Meet the 2016 Kentucky Derby Contenders

We are just over two months away from the first Saturday of May and the two most exciting minutes in sports, the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs, and the wagering has already begun at the sportsbooks.

Here is a look at the top three betting choices in the latest 2016 Kentucky Derby odds released by online sportsbook Bodog - Mohaymen, Nyquist, and Mor Spirit lead the way on the list.

Beholder Biggest Threat to Grand Slam Bid by American Pharoah

American Pharoah will go into the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) as the first Triple Crown winner to compete for the “Grand Slam”, looking to win the year-end championship race facing older runners.

The colt has been the solid betting favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Classic ever since the Bob Baffert trainee made history by sweeping the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes this spring. His current betting price for the Classic at Bodog is +200.

Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah Heavy Classic Favorite

There are still 4 ½ months until the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) but Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is getting hammered in the early betting, dropping from 3-1 to 3-2 at Bodog after his victory in the Belmont Stakes (G1).

The colt has now won seven races in a row, but has not faced older runners, which he likely will do in September in his final tune-up for the Classic.



Welcome to Kentucky Derby Odds


It’s the biggest horse race of the year and betting on the Kentucky Derby has become one of those ‘must-wager’ events of the year for even casual horse fans. So finding the best Kentucky Derby odds on the field of 20 top thoroughbreds has become an important search each May.

That’s where comes into play – as the source for morning line odds and future betting lines on the Run For The Roses. The best online racebooks offering the best Kentucky Derby odds will be featured here, along with handicapping tips, general horse wagering tutorials and links to cool Kentucky Derby contests.

When there is a Canadian horse (like longshot Mine That Bird who won the 2009 Derby) or Canadian owners and trainers involved, we’ll give the Canadian context. More importantly, we’ll keep tabs on the latest props and odds from the best online racebooks, ensuring your search for Kentucky Derby odds each May is simple.

Check out the list of early Kentucky Derby contenders for the running of the Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports, run on the First Saturday in May.