Kentucky Derby Odds 2020

Kentucky Derby Future Odds 2020

The 2020 Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday, May 2 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. 

Here are the latest Kentucky Derby Future odds for the horses that are expected to run, we cannot confirm at this stage if they will definitely run. Updated on March 11, 2020:

Kentucky Derby 2020 Future Odds BetWay Bet365 Spin Palace Sports


13.00 13.00 13.00

Tiz The Law

13.00 13.00 13.00

Mischievous Alex

15.00 15.00 15.00


17.00 17.00 17.00

Ete Indien

17.00 17.00 17.00

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Kentucky Derby 2019

There's nothing quite like Kentucky Derby betting, and with the 2019 Run for the Roses quickly approaching (Sat, May 4), this year's field is particularly wide-open. Let's meet the Kentucky Derby contenders, talk 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.

With 20 horses signed on to contest the Derby barring late scratches, bettors put themselves in the proverbial catbird's seat to take advantage of healthy odds. Even in the case of bona fide superstars such as American Pharoah (2015) and Justify (2019), both colts entered the starting gate in Louisville at around 5/2 (+250). 

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)

Frequently Asked Questions
  • The 2020 Kentucky Derby is set to take place on Saturday, May 2. 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.