Kentucky Derby Online Betting Race Results

Published Sunday, May 04, 2014 -
Kentucky Derby Online Betting Race Results

The triple crown of horse racing has passed the first stage with the Kentucky Derby now over the odds are changing with the underdog win by California Chrome, a horse with a humble pedigree. California Chrome, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, pulled away to win the 140th Kentucky Derby much to the surprise of those who consider the horses bred in Kentucky by major stables to be superior racers. This was a victory for the ordinary working stiff. Owners Perry Martin and Steve Coburn bred an $8,000 mare to a $2,500 stallion to produce the winner of the world's most famous race with their one-horse stable. Steve Coburn said "This is just a dream come true and a great birthday present," said Coburn, who turned 61 on the day of the race.

California Chrome entered the race as the big favorite for the Kentucky when two days before the race odds movement ran rampant throughout the board after the starting gate announcements. One favored horse was also forced to withdraw because of an injury, further throwing the odds for a loop. Behind the favorite were Wicked Strong and Danza, getting 6-1 and 9-1 odds, respectively. Both horses have seen their odds improve as well, as Wicked Strong entered the day with an 8-1 chance at the victory, while Danza was listed at 10-1. The race was exciting as Commanding Curve, a 37-1 play, rallied for second, with Danza coming in third. Wicked Strong was fourth and Samraat finished fifth.

With 164,906 people at the event the second largest crowd in the Kentucky Derby’s history the chestnut colt ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:03.66 and paid $7, $5.60 and $4.20. California Chrome has become the first California-bred to win the Derby since Decidedly won in 1962. "This horse has so much talent," Espinoza said. Speculation is now rampant that California Chrome just might have what it takes to win the Triple Crown consisting of the Derby, Preakness and Belmont, something that hasn’t been done since 1978.





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