2013 Kentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby is now upon us with the 'Most Exciting two minutes in sport' taking place at Churchill Downs, the race is of course also the first leg of the coveted Triple Crown. It is the 137th running of the race and as always will be one of the biggest races of the year with the betting looking exciting with a number of top contenders taking their chances. The Kentucky Derby Draw is always important and the information will be on offer as soon as it becomes available.
As we get closer to the Kentucky Derby the Kentucky Derby Odds will fluctuate, but make sure you keep returning to this website to find out the latest betting for the American race. The contest caps the two week long Kentucky Festival with he prize fund in excess of $2m and rising each season.
The Kentucky Derby Betting 2013
It is a Grade One race for three year old thoroughbred horses, ran over a distance of 1¼ miles on the world famous Churchill Downs course. Many say that the race represents the most exiting 2 minutes of sport in the US Calendar year and others call it the Race for the Roses on account of how the winner each year is draped with a blanket of roses.
The Kentucky Derby history is a long and colourful one that has produced many Kentucky Derby legends who between them have helped enormously in cementing the race as one of the most famous in the entire world.
As the antepost betting suggests the race this year looks to be more open than usual, with several leading contenders. The favourite this year looks set to be Lookin At Luckywho has won twice this year and looks like being the one to beat. Lookin At Lucky ran well at the Breeders Cup in November and if he improves should go close and may prove a good alternative to the favourite. Please check out the Kentucky Derby Form Guide for further information on the 2013 leading contenders.
Kentucky Derby Betting
With the advent of world wide TV coverage, the Kentucky Derby is televised live in the UK and betting markets are created to deal with the huge amount of betting interest. UK Bookmakers are always keen to service such a race and via this site there are several outstanding Kentucky Derby Free bet opportunities. The Kentucky Derby odds can be checked out here as well as a full list of this years Kentucky Derby runners.
About The Kentucky Derby
The race this year will be contested by over twenty horses, who are likely to be headed in the betting by Old Fashioned and Fresian Fire. The 2008 Kentucky Derby was won by the outstanding Big Brown, who went on to take the second leg of the triple crown, when winning the Preakness Stakes, however he was unable to complete the Triple Crown after running with an injury in the Belmont Stakes. The Triple Crown has only been won in fact by 11 horses in history and none since Affimed achieved the feat in 1978.
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The Triple Crown
The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the US Triple Crown. It is followed by the Preakness Stakes just two weeks later with the final leg being the Belmont Stakes in June. Any horse that wins all three of thee races in any one season will be written into the history books, in 2008 Big Brown managed to win the first two races before finishing last in the Belmont Stakes. There has been no winner of the Triple Crown since 1978 when Affirmed wrote his name into the record books.
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