Kentucky Derby Odds 2021

Below are the latest Kentucky Derby Future odds for the horses that are expected to run, the 2021 runners aren't yet confirmed, but we'll be sure to let you know as soon as they're confirmed. Updated on January 4, 2021:

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Authentic To win the Kentucky Derby 2021
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The 2021 Kentucky Derby hasn't had the date confirmed yet, but it will be at the Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky. The race is one of the most important on the calendar and draws an audience from all over the world.

It was Country House who won the event in 2019, ridden by French jockey Flavien Prat. The first Kentucky Derby was run in 1875, making it one of the most famous horse-racing events in the world. 

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Who are the top contenders in the 2020 Kentucky Derby?

The Kentucky Derby is one of the biggest horse racing meetings on the calendar for horse racing fans across the globe. There will be a lot of chopping and changing between now and race day, so be aware that the odds for the runners will move and it’s worth checking back with us as often as possible!

Honor A.P. (11.00) is working under trainer John A. Shirreffs, who has managed to guide the thoroughbred to a second-place finish this year.


Authentic (13.00) is another top-contender, who has really shone through early on this year picking up wins in both races at the Santa Anita so far in 2020.

Charlatan (13.00) another Colt who has placed twice in the first two races this year, with Jockey Drayden Van Dyke looker shaper than ever.

Gouverneur Morris (21.00) ran an excellent race in Tampa and placed first, taking the lap of honour. A less fortunate day out at Gulfstream Park, placing fourth.

Independence Hall (21.00) is an outside favourite, much like Honor A.P. and Gouverneur Morris, but the Colt has made a great start to the year, placing first and second.


Who will win the 2020 Kentucky Derby?

As it stands, it’s Ete Indian who is pegged as the favourite though Authentic and Charltatan certainly make for good prospects. Who will get their hands on the $1.8 million prize money at the 2020 Derby?

Ete Indian To win the Kentucky Derby 2020

What are the types of odds?

Horse racing has one of the broadest betting markets you’ll find at any online betting provider. It’s important to recognize there are a variety of different bets, which are worth playing in different circumstances.

But first, all bettors should be aware that there are three main types of betting odds displayed at online racebooks. These are American odds (-500), Fractional odds (1/5), and Decimal odds (1.20), which can all hold the same value but look quite different. So, be aware of which odds you’re working with!

Win/loss odds

Simple win/loss odds are available and are the most common form of bet, picking a win/loss is the main punters bet you’ll come across at any racetrack.

Kentucky Derby Exacta, Trifecta and Superfecta Wagering Odds

These may seem strange names for odds if you’re coming from a sportsbook, but these are commonplace wagers and very popular among racebook players. The bet relates to the order in which the horses place; the top two (exacta), three (trifecta) or four (superfecta).

Live odds

Live odds are dictated by the amount of money that goes into the win pool. So, if a bettor is looking to play “live odds” they will bet on the day of the race. It’s a frequent bet and sportsbooks support this type of wagering.

Multirace Exotics

The double, the Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, and Pick 6 all involve picking the winners of consecutive races. Using multiple combinations is the strategic way to place these kinds of bets.

Kentucky Derby 2019

There's nothing quite like Kentucky Derby betting, and the 2019 ran for the Roses on May 4th. Last year's field was particularly wide-open. When you look at the Kentucky Derby contenders, you talk about the Kentucky Derby Future betting and examine the scope of the famed first leg of the U.S. Triple Crown, which is always followed by The Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. 

Kentucky Derby Past Champions

The Kentucky Derby has been running since 1875, with over a hundred winners over the years. The race is held on the first Saturday of May, capping a two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. It's a grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of one and a quarter miles at Churchill Downs. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds and fillies 121 pounds. 

Last year the race was won by Country House, in a time of 2:03:93. We've compiled a list of all previous winners for you below:

 Year   Horse    Jockey 





 Country House 

 Flavien Prat 


Justify  Mike E. Smith 


 Always Dreaming   John Velazquez 


Nyquist Mario Gutierrez


 American Pharoah  Victor Espinoza


California Chrome Victor Espinoza


Orb Joel Rosario


I'll Have Another Mario Gutierrez


Animal Kingdom John Velazquez


Super Saver

Calvin Borel


Mine That Bird

Calvin Borel


Big Brown

 Kent Desormeaux 


Street Sense

Calvin Borel



Edgar Prado



Mike E. Smith


Smartly Jones

Stewart Elliot


Funny Cide

Jose A. Santos


War Emblem

Victor Espinoza



Jorge F. Chavez


Fusaichi Pegasus

Kent Desormeaux

Kentucky Derby Records

There have been numerous records set over the years, including speed records, winning margins, among many more. 

