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Grade I race
Venue Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY, United States
Inaugurated 1867
Distance ​1½ miles (12 furlongs)
Surface ​Dirt
Qualification Three-year-olds
Horse Racing Betting Update: 2022 Kentucky Derby Odds - Early Contenders

Horse Racing Betting Update: 2022 Kentucky Derby Odds – Early Contenders

It’s never too early to think Kentucky Derby, which is why this week we list out the Top 20 based on MyBookie odds with a shot to win the 2022 Run for the Roses. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Corniche leads the pack at +1200, Chad Brown trained Jack Cristopher is second choice at +1400, and Steve Asmussen filly Echo Zulu is a co-third choice along with 3 other equines at +2000. 

Check out top plays and early Horse Racing Odds from Kentucky Derby for Saturday, May 7. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks. 

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2022 Kentucky Derby

  • When: May 7, 2022

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Between Corniche and Jack Cristopher, which is the better play?

Among the two, Jack Cristopher, by far, is the better play. Corniche has a ton of talent and at the end of the day, he might be the only horse that can win the Triple Crown because Bob Baffert trains.

But Baffert faces a 2-year ban from running horses at Churchill Downs, which means Corniche may have to race for another trainer if his owners want to enter him on the First Saturday in May.

Jack Cristopher, by contrast, goes for Chad Brown. Not only that, but Cristopher won the Champagne with a fantastic speed rating.

Ah, but the second-choice has a major flaw. His damn, Rushin No Blushin, didn’t win around 2-turns. Munnings, who sired Jack Cristopher, ran his best race around 2-turns when finishing third behind Rachel Alexandra and Summer Bird in the 2009 Haskell Invitational.

Jack Cristopher might be a brilliant horse. But he might also want to run at 7 furlongs or less. The bottom line? Don’t back either of the favorites yet.  

Name horses offering odds of +2000 to +2500 which look best to win the Kentucky Derby?

At +2000, Pappacap is worth a long look. The BC Juvenile second-place finisher won the Grade 2 Best Pal last summer. Pappacap also finished second in the Grade 1 American Pharoah last October 1. 

Trainer Mark Casse will enter Pappacap in this Saturday’s Lecomte Stakes at the Fair Grounds. If you like Pappacap consider backing before the Lecomte. He could very well win the race, sending odds below +2000.

Echo Zulu is another to consider. Steve Asmussen may not run Zulu in the Kentucky Derby. If Steve’s past actions are any indication, he will try for the Kentucky Oaks and then run Zulu in the Preakness Stakes.

However, Echo Zulu could be too talented to leave out of the Run for the Roses. She’s undefeated and is bred to dominate at 6 furlongs to 1 ¼ miles. Her sire, Gun Runner, finished his career with 5 Grade 1 wins, including taking the Breeders’ Cup Classic at 1 ¼ miles. 

Grandsire Menifee finished second behind Charismatic in the 1999 Kentucky Derby. One of the few races missing from Asmussen’s resume is a Derby win. Echo Zulu gives him arguably the best shot of his career. So expect Steve to really consider entering the fantastic filly. 

Is there a horse at +3300 to +4000 odds that looks primed for a Derby victory?

Dale Romans trained Giant Game is worth a look. The third-place finisher in the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile has the breeding to run 1 ¼ miles for sure.

Giant’s Causeway sired while broodmare Game for More calls More Than Ready her sire. Giant Game must improve and Romans doesn’t often saddle Derby contenders. But at +3300, the horse is worth a look. 

Steve Asmussen might have a colt contender in Epicenter. If you believe Asmussen sends Echo Zulu to the Oaks, then Steve will concentrate on running Epicenter in the Kentucky Derby. The Gun Runner Stakes winner has the breeding, Not This Time sired and from a Candy Ride broodmare, to get the Kentucky Derby distance.

Both Epicenter and Giant Game are worth looks. Also consider Mark Casse trained God of Love. Belmont Stakes winner Cupid sired the Grade 3 Grey Stakes winner. So God of Love will have no trouble running 1 ¼ miles.     


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Kentucky Derby Odds | 2022 Kentucky Derby Live Betting Prop Bets

Betting on the Kentucky Derby is a American pastime, in Las Vegas or Online at a Sportsbook Website, Known in the world of horse racing as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports” or “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” for its approximate duration, the Kentucky Derby is by far the most popular horse racing event in the North American race calendar and over 160,000 punters will be betting live at the track each day of Kentucky Derby Week with millions wager on the race both in the USA and around the World Online.

