Last updated: May 8, 2022 at 5:22 p.m. EDT
Odds for the 2022 Kentucky Derby are a sought after barometer for horse-players and the public alike, because Morning Line odds help provide details of class and value among the field of Kentucky Derby runners.
- Short odds refers to odds that are closer to even money or ‘1,’ such as ‘4-5.’
- The shorter the horse’s odds, the better the horse can be perceived to be compared among racing peers.
- Long odds refers to odds that move further away from even money or ‘1,’ such as ’30-1.’
- The longer the horse’s odds, the less talent a horse could have among the Derby starters.
Where can I Find 2022 Kentucky Derby odds?
Return to this page following the 2022 Kentucky Derby post position draw for morning line odds!
- Official 2022 Kentucky Derby Morning Line Odds
- LIVE Kentucky Derby odds (on TwinSpires.com)
- Kentucky Derby LIVE odds (on KentuckyDerby.com)
- Kentucky Derby Prep Race Winner Odds
- How Morning Line Odds are made
- Wynn Las Vegas Odds
Official 2022 Kentucky Derby Morning Line Odds
With the 2021-22 Road to the Kentucky Derby concluded and the official field and post positions announced, find the official morning line odds for the 2022 Run for the Roses. The Chad Brown-trained Zandon, with two wins, a second-place finish and a third in four career starts.
|POST POSITION||HORSE||TRAINER||JOCKEY||ML ODDS|
|1||Mo Donegal||Todd Pletcher||Irad Ortiz Jr.||10-1|
|2||Happy Jack||Doug O’Neill||Rafael Bejarano||30-1|
|3||Epicenter||Steve Asmussen||Joel Rosario||7-2|
|4||Summer Is Tomorrow||Bhupat Seemar||Mickael Barzalona||30-1|
|5||Smile Happy||Kenny McPeek||Corey Lanerie||20-1|
|6||Messier||Tim Yakteen||John Velazquez||8-1|
|7||Crown Pride||Koichi Shintani||Christophe Lemaire||20-1|
|8||Charge It||Todd Pletcher||Luis Saez||20-1|
|9||Tiz the Bomb||Kenny McPeek||Brian Hernandez Jr.||30-1|
|10||Zandon||Chad Brown||Flavien Prat||3-1|
|11||Pioneer of Medina||Todd Pletcher||Joe Bravo||30-1|
|12||Taiba||Tim Yakteen||Mike Smith||12-1|
|13||Simplification||Antonio Sano||Jose Ortiz||20-1|
|14||Barber Road||John Ortiz||Reylu Gutierrez||30-1|
|15||White Abarrio||Saffie Joseph Jr.||Tyler Gaffalione||10-1|
|16||Cyberknife||Brad Cox||Florent Geroux||20-1|
|17||Classic Causeway||Brian Lynch||Julien Leparoux||30-1|
|18||Tawny Port||Brad Cox||Ricardo Santana Jr.||30-1|
|19||Zozos||Brad Cox||Manny Franco||20-1|
|20||Ethereal Road||D. Wayne Lukas||Luis Contreras||30-1|
|21||Rich Strike||Eric Reed||Sonny Leon||30-1|
|22||Rattle N Roll||Kenny McPeek||James Graham||30-1|
Official morning line odds are selected by an odds line maker following the post position draw on Derby week. The odds maker determines, as best they can, what the odds of each horse will sit at by betting public interest and wagering action.
Any odds or lines that exist anywhere prior to the official Kentucky Derby draw on Derby week are either speculative, a bookmaker’s best guess and non official.
Morning Line vs Final Odds for Kentucky Derby Prep Race Winners
Below is a table that displays each Road to the Kentucky Derby prep race and that race’s winning horse, and what each winning horse’s morning line and final odds were going into those races.
- What can we learn from the information on each Kentucky Derby North American prep race winner for the 2022 Kentucky Derby season?
- With morning line odds and final odds side by side in the table below, which horses started as a near favorite and by start time, due to public money fluctuation, fell or gained public betting backing?
- Will these Road to the Kentucky Derby prep race winners be favorites for the Kentucky Derby?
|RTKD Race||Winning Horse||ML Odds||Final Odds|
|Iroquois Stakes||Major General||4-1||9-2|
|American Pharoah Stakes||Corniche||6-5||2-5|
|Champagne Stakes||Jack Christopher||9-5||8-5|
|Breeders' Futurity||Rattle N Roll||6-1||8-1|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile||Corniche||5-2||7-5|
|Kentucky Jockey Club||Smile Happy||12-1||9-2|
|Remsen Stakes||Mo Donegal||8-5||7-5|
|Los Alamitos Futurity||Slow Down Andy||5-1||5-1|
|Springboard Mile||Make It Big||7-2||6-5|
|Smarty Jones Stakes||Dash Attack||12-1||7-1|
|Lecomte Stakes||Call Me Midnight||20-1||28-1|
|Holy Bull Stakes||White Abarrio||6-1||6-1|
|Withers Stakes||Early Voting||3-1||6-5|
|Robert B. Lewis Stakes||Messier||6-5||3-5|
|Sam F. Davis||Classic Causeway||3-1||8-5|
|El Camino Real Derby||Blackadder||7-2||7-2|
|Rebel Stakes||Un Ojo||12-1||75-1|
|John Battaglia Memorial||Tiz the Bomb||5-2||8-5|
|Risen Star Stakes||Epicenter||4-1||7-2|
|Fountain of Youth Stakes||Simplification||7-2||5-2|
|San Felipe Stakes||Forbidden Kingdom||8-5||1-1|
|Tampa Bay Derby||Classic Causeway||8-5||4-5|
|Jeff Ruby Steaks|
|Blue Grass Stakes|
|Santa Anita Derby|
How Kentucky Derby Morning-line Odds Are Made
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.