Speed record:

  • Mile and a Quarter: 1:59​2⁄5 – Secretariat (1973)
  • Mile and a Half: 2:34​1⁄2 – Spokane (1889)

Margin of Victory:

  • 8 lengths – Old Rosebud (1914), Johnstown (1939), Whirlaway (1941), Assault (1946)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 5 – Eddie Arcaro (1938, 1941, 1945, 1948, 1952)
  • 5 – Bill Hartack (1957, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1969)

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 6 – Ben A. Jones (1938, 1941, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 8 – Calumet Farm (1941, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1957, 1958, 1968)

Longest shot to win the Derby:

  • 91 to 1 – Donerail (1913)

Kentucky Derby FAQ

  • The 2020 Kentucky Derby is set to take place on Saturday, September 5. Each May, the world-famous Kentucky Derby steals the spotlight and hosts countless celebrities. Whether stars of sports or film, it's usually a safe assumption that plenty of high-profile folks will make their way to Kentucky for the event. 

  • As is the case every single year the race takes place, the 2020 Kentucky Derby will be held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Churchill Downs has plenty of history, as it was first opened all the way back in 1875. 

  • In the United States, the Kentucky Derby is aired on NBC. In what many call the 'best two minutes in sports', you'll be able to hear an exciting call of the race via the commentators on the NBC network. It's truly a fun event to watch no matter where you are. 

  • In the most controversial race in its history, the 2019 Kentucky Derby crown was awarded to Country House after Maximum Security was disqualified for interference. It was the first time ever there was an on-track disqualification. 

  • The Kentucky Derby features a larger field than your average race of thoroughbreds, as 20 compete in the event. Usually, you'll see eight horses square off in a race. However, the amount of horses on the track more than doubles when everyone heads to Louisville. 

  • The Kentucky Derby is one of the more popular sporting events in the United States every year. In 2019, more than 150,000 people made their way to Churchill Downs. This year, around 155,000 fans are expected to be on hand. 

  • The purse for the Kentucky Derby is actually quite impressive, as the winner is awarded $2 million. With it being one of the three 'Triple Crown' races, it's easy to understand why there is so much at stake and why the payout is so large. 

  • The 2020 Kentucky Derby will be the first race in the 'Triple Crown' series. Following the KD, the thoroughbreds then compete in the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, followed by the Belmont Stakes in New York

  • The race distance for the Kentucky Derby is one and one-quarter miles long. A typical Kentucky Derby race will last right around two minutes. 

  • The early favourite to capture the glory at the Kentucky Derby is Independence Hall. However, oddsmakers are also high on Storm the Court, Tiz the Law, Dennis Moment, Tizamagician, Garth and many others to potentially come away with a victory in Louisville. 

  • Absolutely! Bettors can bet and even view the races from their own home without any difficulty. All they need is access to a device such as a computer, smartphone, tablet, or another device that has an operating system and access to the internet.

    Bettors then have access to two options; they can either access a sportsbook online and place bets that way or to download software from one of the oddsmakers onto their device and get instant betting access.

  • Smartphones with internet access allow users to visit sportsbook websites directly, which enables them to play the odds online.

    However, as advancements in technology have influenced the gambling industry we begin to see more and more sportsbooks offering downloadable betting software. So, betting via mobile is in fact one of the most common ways to bet.

  • With so many sportsbooks on offer, it can be a daunting task to find the right oddsmaker for betting on the King of Sports. However, as we mentioned before, we have a list of recommended providers. But in terms of some of the best for racing, WilliamHill and Bet365 are up there with the best.

  • There are always a variety of promotions available to bettors that offer free money and bets to players. For the vast majority of racebooks, they offer a horse-racing rebate, which varies in value. The value is normally somewhere between 7-15% on your daily bet volume, win or lose, which is paid out every single day.

  • It’s not common for partners to stream events live, although it is something that companies are lobbying for regularly. However, closer to the event itself, it’s worth looking out and checking to see if any providers have made a deal to licence a streaming service.

  • Horse racing offers one of the broadest betting markets of them all. There are some simple bets and there are others which are far much more difficult to find success on. It’s important to pick a bet which you can be confident in and feel the payout and risk are balanced - at least to some degree! The following types of bets are common with horse racing fans:

    • Show
    • Place
    • Win
    • Quinella
    • Exacta
    • Trifecta
    • Superfecta