Courtesy of Churchill Downs and Twin Spires:
The Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which has been a Kentucky Derby tradition since 1999, enables fans to bet on possible contenders for the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) at Churchill Downs well in advance of the May 5 running of America’s greatest race. Odds on horses in the four KDFW pools could be more attractive than those available on the day of the race. Each wagering pool features 24 betting interests that consist of 23 individual horses and the “All Other 3-Year-Olds” interest, which includes all 3-year-old Thoroughbreds other than the pool’s individual horses.
The wager is $2 minimum bet and is a win wager only. Pari-mutuel payouts on winning tickets on Kentucky Derby Day will be determined by the final odds in each respective pool. Each pool also includes a minimum $2 exacta wager that requires bettors to correctly choose the top two Derby finishers in the exact order of finish. The exacta is also a $2 minimum bet, with exacta boxes available in $1 increments.
Wagering on the KDFW’s 24 betting interests will be available at Churchill Downs and racetracks and satellite wagering outlets across North American and online via TwinSpires.com the official betting partner of the Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup World Championships, and other online wagering platforms.
No scratches or refunds are permitted in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Should Churchill Downs officials determine during the pool that a wagering interest will not compete in the May 5 race because of injury, illness or other circumstance, wagering on that interested will be suspended immediately.
The opening Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool of 2018 was conducted from Nov. 23-26, while Pool 2 ran from Feb. 9-11. The year’s fourth and final pool is set for April 6-8.
Total handle for the Feb. 9-11 KDFW pool was $521,650 ($363,389 in the Win pool and $158,262 in Exactas), which was a significant 58.1% increase over last year’s $330,043 ($227,881 in the Win pool and $102,162 in Exactas). Last year’s KDFW Pool 3 handled $373,354 ($250,280 in the Win pool and $123,075 in Exactas).
Real-time odds and other information on the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which will include free past performance information from Brisnet, is available at the official Kentucky Derby event web site at Kentucky Derby Future Wager!
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