Online Betting Easy for The Kentucky Derby

Published Thursday, May 05, 2016 -
Online Betting Easy for The Kentucky Derby

The sport of kings also known as horse racing is a worldwide opportunity to place an online wager on a favoured nag that could if all goes well bring a sizable win to the would be punter. Coming up this weekend on May 6th is America’s well known classic horse race, the Kentucky Derby. The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby will see millions of fans watch the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, this Saturday at approximately 5:34 p.m. at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky USA.

“The Run for the Roses” is a Grade I stakes race for 3-year old thoroughbred horses. The race distance is one and one-quarter miles long, and it is run on the dirt racetrack at Churchill Downs. Colts and geldings in the race carry 126 pounds (57 kg), and fillies in the race carry 121 pounds (55 kg). Twenty horses run in the Derby with the winning prize purse an approximate $2 million USD. Winning the Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing is a difficult feat for any horse. The marathon begins with the Kentucky Derby, then two weeks later the Preakness and then three weeks later the Belmont Stakes.  In 2016 the Preakness Stakes is May 21 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, on June 11. The Triple Crown in the 2015 Kentucky Derby was won by  American Pharoah, it is amazing that only 12 horses have won the Triple Crown in 141 years.

Nyquist is the favorite to win the Derby with 3-to-1 odds starting from post position 13. An estimated $194.3 million was wagered on the 2015 Kentucky Derby, the most in the history of the race with $154.3 million being paid out winning tickets. When betting on the Kentucky Derby online there are a few key online gambling tips. First pick an online book that gives you a signup bonus and second do your research on the horses racing.

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