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2018 Kentucky Derby Odds: Where to Find Them

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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 contenders 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.

2018 Kentucky Derby Morning Line Odds

Points Order Morning Line Odds Horse Breeder / Owner Trainer / Jockey Points Earnings
1 50-1 Firenze Fire
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Mr. Amore Stable Jason Servis 39 $647,500
      Mr. Amore Stable      
2 30-1 Free Drop Billy
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Helen K. Groves Revokable Trust Dale Romans 44 $497,200
      Albaugh Family Stables LLC      
3 30-1 Promises Fulfilled
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Robert J. Baron Dale Romans 52 $256,480
      David Jacobs      
4 30-1 Flameaway
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Phoenix Rising Farms Mark Casse 70 $672,260
      John C. Oxley      
5 8-1 Audible
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Oak Bluff Stables, LLC Todd Pletcher 110 $803,520
      WinStar Farm LLC, China Horse Club International Ltd. and SF Racing LLC Javier Castellano    
6 12-1

Good Magic
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Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC Chad Brown 134 $1,838,400
      e Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables LLC Jose Ortiz    
7 3-1 Justify
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  Bob Baffert 100 $600,000
      China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Starlight Racing, WinStar Farm Mike Smith    
8 50-1 Lone Sailor
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Alexander Groves Matz, LLC Tom Amoss 42 $273,347
      Tom Benson      
9 20-1 Hofburg
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Juddmonte Farms, Inc. Bill Mott 40 $192,000
      Juddmonte Farms, Inc.      
10 30-1 My Boy Jack
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Brereton C. Jones Keith Desormeaux 52 $622,000
      Don't Tell My Wife Stables and Monomoy Stables, LLC      
11 8-1 Bolt d'Oro
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WinStar Farm, LLC Mick Ruis 104 $980,000
      Ruis Racing LLC Victor Espinoza    
12 30-1 Enticed
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Godolphin Kiaran McLaughlin 103 $545,880
      Godolphin Racing LLC      
13 50-1 Bravazo
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Calumet Farm D. Wayne Lukas 54 $349,913
      Calumet Farm      
14 5-1 Mendelssohn
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Clarkland Farm Aidan O'Brien 100 $1,947,299
      Derrick Smith, Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor      
15 50-1 Instilled Regard
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Katierich Farms Jerry Hollendorfer 29 $246,000
      OXO Equine LLC      
16 6-1 Magnum Moon
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Ramona S. Bass, LLC. Todd Pletcher 150 $1,140,000
      Low, Lawana L. and Robert E. Luis Saez    
17 30-1 Solomini
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Glenna R. Salyer DVM Bob Baffert 54 $716,000
      Zayat Stables, LLC Flavien Prat    
18 12-1 Vino Rosso
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John D. Gunther Todd Pletcher 107 $572,500
      Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable John Velazquez    
19 30-1 Noble Indy
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WinStar Farm, LLC Todd Pletcher 110 $640,000
      WinStar Farm LLC and Repole Stable      
20 50-1 Combatant
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Paget Bloodstock Steve Asmussen 32 $350,000
      Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton Racing LLC      

 

Wynn Las Vegas Odds Summary for 2018 Kentucky Derby

We are just over a month away from the 2018 Kentucky Derby, set to run on May 5th. Back in September, the Wynn Las Vegas casino released futures numbers on a massive list of potential winners of the Kentucky Derby. This is undeniably when the contenders had their best odds and you don’t have to do much digging to see how much as changed.

Bolt d’Oro has long been the barometer for the 2018 Kentucky Derby as the highest rated two-year-old of the 2017 campaign. According to Wynn Las Vegas, Bolt d’Oro was worth 40/1 to win the derby, which is far and away the best odds on the board at the time. Things have changed since then. Thanks to a slightly dubious win in the San Felipe Stakes, Bolt d’Oro is now a 8/1 second-favorite.

The horse that Bolt d’Oro beat in that race was the same horse that actually beat him on the track. McKinzie crossed the wire first but was relegated to second due to a questionable review by the track officials. McKinzie wasn’t even on the Wynn Las Vegas radar back in September but most recently posted as a 7/1 option.

One of the horse’s that has generated interest in the Kentucky Derby Futures Wager due to some incredible trainings is Justify, a WinStar colt sired by Scat Daddy and trained by the legendary Bob Baffert. Justify ran a bullet mile in 1:35.73 at Santa Anita back on March 11th and is set to make his competitive debut in the upcoming Arkansas Derby on April 14th. He closed the Kentucky Derby Futures Wager Pool 3 board as an unexpected favorite, leveraging a huge amount of action and earning 6/1 odds. Wynn Las Vegas posted him at 12/1. He’s the most difficult horse to nail down from a betting angle at this point on the derby trail.

Justify isn’t the only new contender on the books. Magnum Moon’s win in the Rebel Stakes propelled him to a 12/1 number. Solomini shares the same odds despite losing the Rebel to Magnum Moon simply because we’ve seen him more often. His odds were most recently 20/1.

With just over a month to go between now and the 2018 Kentucky Derby, the race to the top of the betting board is just starting to enjoy a bit more serenity after the chaos of the derby trail. Horses like Audible, Promises Fulfilled, Bolt d’Oro, McKinzie, Justify and many others are starting to submit major victories in the top tier races of the derby trail.

Casinos like Wynn Las Vegas sometimes have odds that seem out of sync with what you would find at more finely tuned horsebooks, and they help offer a different perspective.

The upcoming Florida Derby (March 31st), Wood Memorial (April 7th), Blue Grass (April 7th) , Santa Anita Derby (April 7th) and Arkansas Derby (April 14th) will hopefully offer even ore clarity.

 

Kentucky Derby Odds Archive

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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