Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 opens Friday

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“It’s normal and logical for ‘All Others’ to be favored in the opening pool of the Derby Future Wager, but it’s rare for me to set its morning line odds so low,” said Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia. “No individual horse has really grabbed the attention of Derby fans, and while several lightly-raced horses have been impressive, they are question marks in terms of experience.  It will be fun to shop for attractive prices on individual horses, but most fans figure to find their way back to the mutuel field before the pool closes.”

A complete list of the 24 betting interests, plus real-time odds, for the Kentucky Derby Future Wager can be found on the official Kentucky Derby website. To place your future wager, visit Churchill Downs’ new simulcasting venue, the Parlay Room. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. You can also wager through online wagering accounts like Twinspires.com, Xpressbet, DRF Bets, and TVG.

Brisnet is offering free Past Performances (PPs) for all Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 interests. Brisnet is also offering free PPs on all Triple Crown nominated horses that will be updated weekly.

The Kentucky Derby Future Wager is a fun way to get in the game early and start analyzing the Kentucky Derby contenders. Maybe your horse won’t make the Kentucky Derby or maybe your horse will go on to win the Preakness or Belmont. Either way, it’s a good excuse to start talking Derby!

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I'm a lifetime Louisville resident with a passion for horse racing. When I'm not working as an immigration paralegal or taking care of my family, I follow Thoroughbred racing and love to share the excitement and beauty of the sport with anyone willing to learn!
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