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Kentucky Derby

140th Kentucky Derby
For many horse bettors the year doesn’t even begin until the Kentucky Derby in May.  The Derby is the first Triple Crown race of the season and arguably the most exciting race of the year.  Let’s take a look at Kentucky Derby betting.


The first Kentucky Derby was run way back in 1875 and since that time the race has gotten more popular.  The race is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky and oftentimes has a full field of 20 horses. While Kentucky Derby betting is exciting, it is also unpredictable.  Rarely does a horse win wire to wire and favorites oftentimes do not win this race.  The Kentucky Derby betting odds at BetPhoenix will give bettors the chance to win big money. There are some of the largest wagering pools in all of horse racing in Kentucky Derby betting.  With these huge pools can come huge payoffs in the exacta, trifecta and definitely the superfecta. Hundreds of thousands of dollars can be won on the exotic wagers in the Kentucky Derby.

The Kentucky Derby is for three-year olds and is run at a mile and a quarter on the dirt at Churchill Downs.

The race has been called “The Run for the Roses” in addition to "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" and "America’s Race". It is the first race of horse racing’s Triple Crown.

The 2014 Kentucky Derby will be run on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014.

Recent Winners

  • 2013 -- Orb
  • 2012 – I’ll Have Another
  • 2011 – Animal Kingdom
  • 2010 – Super Saver
  • 2009 – Mine That Bird
  • 2008 – Big Brown
  • 2007 – Street Sense
  • 2006 – Barbaro
  • 2005 – Giacomo
  • 2004 – Smarty Jones
  • 2003 – Funny Cide
  • 2002 – War Emblem
  • 2001 – Monarchos
  • 2000 – Fusaichi Pegasus

The place to make all of your horse betting wagers is the BetPhoenix racebook. Great horse racing odds are available every day at BetPhoenix.

To be ready for 2014 Kentucky Derby betting you need to open your account at BetPhoenix today.