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2019 Kentucky Derby Betting Preview & Odds

Posted by: Mike Davis
2019 Kentucky Derby Betting Odds

Online horse betting fans are ecstatic about the fact that the 2019 Kentucky Derby is but two weeks away. Additionally, this year’s Run for the Roses is looking like it will be wide open. At the end of the day this means that legal betting fans stand to rack up some massive value off of this year’s event. One on side you have the fans, who are sizing up this year’s favorites. And on the other are the seasoned professional punters, who believe this year’s race will be won by a non-favorite. But before we take a look at the odds, let’s mulch over some pertinent sportsbook info.

2019 Kentucky Derby – Saturday, May 4th     

When: Post Time ~ 6:50 pm ET

Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky

TV: NBC

Stream: NBC Sports

Before we take a look at the field, it’s important to note some of the most recent Kentucky Derby history. Undoubtedly this information could help you make the most out of this year’s action. Since 2013, when the Kentucky Derby turned to the modern points system, every single one of the last 6 winners entered the Derby as an unbeaten 3-year old. Additionally, each winner had also won a 100 point Derby Prep race. These races include the following: Louisiana Derby, UAE Derby, Florida Derby, Wood Memorial, Blue Grass, Santa Anita Derby and Arkansas Derby. The last 6 Kentucky Derby winners have been; Justify, Always Dreaming, Nyquist, American Pharoah, California Chrome, and Orb. Whether or not this trend will repeat itself in 2109 is for mobile betting fans to decide.

2019 Kentucky Derby Betting Runners & Contenders

We’ll begin by taking a look at some of the bigger names entering this year’s field. The following are the three horses most likely to take the biggest share of the betting action. Naturally, one of these will open up as this year’s favorite.

Omaha Beach: Managed to take first place in the Arkansas Derby

Roadster: Managed to take first place in the Santa Anita Derby

Game Winner: Managed to take second place in the Santa Anita Derby, also the champ out of the 2-year old Breeders’ Cup.

Apart from the above listed names, the following will likely receive a large portion of the betting action as well.

Tacitus: Managed to take first place in the Wood Memorial

Maximum Security: Managed to take first place in the Florida Derby

Vekoma: Managed to take first place in the Blue Grass

By My Standards: Managed to take first place in the Louisiana Derby

Below you will find the rest of the 2019 Kentucky Derby betting field. While these won’t get a large portion of the betting action, these still offer the biggest value of all. Additionally, the pros feel that one of the following names will come up big this year. After all, in 2017 super long shots at 33-1 and 40-1 managed to take both second and third.

Plus Que Parfait: Managed to take first place in the UAE Derby

Code of Honor: Managed to take third place in the Florida Derby

Improbable: Managed to take second place in the Arkansas Derby

Haikal: Managed to take third place in the Wood Memorial

War of Will: Managed to take ninth place in the Louisiana Derby

Cutting Humor: Managed to take first place in the Sunland Derby

Tax: Managed to take second place in the Wood Memorial

Win Win Win: Managed to take second place in the Blue Grass

Country House: Managed to take third place in the Arkansas Derby

Long Range Toddy: Managed to take sixth place in the Arkansas Derby

Spinoff: Managed to take second place in the Louisiana Derby

Gray Magician: Managed to take second place in the UAE Derby

Master Fencer: Managed to take first place in the Fukuryu Stakes (Japan)

2019 Kentucky Derby Betting Odds

Omaha Beach + 350

Roadster + 360

Improbable + 500

Maximum Security +600

Game Winner + 700

Tacitus + 1400

By My Standards+ 1400

War of Will + 1600

Code of Honor + 1800

Vekoma + 2000

Spinoff + 2500

Win Win Win + 2500

Anothertwistafate + 4000

Haikal + 5000

Long Range Toddy + 5000

Cutting Humor + 6000

Tax + 6000

Country House + 10000

Plus Que Parfait + 10000

Bodexpress + 10000

Gray Magician + 10000

Master Fencer + 10000

Signalman + 20000

Sueno + 30000