,000,000||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Keeneland||Apr 7, 2018||100-40-20-10|
|Santa Anita Derby||$1,000,000||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Santa Anita Park||Apr 7, 2018||100-40-20-10|
|Arkansas Derby||$1,000,000||1 1/8 Miles/Dirt||Oaklawn Park||Apr 14, 2018||100-40-20-10|
|Lexington||$200,000||1 1/16 Miles/Dirt||Keeneland||Apr 14, 2018||20-8-4-2|
The Run for the Roses. The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. No matter what moniker you care to use, the Kentucky Derby has become an American institution. Its date – the first Saturday in May – is unforgettable, its location – Churchill Downs with its Twin Spires – iconic.
First run in 1875 and patterned after the English Derby at Epsom Downs, the inaugural Kentucky Derby was won by Aristides over 1 1/2 miles, which remained the Derby distance until 1896 when it was shortened to 1 1/4 miles.
"I do not care if she never wins another race, nor if she ever starts in another race, she has won the greatest race in America and I am satisfied," owner Harry Payne Whitney remarked when Regret became the first filly ever to win the Kentucky Derby in 1915. In so doing, he validated Churchill Downs president Col. Matt Winn’s efforts to make the Derby the most important and prestigious brand in American racing, a position it’s held for more than a century.
The starting point of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby has witnessed all 12 of the series’ winners, from Sir Barton in 1919 to American Pharoah in 2015. The Derby counted as one of the mighty Citation’s 16 consecutive victories, while Secretariat, who many consider the greatest Thoroughbred ever seen on the American turf, maintains the Derby race record of 1:59.40.
For the non-Triple Crown winner, a victory in the Kentucky Derby nonetheless ensures a spot in the sport’s pantheon. It’s counted among the highlights in the careers of such Hall of Fame performers as Exterminator, Swaps, Northern Dancer, Spectacular Bid, Alysheba, and Sunday Silence, plus the fillies Genuine Risk and Winning Colors.
The human element is also woven deeply into the Derby fabric. The father-son trainer combo of Ben and H.A. “Jimmy” Jones graced the Derby winner’s circle a collective eight times from 1938 through 1958. Among jockeys, the legendary Eddie Arcaro and Bill Hartack each captured the classic five times. Among Arcaro’s quintet were the Triple Crown winners Whirlaway and Citation.
Befitting its position as the most sought-after prize in racing, the Derby is also well known for its attendance and viewership, as well as the amount of betting it generates. Crowds of more than 150,000 have become commonplace at the hallowed Louisville course, while television ratings exceed those of any other race in the country and nearly all other sporting events on the day.
Betting on the Kentucky Derby Day card hovers around $200 million, a large chunk of it on the Derby itself as the only race throughout the year with as many as 20 starters. Interest on betting the Derby is not only at an all-time high, but begins months beforehand with the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) offered four times throughout the winter and spring at various tracks, off-track facilities, and online platforms like TwinSpires.com.
With Derby thoughts immediately swirling at the sight a good-looking two-year-old winner, the Kentucky Derby has truly become a year-round phenomenon.
November 23 – 26, 2017
February 9 – 11, 2018
March 9 – 11, 2018
April 6 – 8, 2018
On an Exacta Bet you need to choose the horses that will finish first AND second in the correct order to claim your winnings!
Pick the first 2 finishers (they can come in either order) to win!
Pick the first 3 finishers to claim your winnings!
Pick the first 4 finishers to be a winner!
Pick the first 5 finishers and you're a winner!
Pick the winners of 2 consecutive races and you can collect your winnings!
Pick the winners of 3 consecutive races and you win!
Pick the winners of 4 consecutive races and your winnings are waiting for you at the window!
Pick the winners of 5 consecutive races and claim your winnings!
Pick the winners of 6 consecutive races and claim your winnings!