Kentucky Derby Odds
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|
Lookin At Lee
|Ray Hanson||Steven M. Asmussen||32||$428,600.00|
|L and N Racing, LLC|
Thunder Snow (IRE)
|Darley||Saeed bin Suroor||100||$1,621,063.00|
Fast and Accurate
|John R. Penn||Michael J. Maker||50||$320,712.00|
|Kendall E. Hansen|
|Indian Creek & Jonathan Sheppard||Steven M. Asmussen||34||$212,858.00|
|Santa Rosa Partners||Todd A. Pletcher||100||$589,000.00|
|Brooklyn Boyz Stables|
State of Honor
|Manfred Conrad & Penny Conrad||Mark E. Casse||62||$310,364.00|
|Bob Austin & John Witte||Joe Sharp||150||$849,800.00|
|Calumet Farm||Steven M. Asmussen||50||$401,129.00|
|Aaron & Marie Jones||Doug F. O'Neill||113||$760,000.00|
|Reddam Racing LLC|
|Brandywine Farm & Stephen Upchurch||Antonio Sano||84||$1,137,800.00|
|Peacock Stables, LLC|
Battle of Midway
|Thor-Bred Stables, LLC||Jerry Hollendorfer||40||$224,000.00|
|Fox Hill Farms, Inc.|
|Calumet Farm||J. Keith Desormeaux||30||$236,000.00|
J Boys Echo
|Betz/Blackburn/J. Betz/Ramsby/CNHHNK||Dale L. Romans||63||$305,000.00|
|Albaugh Family Stables LLC|
|Steven Nicholson & Brandi Nicholson||Mark E. Casse||132||$2,093,820.00|
|John C. Oxley||Julien R. Leparoux|
|Whitham Thoroughbreds, LLC.||Ian R. Wilkes||40||$385,048.00|
|Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC|
|My Meadowview LLC||Todd A. Pletcher||54||$325,570.00|
|Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and LaPenta, Robert V.|
Irish War Cry
|Isabelle deTomaso||H. Graham Motion||110||$676,660.00|
|Isabelle de Tomaso|
|Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate||John A. Shirreffs||125||$884,000.00|
|Moss, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome S.|
|Whispering Oaks||Chad C. Brown||74||$966,000.00|
|Klaravich Stables, Inc. and Lawrence, William H.|
|Calumet Farm||Todd A. Pletcher||40||$200,000.00|
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