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Kentucky Derby Odds

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Where to Find the 2018 Kentucky Derby Odds


Kentucky Derby odds are released during the Post Position Draw, a one-hour ceremony that determines starting positions. The Post Position Draw takes place on the Wednesday preceding the Kentucky Derby, which is held on the first Saturday in May. TwinSpires bettors know that we are the home for Kentucky Derby wagering - and these race odds being released are truly one of the most exciting pieces the Kentucky Derby wagering process.

Mike Battaglia, Churchill Downs’ odds maker since 1974, is responsible for both the Kentucky Derby and KDFW morning line odds. He reveals odds for the main event shortly after post positions are drawn.

KentuckyDerby.com streams the Post Position Draw ceremony and the event has been televised nationally on NBCSN and local affiliates.

A full field of 20 can be expected every year for America’s most famous horse race. With the the maximum number of betting interests in other U.S. races sitting at 14, the Kentucky Derby offers the potential for great bet returns. Only four horses went off at less than 10-1 odds in the 2015 Kentucky Derby.

For live odds, you can log-in to TwinSpires for free or visit KentuckyDerby.com.

Churchill Downs also offers up to four installments of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) in the months leading up to the race. A November KDFW was introduced in 2013, and the remaining three pools are typically scheduled during February, March and April surrounding the important prep races. The morning line odds are released ahead of the weekend and the unique betting opportunity lasts Friday through Sunday.

Return here following the post position draw to find this year's morning line odds.

2017 Kentucky Derby Morning Line Odds

PP Morning Line Odds Horse Breeder / Owner Trainer / Jockey Points Earnings
1 20-1 Lookin At Lee
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Ray Hanson Steven M. Asmussen 32 $428,600.00
      L and N Racing, LLC    
2 20-1 Thunder Snow (IRE)
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Darley Saeed bin Suroor 100 $1,621,063.00
      Godolphin      
3 50-1 Fast and Accurate
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John R. Penn Michael J. Maker 50 $320,712.00
      Kendall E. Hansen      
4 30-1 Untrapped
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Indian Creek & Jonathan Sheppard Steven M. Asmussen 34 $212,858.00
      Michael Langford      
5 5-1 Always Dreaming
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Santa Rosa Partners Todd A. Pletcher 100 $589,000.00
      Brooklyn Boyz Stables      
6 30-1 State of Honor
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Manfred Conrad & Penny Conrad Mark E. Casse 62 $310,364.00
      Conrad Farms    
7 15-1 Girvin
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Bob Austin & John Witte Joe Sharp 150 $849,800.00
      Brad Grady      
8 15-1 Hence
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Calumet Farm Steven M. Asmussen 50 $401,129.00
      Calumet Farm      
9 20-1 Irap
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Aaron & Marie Jones Doug F. O'Neill 113 $760,000.00
      Reddam Racing LLC      
10 15-1 Gunnevera
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Brandywine Farm & Stephen Upchurch Antonio Sano 84 $1,137,800.00
      Peacock Stables, LLC      
11 30-1 Battle of Midway
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Thor-Bred Stables, LLC Jerry Hollendorfer 40 $224,000.00
      Fox Hill Farms, Inc.      
12 50-1 Sonneteer
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Calumet Farm J. Keith Desormeaux 30 $236,000.00
      Calumet Farm      
13 20-1 J Boys Echo
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Betz/Blackburn/J. Betz/Ramsby/CNHHNK Dale L. Romans 63 $305,000.00
      Albaugh Family Stables LLC    
14 4-1 Classic Empire
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Steven Nicholson & Brandi Nicholson Mark E. Casse 132 $2,093,820.00
      John C. Oxley Julien R. Leparoux    
15 5-1

McCraken
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Whitham Thoroughbreds, LLC. Ian R. Wilkes 40 $385,048.00
      Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC      
16 20-1 Tapwrit
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My Meadowview LLC Todd A. Pletcher 54 $325,570.00
      Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and LaPenta, Robert V.      
17 6-1 Irish War Cry
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Isabelle deTomaso H. Graham Motion 110 $676,660.00
      Isabelle de Tomaso      
18 15-1 Gormley
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Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate John A. Shirreffs 125 $884,000.00
      Moss, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome S.      
19 20-1 Practical Joke
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Whispering Oaks Chad C. Brown 74 $966,000.00
      Klaravich Stables, Inc. and Lawrence, William H.      
20 30-1 Patch
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Calumet Farm Todd A. Pletcher 40 $200,000.00
      Calumet Farm      

 

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