The three-year-old thoroughbred race has been run every consecutive year since 1875 and is the first leg of the American Triple Crown which is followed by the Preakness Stakes, then the Belmont Stakes. Here at MyBookie you will find all sorts of Kentucky Derby Odds & Prop Bets as well as all race futures and of course the current Odds to Win the Kentucky Derby 2019. Good Luck this Kentucky Derby.

In 2019 Country House won the 145th Kentucky Derby on Saturday after Maximum Security became the first horse to be disqualified in the history of the storied race. Maximum Security crossed the finish line first, but there was an objection on the field and the horse in second place, Country House, was declared the winner.

Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

  • Distance: 1 1⁄4 miles (10 furlongs; 2,012 m)
  • Record: 1:59 2⁄5 secs, Secretariat (1973)
  • Surface: Dirt
  • Track: Left-handed
  • Qualification: 3-year-old

Latest Winners

  • 2020: Authentic
  • 2019: Country House
  • 2018: Justify
  • 2017: Always Dreaming
  • 2016: Nyquist
  • 2015: American Pharoah
  • 2014: California Chrome
  • 2013: Orb
  • 2012: I'll Have Another
  • 2011: Animal Kingdom
  • 2010: Super Saver
  • 2009: Mine That Bird

Race Facts (Since 1976):

  • Fastest Time: 1:59:97
  • Largest Winning Margin: 6 3/4 lengths
  • Highest Winning: 127
  • Most Wins by a Jockey

    5 – Eddie Arcaro (1938, 1941, 1945, 1948, 1952)

    5 – Bill Hartack (1957, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1969)

  • Most Wins by a Trainer

    6 – Ben A. Jones (1938, 1941, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952)

  • Most Wins by an Owner

    8 – Calumet Farm (1941, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1957, 1958, 1968)

  • Stakes Record

    1:59.40 – Secretariat (1973)

  • Record Victory Margin

    8 lengths – Assault (1946)

    8 lengths – Whirlaway (1941)

  • Longest Shot to Win the Derby

    91 to 1 – Donerail (1913)

Kentucky Derby Betting Guide

The 2022 Triple Crown seasons starts now! If you haven’t been brought up to speed with this year’s top racing picks, participants or created your own betting strategy, MyBookie has all the information you need to make the big bucks on this year’s pony races.

The Kentucky Derby is one of the most popular thoroughbred horse races in the world, with hundreds of thousands of people placing bets across the globe. This year, the derby is taking place May 4th. Here’s the Ultimate Betting Guide for the Kentucky Derby and possible Triple Crown contenders.

The First Rule Of Kentucky Derby Betting

ALWAYS, place your bets as close to the start of the race as possible. It’s a great idea to get your picks in order before the race begins, however, you should try and place them as close to the start as you can. This week, it was reported that Omaha Beach was recently pulled from the Kentucky Derby, due to an entrapped epiglottis. While the announcement gave bettors ample time to change their lines, imagine what would happen if wagers were already placed. MyBookie will be posting Kentucky Derby content all Saturday long, allowing you to make confident bets with the latest news and odds.

Types of Bets For The Kentucky Derby

The team at MyBookie has created one of the largest lists of Kentucky Derby odds and futures available. While most people will be limiting their betting to ‘odds to win’ the entire race, there’s more options to choose from, giving you more opportunity for winning big during this year’s derby. Let’s take a look at your different betting options for this year’s Kentucky Derby:

2022 Kentucky Derby - Odds To Win:
If you want to make one big bet on the horse that you anticipate winning the race, this is the bet for you. If you’re looking to make this bet, here are some of the top picks to consider: Tacitus (+600), Maximum Security (+800), Improbable (+500), Game Winner (+450) and Roadster (+550). Win simply means to put money on a horse to win the race. If you like chalk Omaha Beach at 4/1, bet on Omaha Beach to win. You can find a full list of ‘Odds to Win’ odds here at the top of our Kentucky Derby page.

2022 Kentucky Derby - Odds To Place:
The word place is used to describe a wager on a horse to finish second. If you like a horse like Spinoff to run well at 30/1, but you’re not sure he’ll win, put a few bucks on him to place. With a place bet, you win your wager if the horse finishes first or second. You can find a full list of ‘Odds to Place’ odds here at the top of our Kentucky Derby page.

2022 Kentucky Derby - Odds To Show :
A show wager is betting on a horse to finish third. However, the horse only must finish first, second, or third for you to win your wager. Show wagers often don’t pay much but because there are so many horses in the Derby, the show horse often does pay way beyond what’s normal to finish third. You can find a full list of ‘Odds to Show’ odds here at the top of our Kentucky Derby page.

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