Kentucky Derby

As spring arrives, so does one of the year’s most exciting sporting events: the Kentucky Derby. The first Saturday in May puts the spotlight squarely on the Sport Of Kings as Churchill Downs becomes abuzz with Mint Juleps, the garland of roses and Kentucky Derby betting. If you’re new to the action.

Here’s a quick rundown on how to bet the Derby.

How To Pick A Winner?
If you’re sifting through the Kentucky derby betting lines and trying to figure out who to pick, remember that history is on your side. Each year, there is a schedule of important races that lead up to the Run for the Roses known as the Kentucky Derby prep trail. Examine which horses have fared well there and see who heads into the race with momentum. That’ll help you make your selection.

How Do The Odds Work?
When you’re betting the Derby, it’s quite simple. You might see a list of odds at that looks like this:

Secretariat 2/1
Shared Belief 5/1
California Chrome 10/1

When you see odds like this, all you have to remember is that you’re working with fractions. So if you bet $5 on Shared Belief, you’ll win $25 (5 x $5) if he wins the race. Or if you bet $300 on California Chrome, you’ll win $3000.

Remember that you don’t only have to bet on the horse to win the race. There are all sorts of exotic bets like Place, Show, Trifectas, Quinellas and a lot more.

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