Kentucky Derby Contenders

Get ready to celebrate the fastest two minutes in sports. The Road to the Derby schedule has started and we are on the way to determining the contenders for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Derby odds to win are posted here at USA Sportsbook so horse racing fans can get a head start on establishing a solid betting strategy before the other horse betting sites. Bet on contenders during the Road to the Roses to get the best opportunity to lock in huge odds well before the competition.


Kentucky Derby Points Standings

As the Road to the Kentucky Derby progresses, we will pay close attention to the Kentucky Derby Points Standings while providing daily updates about all of the best 2 year old horses in North America. Only 20 horses are able to enter the starting gate for the Fastest Two Minutes in Sports but many more will compete for a spot.


Road to the Kentucky Derby Handicapping

Be sure to read up on our expansive selection of Road to the Kentucky Derby handicapping tips and updates including Road to the Roses Race Recaps, Derby Prep Horses to Watch, Contender Profiles, Notable Works, Winning Speed Figures, Injury Reports, News & Notes and more! USA Sportsbook offers more Kentucky Derby horse racing information than any site making it a fasters, easier and better place to bet on the Kentucky Derby.


What is the Also Eligible Rule?

The AE or Also Eligible rule comes in to effect in the event of a scratched horse in the days or weeks before the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs . For example, in 2011 Uncle Mo was scratched by trainer Todd Pletcher for Kentucky Derby 137th; under the new rules the next highest points earner which was Sway Away. This ensures that the Kentucky Derby will always run a full 20 horse field going forward.


Bet on the Kentucky Derby

When you bet on the Kentucky Derby, be sure to pay attention to any horses that are early scratches and know who the possible Also-Eligible horses are according to their Kentucky Derby Points System.

2018 Kentucky Derby Contenders Post Position Draw

Post Horse Odds
1 Lookin at Lee 20-1
2 Thunder Snow 20-1
3 Fast and Accurate 50-1
Untrapped 30-1
5 Always Dreaming 5-1
6 State of Honor 30-1
7 Girvin 15-1
8 Hence 15-1
9 Irap 20-1
10 Gunnevera 15-1
11 Battle of Middway 30-1
12 Sonneteer 50-1
13 J Boys Echo 20-1
14 Classic Empire 4-1
15 McCracken 5-1
16 Tapwrit 20-1
17 Irish War Cry 6-1
18 Gormley 15-1
19 Practical Joke 20-1
20 Patch 30-1

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